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CRI Beginning Band Course Syllabus

CRI Band Course Syllabus

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Upcoming Events, Tests, Projects
2017-2018 Calendar Dates

CRI Band Events/Calendar 2019-2020


Beginning Band
Important Dates 2019-2020

  • August 20, 2019 Instrument Rental Night - 4:00 to 7:30PM

    • MHS Band Room

  • August 22, 2019 Instrument Rental Night - 4:00 to 7:30PM

    • MHS Band Room

Both of these events are scheduled to make renting or purchasing an instrument more convenient for the families in Mustang. These are come and go events.

  • August 23, 2019 Instruction will begin on band instruments.

  • September 2-13, 2019 Band-a-Palooza Donation Drive Fundraiser

    • More info will be coming soon!

  • October 1, 2019 Incredible Pizza Reward Day for Fundraiser Goal

    • This trip is during the school day. You must qualify for this event. 

  • November 12, 2019 Beginning Band Demonstration Concert

    • Times TBA

    • All Band Students will perform.

       ** February (date TBA) Recruiting performance for 5th graders**

  • April 4, 2020 Mustang North Middle School and Canyon Ridge Intermediate School Solo/Ensemble Festival

    • Times TBA

    • Not required, but highly encouraged.

  • April 18, 2020 Deer Creek Band Festival

    • Includes a trip to Incredible Pizza

    • All Band Students will perform but are not required to go to Incredible Pizza.

  • April 24, 2020 Mustang Day of Bands

    • Times TBA

    • All Band Students will perform.

Required Supplies


The following items are required for band class. All of these items may be purchased at an Instrument Night Event (see info. on webpage).

Flutes: Instrument, Tradition of Excellence Book 1 for Flute, Instrument cleaning kit

Clarinets: Instrument, Tradition of Excellence Book 1 for Clarinet, Instrument cleaning kit,

tripod instrument stand, at least 4 good reeds (Vandoren 2 1/2)

Trumpets and trombones: Instrument, Tradition of Excellence Book 1 for Trumpet or

trombone, cleaning kit, valve oil and slide grease (trumpets), and slide cream and slide

grease (trombone)

Percussion: Percussion kit (includes drum practice pad and small xylophone with stands),

drum sticks and mallets, Tradition of Excellence Book 1 for Percussion

Recommended for all students: Folding music stand

Meet your band teachers!

Mrs. Watson

Mrs. Watson is a 36 year band director, and she is in her 13th year at Mustang.  Prior to Mustang, she has taught in Kansas, Nevada, and Oklahoma.  She is a woodwind specialist, and works at CRI and MNMS primarily.  She has twice been named Teacher of the Year, and her bands have consistently earned top ratings.  Clarinet is her primary instrument, and she has a special interest in jazz and beginning band instruction.

Please contact Mrs. Watson by email:  watsonb@mustangps.org 

Mr. Ozinga

Mr. Chris Ozinga is in his 12th year of teaching, his fifth year in Mustang.  He is a percussion specialist, and teaches percussion students throughout the district.  His home state is Michigan, and he enjoys performing professionally in the OKC area.  
You may contact Mr. Ozinga at ozingac@mustangps.org

Mr. Mangus Sr.

Mr. Mangus has been teaching band for 40 years. He has taught in Mustang, Miami, Maud, Crescent, Bridge Creek,  UCO, and also teaches at the Oklahoma Christian University. He will be helping with clarinets, trombones, trumpets, and French horn here at Canyon Ridge and all the other schools. You may reach Mr. Mangus at mangust@mustangps.org.

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