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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. 

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

Marching outside

Today the 8th graders went outside briefly (it was misting) and reviewed 8 to 5 steps and roll steps.  We also worked on some areas of the music that weren’t quite memorized yet.  In 7th grade, the students got their

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

Marching begins today

The 8th graders started off class reviewing how to march in step when playing the music.  To accomplish this, they used marching boards where they strapped their feet to a couple of long 2x4s with 4 other people.  It was

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

Band students finish strong before Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend is traditionally a point in the first quarter when many teachers plan to finish up a unit.  Band students wrapped up some projects and are prepared to move forward. In 7th grade band, students tested over line 171 (Concert

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

Students Continue Progress in Band

The 7th graders finished sightreading Chalumeau today.  Tomorrow they have a playing test over line 171 (Concert Ab Major Scale).  They will also be sightreading another piece called Ghosts in the Graveyard.  They are getting better at tuning each day.

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

Another Wonderful Day of Band

The 7th grade band students are being exposed to some pretty unusual time signatures in band.  Yesterday, the students played a warm-up in 7/8 time and 3/8 time.  Today they started sightreading a piece of music that goes back and forth

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

Great Weather = Great Rehearsal

Normally with great weather, teachers can expect behavior problems.  Today was not the case!  The weather was beautiful outside and the band students were great inside!  Who could ask for more?! 7th graders got new music for the upcoming concert. 

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

Monday, Monday, Monday

After a nice weekend, students returned to school ready to learn!  Well, most did.  For others, it was definitely a Monday!  7th graders are getting better at tuning.  Tomorrow they will be getting new music to work on for the

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

Tie Day!

6th graders celebrated Tie Day today by wearing ties to school.  The annual holiday is in honor of the curved line that connects notes of the same pitch.  The students also completed a test over pages 1-9 out of the

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

Band students prepare for tomorrow’s test

Students in band class spent part of class time today preparing for tomorrow’s test.  7th graders have a playing test over line 163 tomorrow (Eb concert major scale).  They also received their first signature sheet today in class and filled

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

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