AFC MUSIC Newsletter

"Where words fail, music speaks." Hans Christian Anderson

March 23, 2020

It feels good to share with you that we have been making so much music this past week! When we have to keep our groups indoors, distanced, and small in numbers, our JH & HS bands have been rotating members!! We have a very large HS Flute section who have had a blast taking turns helping out in the percussion section; discovering the joys of gongs, vibraslaps, and brake drums!!


Enjoy this next week to recharge your batteries!!


As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns ddeter@afcschools.net.


Happy Music Making,

Mrs. Deter

Masked Voice: update

Our dear friends at West Carroll School District have invited our choirs to participate in their finale song for the last week of their Masked Voice fundraiser! We couldn't say no to this invitation to their Fight Song. I have included links to the fundraiser details, as they strive to assist two students in their fight against cancer.


Update: We have submitted our choirs singing the chorus to "Fight Song"! I hope we make in the grand finale!! Whatever happens, our musicians have worked hard and have enjoyed following the competition!!

THE MASKED VOICE Premiere Trailer! Beginning MARCH 1st!

Perfect Time to Recharge and Spend some time with your instrument

I have curated a list of "how-to" clean your instrument from the US Army. I've even added a video about tuning your snare drum--yes, that is a thing!!


https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwqVrhFM04oGq4hXa0KiZADU9oCfwXiMB

Time to start talking to your 5th grader about joining band and choir (or maybe your Junior High student is ready to re-join!!)

Be a Part of the Music, a nonprofit organization, has built these amazing, customizable websites to explore joining Band!!

https://www.bepartofthemusic.org/group/index.php?id=5150

Third Quarter Music Awards for 6th Grade--Congrats Dakota & Ella!!!

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Music Booster News

I've included last week's letter from Josh Stone, our Booster President. If you are interested in our Boosters, please join us on March 26, 5:15pm in the Band Room, JH/SH.

3rd & 4th Quarter Learning Expectations

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Mrs. Deter

Contact me anytime! I LOVE talking about music, our students, and all the plans for our music program!