Junior Band: Nov/Dec

We are slowly learning how to work together as a band and with our instruments to start and play some songs together. It is important that each student in the class is being responsibly for learning their own music so that they are prepared for class and ready to play together as an ensemble

Term 1 Ends: Nov13th

Students will need to hand in their Term 1 Practice Log by November 10th

Students will receive a new Practice Log for Term 2

Music we are working on:

  1. Scale Sheet (all 5 scales)
  2. Pirates of the Caribbean
  3. Infinity
  4. O Canada

Band7: November

We have had a nice start to our band class. We are now working on developing our sound, getting rid of the squeaks & squeals and making nice clean sounds for the notes.

We can play the first 5 notes! Students should be able to play these notes cleanly and properly and move easily between them.

We can play in our books from Songs 1-18 (at the beginning of November). Students can keep working ahead in the book and we hope to get to Songs #30-35 by the end of the month!

Students should also be practicing at home for approx. 30 minutes a week to reinforce what we are learning in class. Students need to complete practice logs as homework for this course.

Band6: November

We have had a nice start to our band class. We are now working on developing our sound, getting rid of the squeaks & squeals and making nice clean sounds for the notes.

We can play the first 5 notes! Students should be able to play these notes cleanly and properly and move easily between them.

We can play in our books from Songs 1-12 (at the beginning of November). Students can keep working ahead in the book and we hope to get to Songs #25-30 by the end of the month!

Students should also be practicing at home for approx. 30 minutes a week to reinforce what we are learning in class. Students need to complete practice logs as homework for this course.

PLAYING TEST: In Class on November 10th (play the 1st 5 notes for Mrs. Vander Kooi)

PRACTICE LOG: Due Dec 8th

Senior Band: About this Course

Semester 1: Period 4 (Monday-Friday 1:00-2:20pm)

In this course students are working on their individual and group playing abilities. We will work on a variety of songs and develop our sounds.

Because we meet everyday for 80 minutes, students are not required to practice at home or complete practice logs. It is recommended that students practice at home if they are falling behind, struggling with specific music parts, or preparing for a playing test.

Students will also develop their musicianship with weekly lessons on:

  1. Musical Theory
  2. Musical History
  3. Listening Skills & Analysis
  4. Ear Training

Junior Band: September/October

This is an elective class at the end of the day every-other-day. 2:20pm-3:10pm

Week A: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Week B: Tuesday, Thursday

Students are required to practice at home: a minimum of 30 minutes at week; and complete a practice log.

Term 1 Practice Log: Due November 10th

Current Songs We Are Working On:

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean
  2. 10,000 Reasons
  3. Infinity
  4. Bb & Eb Concert Scales

Band 7 September/October

Hi Students & Parents: see attached letters about our band class and requirements. Please make sure students are practicing a minimum of 30 minutes a week at home and completing the October Practice Log.

BAND CLASS IS EVERY WEDNESDAY. PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR INSTRUMENT TO SCHOOL ON WEDNESDAYS!!

Band 6 September/October

Hello Students & Parents,

BAND CLASS IS EVERY TUESDAY MORNING! REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR INSTRUMENT TO SCHOOL ON TUESDAYS!

See attached letters with information about our beginner band class and how our class works and runs. Please make sure you are practicing at home for a minimum of 30 minutes a week and completing the October Practice Log.