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Pep Assembly!

7th Grade Band – Students were tested over the chromatic scale (line 185).  Then some students were dismissed to clean out their lockers while the other students played through “Silent Night.” 8th Grade Band – Students sightread a new song

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Scales, Scales, and MORE Scales!

7th Grade Band – Students learned exercises B1-3 on their 4-note exercises sheet.  Students also learned a new note for line 99 and reviewed what key signatures.  Students learned about the order that sharps and flats appear in a key

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Practice Records and Signature Sheets!!

Today band students got their first practice record and signature sheet of the 2nd quarter.  The practice record is a very different from practice records students have completed in the past.  Today students identified new lines from the book that

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Syncopation and Slurs

In 7th grade band, students learned to count and play music with syncopated rhythms.  8th graders finished their marching unit by reviewing and taking a short test.  6th graders learned how to slur notes in band, and trombone players learned

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A New Beginning!

Today was the beginning of the second quarter at Lakewood Middle School.  7th graders continued working on two new chorales (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and Coventry Carol) and reviewed all the lines they learned in the book last quarter. 

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Last Day of the First Quarter

Today was the last day of the first quarter for students at Lakewood Middle School.  The band students wasted no time getting ahead of the second quarter rush and started learning new concepts.  The 6th grade band students learned a

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Rain, Rain, Go Away

This morning the 8th grade marching rehearsal at Salina Central was cancelled due to rain.  Because of the bad weather, the 8th graders had an opportunity to discuss coordinate systems from everyday life and create a coordinate system for the

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Reflecting on our learning

Students in 6th and 7th grade reflected over what they’ve learned this quarter in band. Each student responded to a list of objectives and determined their level of mastery for each of the skills/objectives shown.  This valuable information will help students

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Great concert last night!

The students did a wonderful job on the concert last night!  Today they will be watching the video of the concert, evaluating their performance, and filling out the concert rubric as a self-assessment. On Thursday, the 8th grade marching band

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Band Concert – Monday, Oct. 5, 7:30 PM

Today students received their band shirts in class.  Students can get them on Monday if they were absent or if they need to let me know when they can pay me. On Monday, October 5, band students will have their

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