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Musical chairs and feelings…

Today the jazz band was at Kansas Wesleyan University participating in a jazz festival.  The remaining students in 7th and 8th grade band came up with suggestions for what to do in class that would involve their instruments.  The 7th

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

Practice competition heating up

The 8th graders turned in enough practice cards to take the lead over the lunch hour, but the 6th graders turned in more cards in the afternoon to regain their position at the top of the competition. Practice Competition In

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

Practice competition off to a great start!

Several students turned in practice competition cards today and earned a piece of a candy and another card.  See the stats here:  Practice Competition With the band concert one month away (December 3) students are busy in class preparing music

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

Practice Records and Signature Sheets Due

Today signature sheets and practice records were due in band.  Today is also the beginning of the band practice competition. 7th graders learned a new key signature, a new note, and a new scale (Concert C Major).  They also started

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

Happy Halloween!

All band students filled out their signature sheet today in class.  The signature sheet and the first practice record are due on Monday, November 2. Monday is the first day of the “Band Practice Competition.”  The class with the highest

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

SmartMusic Training

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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