Phone: (985) 764-6367
Degrees and Certifications:
B. A. Instrumental Music Ed. K-12 Certified University of Louisiana at Lafayette Trained in Developmental Design 2015
Mrs. Heather Dahl
Welcome to my class. This is my 17th year as a teacher and my 1st year at J. B. Martin Middle School. I am looking forward to working with your children and getting to know them. I will teach all grade levels of Band this year.
I am a native of Houma, La and have lived in St. Charles parish for 17 years. My husband and I have two children. One is a freshman at USM in Musical Theater. The other is a Junior at Hahnville High School. I also have a daughter that resides in Lafayette, LA with her two children.
I love to see the students achieve their goals and make music at their performances! We try to perform on a regular basis and therefore, we have one rehearsal each week to prepare. These rehearsals are important and hopefully, an exciting part of being in band! See the schedule below for rehearsal day assignments.
I hope everyone has a great year at the Best Middle School Ever!
Football Band (7th / 8th grade) *
JBM Jazz Band (by audition only)
* All 7th & 8th gr. Students that are not participating on the football team, Cheerleaders & cougarettes, are expected to be in the football band.
-- All Band students will take band as a class and are required to perform on the Winter and Spring Concerts as the minimum requirement of being in band.
7:55-8:20 Advisory (Mon - Fri)
Monday / Wednesday (A Day): Tuesday / Thursday (B Day):
8:22-9-22 Period 1 - 6th gr Flutes Period 1 - 6th gr Woodwinds
9:24-10:24 Period 2 - 6th gr Brass Period 2 - 6th gr Perc & Mixed Br/Ww
10:26-11:26 Period 3 - Planning Period 3 - 7th gr Woodwinds
11:56-12:56 Period 4 - 7th gr Percussion Period 4 - 7th gr Brass
12:58-1:58 Period 5 - 8th gr Percussion Period 5 - 8th gr Woodwinds
2:00-3:00 Period 6 - 8th gr. Mixed Br/Ww Period 6 - Planning
* Fridays alternate A-B
AFTER SCHOOL REHEARSALS:
Monday - Symphonic Band (7th / 8th grade)*
Tuesday - Jazz Band*
Thursday - Concert Band (6th grade)*
* All rehearsals are mandatory. One excused/unexcused absence is allowed per performance preparation time. A written valid excuse must be presented to the director within 24 hours of the absence. Any student that forgets their instrument should stay at the rehearsal regardless, in order to be given credit for being at rehearsal.
*More than one absence from rehearsals will mean the student will be dismissed from that performing group for the upcoming concert/event and will receive a "0" for their summative grade for that performance. Only Extenuating circumstances will be considered.