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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

8 school days to concert

Students rehearsed concert music in preparation for their October 5 band concert.  The 7th grade students recorded themselves and will listen to it on Monday.  The 8th graders marched outside today.  The 6th graders rehearsed their music in concert order. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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