Mokena Meteor Music
April 3, 2020 - April 9, 2020
Important Information from the Music Department!
All Mokena Schools will continue to be closed through April 10, 2020.
Starting on Monday, April 6, we will switch to Remote Learning with a Human Touch. All band students should be checking their Google Classroom daily for band assignments. All band students should have already signed up for SmartMusic as well. Starting on April 6, Ms. Beekman and Mrs. Bussean will be posting daily prompts to students. Students will respond to these prompts in Google Classroom. We will also be assigning work to students to be completed by Friday at 11:59 pm weekly until we are back in school. Students in Cadet, Concet and Symphonic Bands are expected to continue to log their practice time in Charms just as they have been for the rest of the school year.
Every Monday and Wednesday, Ms. Beekman and Mrs. Bussean will have "office hours" in the Google Hangouts. Any student needing extra help, or having questions, should plan to attend the hangout. We would love to see their faces! We will be sending an email with more information soon which will include our weekly expectations.
While we know this is a difficult time for our band students, we hope that they will continue to practice daily and stay on top of their skills. We are here to help! If you student is feeling discouraged, please reach out to us. We will get through this together and return to making beautiful music together. Stay strong!
Here's the information to get a SmartMusic account
Class Code: FK3DN-GRQCU
Remember, the first band to have 100% participation, will get to see a TikTok dance by their band director!
Private Music Lessons - Highly Encouraged
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Bussean or Ms. Beekman
MANY PRIVATE INSTRUCTORS ARE OFFERING VIRTUAL LESSONS RIGHT NOW!
Little Mermaid Jr. Status
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TONAL ENERGY APP - MUST HAVE FOR ALL INSTRUMENTALISTS!
TonalEnergy Tuner is an all-inclusive, easy to use application designed for individual practice and/or large ensemble rehearsals that aides musicians to improve sound quality and intonation.
Tuning, volume, articulation, release, duration, and steadiness are the key elements of developing a beautiful tone quality. TonalEnergy Tuner is the first multi-purpose application that allows users of all ages to understand and improve every aspect of their sound.
This app is especially useful to young brass players who struggle to find the correct partial. Oftentimes they think they are playing the correct pitch, when in fact, they are not. This can be very frustrating. This app can help students learn where the correct partial is and to hear when they are not matching the correct pitch.
In addition to its tuner capabilities, it has a built in metronome to keep students rehearsing with a steady beat!
We highly recommend that all students in our band program invest in this application if they have access to a device. It is well worth the $3.99 it costs. This is much more inexpensive than a separate metronome and tuner device.
What is an IFA Account? (Formerly known as IBA)
IFA Fundraisers usually occur once per quarter and are not mandatory. We are currently running the Popcorn Fundraiser. 50% of the proceeds will go into your child's IFA account.
Music Booster Meeting - APRIL MEETING TO BE DETERMINED
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