12/7 - 12/11
Below are important changes to the Beginning Band after school schedule next week.
- MONDAY, DECEMBER 14 – Full band today (3:25-4:00 p.m.)
- TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15 – Full band today (3:25-4:00 p.m.)
- THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17 – NO BAND (CANCELLED AND RESCHEDULED FOR MONDAY)
- Snares will have their band lesson on Wednesday, December 16th.
There is an OPTIONAL performance on the morning of Friday, December 18th. Students will have the opportunity to play some holiday music for bus riders in the cafeteria. Donut holes will be offered beforehand as a little breakfast snack.
If your child would like to participate, they will need to be at school at 7:45 a.m. on December 18th. Students will need to enter the building through the music room doors (the alleyway next to the main entrance – door 28). PLEASE DO NOT USE THE MAIN ENTRANCE.
This is not a required performance.
WHAT DID WE WORK ON THIS WEEK?
Students will also have the opportunity to play these pieces at a mini concert the morning of Friday, December 18th. More information was sent home with students today and is included above in IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS.
In full band, students are learning to keep a steady and stay together. In addition, we recently learned about a new time signature (2/4), breath marks, and duets. Some sections are starting to work on one or two more new notes.
If your child is struggling with note names, please let me know. I can make flash cards to help them.
Students have 2 - 3 goals to work towards after every band lesson. These goals are circled and dated in their Essential Elements book. Students are expected to pass at least one goal at the next band lesson. Going ahead in the book is always encouraged if students feel they can successfully play their assigned goals.
Students should have quite a few songs down now. Ask them to do a mini concert for you! They are very proud of their accomplishments! :-)