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7th Grade Band – Students reviewed cut time and learned how to use SmartMusic. 8th Grade Band – Students reviewed 6/8 time and had sectionals over Unto Us. 6th Grade Band – Students took notes on key signatures in class

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Long day…

7th grade band students memorized line 163, learned some new lines in cut time, and sightread a portion of a song in cut time. 8th grade band students finished testing over scales 1-5 and learned some new lines in 6/8

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Tuesday

7th Grade Band – Students had their playing test over line 159 from memory.  Many of them demonstrated mastery of the scale.  Those who didn’t will have opportunities to redo it until they demonstrate they have it mastered.  Students also

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Wednesday

Mr. Bley and Mr. Rohrer will be at high school marching festival in Hays on Monday, October 26.  Students are expected to be on their best behavior for the substitute teacher.  They will be viewing a video called “Stomp Out

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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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