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Band Parents Night Scheduled for October 9

High school band students received the following letter in class. They were asked to to take it home for parents to fill out and return for band parents night. If your student did not bring it home, and you would like to

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Vocal Students Post a Comment in the Practice Room

Vocal students — click on “Practice Room” above, and leave a comment with your first name, last initial, and class. Example: John D., 7/8th grade vocal class

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Patriots Music Website Moved

Welcome to the new website for the Patrick Henry MS/HS music program. The site is still under construction, but please feel free to look around. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available. This website doubles as Mr. Bley’s

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Protected: Concert Band Library

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Technology Boot Camp Final Reflection

During the past 12 weeks, I have had the opportunity to pursue personal goals and improve my technology skills in the classroom. You can review my updated skills checklist to see my personal growth in technology this semester. In module 1, I

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DJing with the Numark Mixtrack II DJ Software Controller

My goal for module 6 was to learn how to use the Numark Mixtrack II DJ Software Controller. I selected this goal for two reasons: (1) I had the device and didn’t know how to use it and (2) DJing is

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Multitrack recording with the Tascam DP-008EX

My goal for module 5 was to learn how to use the Tascam DP-008EX Digital Multitrack Recorder. I purchased the device for 75% off on Cyber Monday in 2014 and haven’t had a chance to learn how to use it yet.

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Top recording app identified for use in the music classroom

My goal for module 4 was to review several apps for recording and creating music. My research of popular and highly rated recording apps available on the app store produced the following options that were available to download for free: Voice Recorder

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Noteflight Offers Ideal Interface for Student Composition

My goal for module 3 was to review several online music notation programs to find one that offered the best composing experience. The ideal program would be free, not require a special device to use, have the ability to share,

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My quest begins with the AKAI Professional MPK mini compact keyboard and pad controller

My goal for module 2 was to learn how to use the AKAI Professional MPK mini compact keyboard and pad controller. What is it? Check it out on the manufacturer’s website: AKAI Professional MPK mini compact keyboard and pad controller

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