6th Grade Band News
April 11-15, 2016
Reminder - No Morning Band on Tuesday due to PARCC
Tuesday, April 12
Morning Band will resume on Friday, April 15! Make sure you are there since we have not rehearsed together in many weeks and our concert is in about one month!
Directors Dash for Dollars!
Thank you for your support of the New Lenox Band Program!
Weekly 6th Grade Band Schedule
9:55 - trumpet
10:25 - french horn
11:45 - trombone
12:15 - baritone and tuba
12:45 - percussion
1:15 - flute and clarinet
Tuesday, April 12
No 6th Grade Band today!
Wednesday, April 13
Thursday, April 14 - Ridge 6th Grade Band Sectionals
12:50-1:20 - all 6th grade band members attend at this time.
Mrs. Clark will be on a field trip with the Liberty Band in the morning, so this is the only time that will work for sectionals.
Friday, April 15
7am - 6th Grade Band
What to practice for 6th Grade Band?
Review any notes or rhythms that are giving you trouble. Play through the piece to keep it fresh.
Review any notes or rhythms that are giving you trouble.
Review any notes or rhythms that are giving you trouble. Work on playing the Allegro section faster!
Instrument Spotlight of the Week: Flute
Fun Flute Facts:
Most flutes are made of metal, but there are some that are made out of wood.
Flutes are handcrafted musical instruments and each instrument is slightly different from other flutes. The most different part of the flute is the head joint. Different head joints can change the sound of the flute and professional flute players often try many different head joints in order to find the one that gives them the best sound. Sometimes head joints are even designed specifically for a certain musician.
Please enjoy the video below from the US Army Field Band flute section: