Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Cycle 10/19 - 10 25

6th - Harmony, Final Rap Performances if groups did not go already
5th - Steps, Leaps, Skips in melodies
4th - Do Wah Diddy

K-3 - Concert prep beginning for Holiday Concert December 9th.


Band is on Friday October 20th during recess. Please remember to bring your instrument, music folder, and music book. All of your materials should be brought to your instrument locker upon arriving to school.

Those 6th grade band students are reminded that THURSDAY is their final day for permission forms to perform with the HS band!!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Cycle 10/12 - 10/18

6th - Practicing We Are the World for Texas & Florida Raps with Karaoke Track
5th - Review Rhythm counting in 2,3, &4
4th - Viennese Clock & Syncopated Clock
K-3 - Halloween Music & Activities. Next cycle beings music for the holiday concert on December 9th.


Band ensemble rehearsal is on Friday October 13th. All student instruments should be placed in their lockers upon arrival to school. Music folders/books should be in their lockers as well.

Tuesday 10/10  - Day 9
Wednesday 10/11 - No Lessons Data Delay Day 10 ( A lesson schedule for these is forth coming)
Thursday 10/12 - Day 1
Friday 10/13 - Day 2

Please make sure you are attending your lessons!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

9/18 -9/22

Kinders - Rickity Rackity Assessment,  Learn I went Up the Apple Tree, Ta and Ti Ti
1st  - Continue Rhythm Review
2nd -  Continue Rhythm Review

3rd -  Meter in 2
4th - Same as last week due to missed class
5th - Rhythm Review & counting methods of rhythm
6th - Group writing of Rap for Florida and Texas


Band rehearsal is on  THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 21st this week.  Lessons follow the 10 day cycle schedule. Please remember to come to lessons and band rehearsal. Instruments should be brought down to my classroom and placed in the students locker upon arrival at school. Students may pick up their instruments at the end of the day when packing up to go home.  Students only need to bring their instrument to school on their assigned lesson day and on a band day.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

9/5 - 9/8

6th - We Are the World. Discussion of major events that caused the production of this piece of music. Rhythm composition in groups

5th - Think Positive & Composer of the Month for August activity
4th Composer of the Month Activity ,  " I'm Not Gonna Let that Ruin My Day"

3rd - Review Yankee Doodle Dance, We've Got A Lot in Common

2nd - Review Rickety Rackety, and Bee Bee , Learn Bow Wow Wow and Kitty Cat, 1,3,5,7,9,11 body percussion

1st - Rickety Rackety with Hand drum,  Bee Bee,  Apple Tree

Kinders - Rickety Rackety clapping names, Bee Bee


Please return band forms ASAP!

Band rehearsals and lessons will start on September 14th. 
Band is on days 2/7 during the grade level recess.


Instrumental Rental Night is September 6th at 7:00pm in NSE Cafeteria. Our representative from Loser's music in Lebanon will be there to answer questions. 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

8/28 - 9/1

WELCOME BACK!!! 

During this first week in all of my music classes we will be reviewing general procedures of the music room, rhythm, steady beat, and performing movement type activities.



Students in grades 4-6 are eligible to sign up for Band.  If a student needs a band sign up form they should come down to my classroom and I will provide them with one. They were sent home in folders for Meet the Teacher.

Those signed up for band should also sign up for the Remind app. Simply text the message @NSEBAND17  to the number 81010. This will sign you up for a text message reminder from me. If you signed up last year you still need to text this new code. Last year's classes were archived.


Instrumental Rental Night - Wednesday September 6th at 7pm in the NSE Cafeteria. Our representative from Loser's music in Lebanon will be here to discuss rentals.

Band forms are due September 6th. I will accept late forms up till the 11th if necessary. After that students will need to see me directly.

A schedule of lessons will be sent home to those students during the week of September 4th - 8th.
Lessons and Band rehearsal  will begin September 14th.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

May 22 - May 31st

Those band students who have school owned instruments need to see me at some point.

All 4th and 5th grade band students have received the following pieces to practice over the summer:

Glorioso - Robert W. Smith
First Christmas Overture - John O'Reilly
Midnight Mission - Brian Balmages


Those students who can play their band music correctly when returning in the fall will be eligible for a reward.


Remember to keep practicing daily during the summer!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

April 26th - May 5th

Kinder - Graduation Music

1st - Soundscapes & Compositions

2nd - Rhythm Activities

3rd - Continuing Individual record lessons and feedback

4th - Hip Hop Hamburger using PA History Person

5th - Continuing Raps & Working on memorial day program music

6th - Graduation Music



ALL DAY CONCERT BAND REHEARSAL IS MAY 1. 

ALL DAY SYMPHONIC BAND REHEARSAL IS MAY 2.
DONT FORGET TO PACK YOUR LUNCH OR LET ME KNOW BY END OF DAY ON APRIL 27TH IF YOU NEED A SCHOOL LUNCH!

CONCERT IS MAY 3RD 7PM. REPORT TIME IS 6PM TO THE HIGH SCHOOL BAND ROOM. DRESS IS DRESS CODE OR NICER.