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.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Cycle 4/13 - 4/20

Kinders - Kodaly's Musical Clock

1st - In the Hall of the Mountain King

2nd -   Hoedown from Rodeo - Coplan

3rd - Continuing Recorders. BAGE Mad Minute

4th - Test on Instruments of the Orchestra

5th - Extended Time for Those needing to finish test.

6th - Jingle Project Continuation/Finishing/Performances


Concert Band Tuesday 4/18 - Rehearsal. Concert is May 3rd. Report time is 6pm to the HS band room. All day Rehearsal is May 1st. Lunch forms for all day rehearsal due by APRIL 27th

Symphonic Band - Thursday 4/20  Rehearsal. Concert is May 3rd. Report time is 6pm to the HS band room. All day Rehearsal is May 2nd. Lunch forms for all day rehearsal due by APRIL 27th

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

4/3 - 4/7

K - 2 - I will be coming to the classrooms due to PSSA testing

3rd - Continue Recorder

4th - Kahoot to review instruments of orchestra

5th - Luigi's baton instrument of the orchestra test

6th - Continue working on Jingle projects



Concert Band rehearsal on Tuesday 4/4 at 2:45pm

Symphonic Band rehearsal on Thursday 4/6 at 2:45pm

Concert is MAY 3rd!

Monday, February 6, 2017

2/6- 2/10

Kinders - Continue exploring our voices

1st -  More Upward/Downward melodies

2nd - Croc Story Music Composition

3rd -  Recorders

4th - Old Carrion Crow Activity - Near Completion

5th - Timbres of Double Reed Instruments

6th - Finish India & Start Music of China

CONTINUE TO CHECK LESSON SCHEDULE FOR WHEN YOUR LESSON IS!! 

Concert Band  - Rehearsal on 2/7 at 2:45pm. Look at All of Beethoven's Ninth and Music, Music, Music

Symphonic Band  - Rehearsal 2/9 at 2:45pm - Look at Second half of Louie Louie and Mamma Mia. Winged Victory will be given out as well. It is to be in by Thursday


HS Honors Band  - Rehearsal on 2/7

Thursday, January 26, 2017

1/23/ - 1/26

KINDERS -  Discovering our singing voice

1st - Soft v. Loud
2nd - Continue Crocodile Story. Composition of Music to crocodile story
3rd - Begin Recorders. Students will receive their recorders this cycle. Each student should practice between 10-15 DAILY. This daily practice will allow students to progress in their learning of recorder.
4th - Review Characteristics of Folk Songs, Old Carrion Crow Activity Continued
5th - Introduce Flute and Clarinet Timbres, Orchestra Song
6th - Sounds of the Arab World



Lessons continue as normal.

Symphonic Band : Rehearsal 1/26. Our March 15th performance for Music in Our Schools Month is quickly approaching. Students should be practicing all of Mamma Mia and Louie Louie

Concert Band: Due to weather concert band did not have rehearsal this week. Students should be practicing all of Beethoven's Ninth and Music Music Music.


If there is a 2 hour delay on a day with band there will be no band unless it is Day 1, 6, or 4 ,9.  The other days I have kindergarten from 2:30-3. Also there will be no lessons on a 2 hour weather delay.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Week of 1/9 - 1/13


Kinders - Finish Rio & Complete Winter Activity

1st - Winter Activity

2nd -  Continue creation of Crocodile Story

3rd -  Recorder introduction, Reading the music staff. Recorder forms are due by JANUARY 24TH in an envelope with your name and homeroom teacher on it!

4th -  Folk Song Activity

5th -  Timbre Activity

6th - Music of South Africa & World Music Activity




Lessons follow regular schedule. Wednesday 1/11/17  is a data delay so there are no lessons that day.

Concert Band Rehearsal Tuesday 1/10/17 Please see rehearsal schedule for what to prepare.

No Symphonic Band Rehearsal on 1/12 due to LVC NAfME Band Fest.

Good Luck to all of our NS students participating in LVC NAfME BandFest and Honors Band this weekend!