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Another Wonderful Day of Band

The 7th grade band students are being exposed to some pretty unusual time signatures in band.  Yesterday, the students played a warm-up in 7/8 time and 3/8 time.  Today they started sightreading a piece of music that goes back and forth

Posted in 6th Grade Band, 7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band

Great Weather = Great Rehearsal

Normally with great weather, teachers can expect behavior problems.  Today was not the case!  The weather was beautiful outside and the band students were great inside!  Who could ask for more?! 7th graders got new music for the upcoming concert. 

Posted in 6th Grade Band, 7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band

Monday, Monday, Monday

After a nice weekend, students returned to school ready to learn!  Well, most did.  For others, it was definitely a Monday!  7th graders are getting better at tuning.  Tomorrow they will be getting new music to work on for the

Posted in 6th Grade Band, 7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band

Tie Day!

6th graders celebrated Tie Day today by wearing ties to school.  The annual holiday is in honor of the curved line that connects notes of the same pitch.  The students also completed a test over pages 1-9 out of the

Posted in 6th Grade Band, 7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band

Band students prepare for tomorrow’s test

Students in band class spent part of class time today preparing for tomorrow’s test.  7th graders have a playing test over line 163 tomorrow (Eb concert major scale).  They also received their first signature sheet today in class and filled

Posted in 6th Grade Band, 7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band

Grades Updated

Band students got to see their grades in class today.  Grades are posted on the bulletin board by student ID so that it is anonymous.  So far, the students have 3 grades in the gradebook: their daily grade, which is based

Posted in 6th Grade Band, 7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band

Tuning, Sectionals, and Retakes

The 7th grade band will be learning how to tune their instruments by ear this quarter.  Today, the students were introduced to the steps involved in tuning and what to listen for when playing their tuning note.  Over the next

Posted in 6th Grade Band, 7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band

A great start to week two in band

The 7th grade band learned their Eb Concert Major Scale today (Line 163 in the book).  This is the first time they have played the entire octave.  Book 1 split the scale up because the last part is too high

Posted in 6th Grade Band, 7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band

Lakewood band students have successful first week

The first week has come and gone for students at Lakewood Middle School and the bands are hard at work playing their instruments.  Today students in band class had their first tests of the year. 7th graders had a playing

Posted in 6th Grade Band, 7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band

Tests scheduled tomorrow in band

8th graders continued to make progress on their marching show today.  Students rehearsed together and then broke off into sectionals before returning to play the songs together at the end of class.  Tomorrow they have a playing test over Gimme Some

Posted in 6th Grade Band, 7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band

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