5th Grade Band News
March 21-25, 2016
Mark Your Calendars!
Thursday, April 14
Monday, April 18
Thursday, April 21
Please make sure you do NOT come to Liberty these mornings.
We will still have sectionals after the PARCC testing is over for the day on our normal sectional days. Sectional times for during the PARCC testing will be sent out at a later date.
Weekly 5th Grade Band Schedule
7am - 5th Grade Band at Liberty
Tuesday, March 22
Wednesday, March 23 - Oakview 5th Grade Band Sectionals
**special schedule because Mrs. Clark's schedule at Liberty is different due to the junior high PARCC testing.
12:20 - trombone and tuba
12:50 - percussion, flute and clarinet
1:20 - saxophone, trumpet, and french horn
Thursday, March 24 - Ridge 5th Grade Band Sectionals
8:55 - flute
9:25 - clarinet
9:55 - saxophone
10:25 - trumpet
10:55 - trombone
11:25 - tuba
12:50 - percussion
Friday, March 25
No School - Spring Break Begins!
What to practice for 5th Grade Band?
Start to get familiar with the notes and rhythms!
Continue to work on the beginning through measure 25 to master the notes and rhythms. Remember - if you forget a fingering for a new note, look it up at home on the fingering chart that is at the back of your band book!
I am so impressed with how well this piece is coming together. Now, that we have worked on the entire piece, please review to make sure your notes and rhythms are solid. Then begin to play expressively and musically by adding in the dynamics.
Instrument Spotlight of the Week: Saxophone!
Saxophone Fun Facts
The saxophone is used in all types of music especially concert band and jazz band. Some famous saxophone players are John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderly, Woody Herman, Branford Marasalis and former President Bill Clinton!
There is a very cool youtube video done by the US Army Field Band which shows some very neat and unheard of saxophones. I HIGHLY recommend that you check out the video. It is pretty neat to see some of these instruments and some are totally CRAZY! Check out the video below: