6th Grade Band News
March 21-25, 2016
Mark your Calendars!
Tuesday, April 5
Friday, April 8
Tuesday, April 12
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 6th Grade Band Schedule
**special schedule because Mrs. Clark's schedule at Liberty is different due to the junior high PARCC testing.
11:45 - trombone and flute
12:15 - baritone, tuba, and clarinet
12:45 - percussion
1:15 - trumpet and French horn
Tuesday, March 22
7am - 6th Grade Band at Liberty
Wednesday, March 23
Thursday, March 24 - Ridge 6th Grade Band Sectionals
8:55 - flute
9:25 - clarinet
9:55 - saxophone and french horn
10:25 - trumpet
11:45 - trombone
12:15 - tuba
12:45 - percussion
Friday, March 25
No School - Spring Break Begins!
What to practice for 6th Grade Band?
Keep working to remember the key signature. Work on mastering the notes at the end!
Students who have the melody for The Imperial March and Princess Leia's theme should continue to work on mastering the notes and rhythms. All others should focus on adding dynamics.
Continue to work on the Allegro section to the end to master the notes, rhythms, and 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: