Students at Lakewood Middle School finished their second week of school today. The bands have been playing their instruments this week and getting back in the routine. It was great to visit with parents at orientation earlier this week. Thanks for stopping by to see me and ask questions.
In class, the 8th graders got their music for the marching show and have been working hard to learn how to play it. Next week they will work on analyzing the form of the music and memorizing it. The 7th grade band started working out of Book 2 this week. The first few pages in the book reviews important concepts from Book 1. They also got music for the concert in October and we will be hitting it hard starting next week. The 6th grade band learned the warm-up this week and has been working on blitzing through the book. It is tradition that the 6th grade band starts at the very beginning of the book and plays about a page a day. This is a good review for everyone and helps those students who are working on a school instrument to pick it up more easily.
Here’s what we did this week in more detail.