Niu Valley Middle School

An International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme World School

Music Department

Music Department

August 29, 2016 | 8:59 pm | by Mr. Wayne Fanning

Music Department Fundraiser Going On Now!

Our annual Music Department Fundraiser has begun! Students will be selling tickets for various food items. Any support is greatly appreciated, as it benefits all students in our program. Proceeds will help fund auditorium rental, equipment truck rental, instrument maintenance, bus transportation, sheet music purchase, festival entry fees, and various supplies.  Unsold tickets and payment are due on Monday, September 19 to your music teacher. Items may be picked up on Thursday, September 29, from 2:30-5:30 PM in the school cafeteria. 

August 14, 2016 | 1:09 pm | by Mr. Wayne Fanning


Thank you for visiting our Music Department Website.  The Calendar will be your most useful portion of this site, so please bookmark it and visit it regularly.  Please refer to the handouts which you received at our meetings during the first week of August for specific information regarding each event.  We look forward to a terrific school year!

March 25, 2016 | 1:30 pm | by Mr. Wayne Fanning

Congratulations Concert Band Students

Bravo to the members of our Concert Band for their fantastic performance at the Hawaii Band and Orchestra Festival on Saturday, March 12, 2016. The international event, which was held at the beautiful Roosevelt High School Auditorium, also featured ensembles from Kaiser High School, Kalani High School, Mexico, and Alaska.  A valuable part of the festival was the clinic by Mr. Jay Gephart, Director of Bands at Purdue University.  Mr. Gephart worked with the band for over an hour, helping us to improve our musicianship.  During the performance, the two adjudicators provided the ensemble with valuable feedback, as well as an overall rating.  Both judges awarded the band Superior Ratings.  Up next.....Parade of Orchestras!

September 02, 2015 | 10:09 am | by Mr. Wayne Fanning

Music Department Fundraiser In Full Swing

Our annual Music Department Fundraiser is now happening.  Students will be selling tickets for various food items.  Please do your best to support this endeavor, as all students will benefit.  Please refer to the handout issued in class and via email for specific information.  All money and unsold tickets are due on Monday, September 21.  The items may be picked up on one day only--Thursday, October 1 from 2:30-5:30 PM in the school cafeteria. 

August 18, 2015 | 8:36 am | by Mr. Wayne Fanning

Note Reading and Fingering Test Retake

Concert Band students who earned a "6" or less on their Note Reading/Fingering Test need to come on Thursday, August 20 after school for a retake.  Those who were absent on the original test date should come at this time as well.  Students who earned a "7" may choose to retake the test if desired.  The goal is for everyone to earn a "7" or "8".

July 25, 2015 | 9:44 pm | by Mr. Wayne Fanning

Welcome to a New School Year!

We look forward to an exciting 2015-2016 School Year.  Please be sure to check the calendar portion of our Music Department Website, as that will have the most up-to-date information regarding upcoming events.  Other reliable sources of information are the Bulletin Board in the Band Room, your planner, hard copies distributed in class, and emails sent out periodicially. 

August 07, 2014 | 10:05 am | by Mr. Wayne Fanning


The meeting for first and second-year music students on Friday, August 8 has been canceled due to the storm.  Please keep your loved ones safe.

July 28, 2014 | 8:28 pm | by Mr. Wayne Fanning

Welcome To A New School Year!

We would like to welcome all of you to the 2014-2015 School Year!  Our Concert Band recently returned from a very successful performance at the ASBDA National Convention in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and we are looking forward to an exciting year of music making with all of our 400 students in several different ensembles.  If this is your first or second year in the program, please be sure to attend one of our Informational Meetings (July 29, July 30, August 6, or August 8) at 6:30 PM.  In addition, please be sure that all of your forms are returned no later than Tuesday, August 12.  Please feel free to contact Mr. Morita or myself if you have questions.

September 27, 2013 | 12:30 am | by Mr. Wayne Fanning

NVMS Band Bound for Cedar Rapids, Iowa

I am pleased to announce that the Concert Band is officially commited to performing at the American School Band Directors Association (ASBDA) National Conference in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in July 2014.  This is indeed an honor, as this is the 60th Anniversary Conference, and our students will premiere a work written for this conference by renowned band composer Brian Balmages.  Activities include sight-seeing in Iowa as well as Chicago.  We will travel with an entourage of 87 students and 23 adults.  Members of the Concert Strings and Polynesian Music Ensemble were invited to participate in the tour as well.  Students are expected to work extremely hard to represent all music programs in the State of Hawaii.   

September 11, 2013 | 8:54 pm | by Mr. Wayne Fanning

Music Department Fundraiser Unsold Tickets/Payment Due

Please turn in your unsold tickets and payment no later than Tuesday, September 17.  Students who do not have class that day must adhere to the same deadline.  Please submit ONE check for the entire amount, written by the student's parent or legal guardian.  For details, please refer to the handout which was distributed in class and emailed to you, or click on this event on the Music Calendar.  Thank you very much for your support.

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