WELCOME! …to news about ELEMENTARY BAND.
Special Announcements or Updates….
FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADE BAND HOLIDAY SEASON PERFORMANCE
The Fifth and Sixth Grade Band classes will present a Holiday season “Mini Concert” on Monday evening, December 19. Students will need to REPORT BY 6:30 p.m. to the HIGH SCHOOL. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. It will be a relatively short performance. PLEASE READ the complete explanation and details on the event which can be found by clicking on the following link…. Holiday performance 2022
AS OF MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7… ALL students in 5th grade band will come to regular class on both Mondays and Wednesdays. Again, all 5th grade band members need to bring their horns EVERY Monday and EVERY Wednesday. This will be the regular schedule from now on.
The students will make better progress by following a practice routine. Even 10 minutes a day will greatly enhance their skills, and 10 minutes a day is much more productive for them than 60 minutes on the weekend.
They also need to know at least the 8 notes of the scale that is printed at the bottom of their “Skill Builders” page. They should be able to identify the note by name and also know the correct fingering. Practice/learn “Skill Builders Sets A & B.” Practice/learn “Bothering the Neighbors.”
Please stay alert for an announcement, hopefully very soon, about their first performance.
Mark A. Jones
Elementary Band Directors
5th and 6th graders are still welcome to join band. Come in and talk to one of the teachers or just start coming to band class with your friends.
What’s happening in Class!
Still working a lot with basic fundamentals of tone production and articulation. All 5th graders should be memorizing the notes and the fingerings for the 8 notes of the concert Bb Scale written at the bottom of their Skill Builders sheet.
6th graders are trying to improve our counting skills and our technique. We will starting soon on some holiday season songs.
For extra help, new information about your instrument, etc., check out the online links on the first page of the JUNIOR HIGH BAND section of this website.