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Grades Updated

Band students got to see their grades in class today.  Grades are posted on the bulletin board by student ID so that it is anonymous.  So far, the students have 3 grades in the gradebook: their daily grade, which is based

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

Tuning, Sectionals, and Retakes

The 7th grade band will be learning how to tune their instruments by ear this quarter.  Today, the students were introduced to the steps involved in tuning and what to listen for when playing their tuning note.  Over the next

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A great start to week two in band

The 7th grade band learned their Eb Concert Major Scale today (Line 163 in the book).  This is the first time they have played the entire octave.  Book 1 split the scale up because the last part is too high

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Lakewood band students have successful first week

The first week has come and gone for students at Lakewood Middle School and the bands are hard at work playing their instruments.  Today students in band class had their first tests of the year. 7th graders had a playing

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

Tests scheduled tomorrow in band

8th graders continued to make progress on their marching show today.  Students rehearsed together and then broke off into sectionals before returning to play the songs together at the end of class.  Tomorrow they have a playing test over Gimme Some

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

Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin’…

8th grade band students got their first taste of Rawhide today in class.  The song will be part of their Blue Brothers show later this quarter.  They have a playing test over Gimme Some Lovin’, and the Fight Song (On

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Scales, Blues Brothers, and Note Names

With the band students falling into a class routine, we are beginning to delve into the material.  7th graders will have a test over their Bb Concert Scale (Line 159) on Friday.  We will be spending the first couple of weeks

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

Band students play first notes of the school year

Today the band students brought their instruments to school and played their first notes of the year. It was an especially exciting time for the 6th grade band students who only last year were learning their first notes at different

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

Bring your instruments on Monday

All three band class finished going over class expectations and need to bring their instruments to school on Monday. As part of class, students watched a video featuring Mr. Bley’s brother, Carlos. “Cool” Carlos reminded students that following the rules

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

7th & 8th Graders Have Successful First Day

7th and 8th graders at Lakewood Middle School returned from summer break for an exciting day filled with teambuilding games and orientation activities.  After the morning assembly, students participated in class activities with their 1st hour teachers.  After lunch, students

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