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9 school days to concert

Today the 6th graders learned the procedures for a concert.  All classes got a copy of the concert rubric detailing how they will be graded for the concert.  The 7th grade band continued to make progress on music for the

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10 school days to concert

The 7th grade band continued to make progress in their music by working hard to improve balance and phrasing in their music.  The 8th grade fixed a few big problems in their pregame show.  The 6th grade percussionists got their

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2 weeks to concert

With the band concert two weeks away, students are working hard on their music.  The 7th graders will be working on the higher-level music skills of balance and phrasing.  The 8th graders finished learning their entire show today.  The 6th grade

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Hello, Weekend!

The band students have worked hard this week and deserve a few days off — so I told them they could stay home on Saturday and Sunday!  The 7th grade band did a nice job on their playing test over

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Signature Sheets

Today the 7th graders got their signature sheets and played lines for each other out of the book in class.  They will need to get a parent signature over the weekend.  The sheet is due on Monday.  The 8th grade

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In the Groove

Halfway through the first quarter, the band students have fallen into their groove for class.  Students are coming with supplies to class, setting up for class, and following the routine.  All classes are working on music for the upcoming concert

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New Notes and New Song

The 6th grade band learned some new notes today and got a new song called “Dragon Slayer.”  The band will play the song, which uses the new notes, at the band concert in October.  The 7th graders are working hard

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Learning Drill

The 8th grade marching band learned the drill for the first song out on the field.  The have one set (formation) left and they will be finished with the drill for Gimme Some Lovin’.  The 7th graders are working on new

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Creating Metaphors

6th grade band students reviewed important musical concepts today by creating metaphors.  They also played through two songs for their concert.  In 7th grade, the students played through all three songs for the band concert.  They also have been working

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Marching in all directions

The 8th graders can march in all directions now!  They also learned different step sizes.  In 7th grade band, they are working on their 3 songs for the concert.  6th graders worked on one of their songs for the concert. 

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