Test Alert (08/27)
Students will have a performance test on Friday, August 27th. This test will be on exercise 8, Essential Elements Quiz.
Test Alert (08/20)
Students will have a written test on Friday, August 24th. This test will include the following topics:
- Bar lines
- Ledger lines
- Musical Alphabet
- Treble/Bass Clef
- Classifications of various instruments
Class Update (08/13)
This week, students will be learning how to read music. Students will receive the paperwork necessary to sign out a school instrument by the end of the week. Students should strive to have all of their school supplies by Monday to be ready for class activities.
Homework: Students should practice their instrument for 30 MINUTES every night, including nights that they don’t have band as a class and weekends. Parents, if your students are not bringing their instruments home then they cannot be doing their homework. Please encourage your students to practice so that they will get better quicker and be able to perform with the more advanced students. Other assignments will be posted as they are given to the students.
Tutoring: Tutoring sessions are held Mondays after school until 4:00pm. Parents, please make sure to pick your students up on time or arrange for them to carpool with someone else. Students may using tutoring time for the following things:
- Receive additional help on troubling music theory concepts.
- Receive additional help on notes and rhythms when playing their instrument.
- Extra time to practice their instruments and music being worked on in class and at rehearsals.
Please note: Should a student be disruptive during rehearsal time, they may be asked to leave the tutoring session early. In this event, the parent/guardian will be notified that their child has been made to leave early.
Supplies: The following supplies are needed every single day in class. The students need these supplies in order to succeed.
- Recorders (these are given to the students)
- Handouts from class