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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2 school days to band concert

Today the 8th grade marching band rehearsed on the football field again.  Then, we went out to the field and marched our show without any lines or other markings.  Students learned that the lines are helpful, but they need to

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3 school days to band concert

The 7th grade band finished listening to their songs for the concert and determining areas that need to be fixed.  They sound really good!  The 8th grade band marched on the football field for the first time today.  Normally they

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4 school days to band concert

Our motto for the next few days of band is, “Never settle for ‘good enough.’”  Students are identifying areas in the music that can still be better and we are fixing them one at a time.  I remind the students,

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

5 school days to band concert

With five days to go until the concert, students are determining what still needs to be fixed in the music.  The 7th graders listened to the recording they made in class on Thursday and identified specific areas in the music

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

Mr. Bley gone today

Mr. Bley is gone today.

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

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