WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27th
Woodwinds & Brass
TOTAL PRACTICE TIME = 17-25 minutes.
Band students are working hard on their sheet music! This sheet music won't take the place of working out of the Sound Innovations book, but will supplement the concepts we are learning in a fun and interesting way. This music will also be performed toward the end of the school year at the Northwest Area Concert on Tuesday, May 7th at Northwest HS. More information will be send home at a later date about the area concert, but for now each student needs to turn in their Sheet Music Permission Form- this form was sent home with band students on January 24th- CLICK HERE if you need to download another copy of this form. Please know that sheet music can NOT be given to students until the permission form is signed by a parent or guardian. Band students are working on Omicron, The Lost Kingdom, When the Band Goes Marching In and Academic Festival Overture.
Band students should continue practicing on page 16-17 in their Sound Innovations book. These pages enforces the concepts of intervals and slurs, as well as introduce new musical vocabulary. Most students find the songs on these pages more challenging but also fun to play! Student should begin each practice session with the Band Warm up, Version 2.0. This warm up page contains all of the skills they will use to play the music in the Sound Innovations book.
UPDATE: Due to the numerous snow days we have had lately, the opportunity to order a "Saddlebrook Music" t-shirt has been extended! Please turn in all t-shirt orders by Friday, March 8th. Order forms were sent home with students on January 24th but you can CLICK HERE to download another order form if needed.
With all of the above things to learn, band student should be practicing at home at least 15 minutes each day. The next practice check day is scheduled for Wednesday, March 6th. This means the instrument needs to go home after band lesson days and come back to school again on the next band lesson day. Saddlebrook provides shelves in the 5th grade hallway for band instrument storage during the school day. Band students should place their instruments on these shelves (woodwinds on one/brass on the other) and NOT in their classrooms. Band students should also make sure to bring their book (Sound Innovations), a pencil, and their band folder every day.
Feel free to contact me at any time with any questions you have about band lessons- my contact information is in the box on the left of this page.