Meets during BLUE 1 & WHITE 2

Open to students in grades 7-12

The beginning concert band provides students with a balanced comprehensive study of music through the concert band, which develops skills in the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains. Ensemble and solo activities are designed to develop elements of musicianship including tone production, technical skills, intonation, music reading skills, listening skills, analyzing music, studying historically significant styles of literature, and integration of other applicable disciplines. Experiences include improvising, conducting, playing by ear, and sight-reading. Students develop the ability to understand and convey the composer’s intent in performance of music. 

During the first semester, students meet in either Beginning Woodwinds & Percussion class (WHITE 2) or Beginning Brass class (BLUE 1). The two classes combine during the second semester in the Beginning Concert Band.

E-Learning Lessons & Assignments

Tuesday, May 12thThursday, May 14th
1) Continue your Encouragement Project from Monday. The completed project is DUE on Thursday, May 14th.
2) Any missing work must be completed and turned in by FRIDAY in order to receive credit.


NO RECORDING TODAY
1) Your Encouragement Project is DUE TODAY. Please submit your recording and a copy of your letter.
2) Any missing work must be completed and turned in by TOMORROW in order to receive credit.
3) Please stay tuned for more announcements regarding the end of the school year and the summer.
Monday, May 4thWednesday, May 6thFriday, May 8th
ENCOURAGEMENT PROJECT (Due on Thursday, May 14th)

1) Think of someone you know that could use some encouragement at this time (it could be a family member, close friend, a neighbor). This project is to use your gift of music to spread some cheer and joy to someone that needs it.
2) Pick out a piece of music, practice it well and record yourself playing something for that person that could really use some encouragement. The music can be any piece from any style or genre (it could be something from your method book like “The Good Life”, something you compose, or something you find online). Be creative and resourceful!! GO ALL OUT for that person you care about!
3) Write a note of encouragement for that special someone and submit it to the recipient.
4) By Friday, May 15th, you will need to submit a copy of your recording and your written note of encouragement to me via email (this will remain confidential)

NO RECORDING TODAY

1) Continue your Encouragement Project from Monday. The completed project is DUE on Thursday, May 14th.

NO RECORDING TODAY

1) Continue your Encouragement Project from Monday. The completed project is DUE on Thursday, May 14th.

NO RECORDING TODAY
Tuesday, April 28Thursday, April 30th
1) Go to http://www.musictheory.net and complete the video review on “Steps and Accidentals” (CLICK HERE)
2) Practice Page 24 #87 & 88 for at least 20 minutes today. Pay attention to NEW NOTES (if any), key signatures, articulations and dynamics!
3) Complete the Note Construction Quiz below and submit your Verification Code to me via email.

NOTE CONSTRUCTION ASSIGNMENT (CLICK HERE)

Instructions for submitting your online quiz:
1. A student should hand in a signed Progress Report to prove that they completed the exercise. To create a report, a student first clicks on the Actions icon (ooo) in the top right corner of the exercise and selects “Show Progress Report”:
2. The student signs the report by entering their initials (ex. CMR) and clicking “Sign Report”.
3. After signing, a Verification Code appears. The student should right-click on this code and select “Copy Link”, “Copy Link Location”, or “Copy Shortcut” (depending on the web browser) to copy its web address. The student then pastes this link into an e-mail message and send to their teacher.


NO RECORDING TODAY
1) Go to http://www.musictheory.net and complete the video lesson on “Simple and Compound Meter.” (CLICK HERE)
2) Practice Page 24 #89 & 90 for at least 20 minutes today. Pay attention to NEW NOTES (if any), key signatures, articulations and dynamics!
3) Make an audio recording of ONE of the exercises you practiced today(#89 OR 90) and share it with me via Google Drive. Be sure to include a verbal self-evaluation of what went well today and what you need to work for next class.
Monday, April 20thWednesday, April 22ndFriday, April 24th
1) Go to http://www.musictheory.net and complete the video review on “Measures and Time Signatures” (CLICK HERE)
2) Practice Page 22 #78 & Pg. 23 #80 for at least 20 minutes today. Pay attention to NEW NOTES (if any), key signatures, articulations and dynamics!
3) 3) Make an audio recording of ONE of the exercises you practiced today (#78 OR 80) and share it with me via Google Drive. Be sure to include a verbal self-evaluation of what went well today and what you need to work for next class.

1) Go to http://www.musictheory.net and complete the video lesson on “Rest Duration.” (CLICK HERE)
2) Practice Page 23 #81 & 82 for at least 20 minutes today. On #81, identify and perform both the Concert Ab (ms. 2 count 3) and Concert A (ms. 2 counts 2 & 4) in the same measure. This happens again in measure 7.
3) Make an audio recording of ONE of the exercises you practiced today(#81 OR 82) and share it with me via Google Drive. Be sure to include a verbal self-evaluation of what went well today and what you need to work for next class.
1) Go to http://www.musictheory.net and complete the video lesson on “Dots and Ties” (CLICK HERE)
2) Practice Page 23 #83 & 84 for at least 20 minutes today. Read the musical terms at the top of the page (whole step, major scale, arpeggio) and memorize their definitions.
3) Make an audio recording of #83 (Concert Bb Scale, Arpeggio and Chords) and share it with me via Google Drive. Be sure to include a verbal self-evaluation of what went well today and what you need to work for next class.
Tuesday, April 14thThursday, April 16th
1) Practice Page 22 #74 & 75 for at least 15 minutes today. Pay attention to key signatures, repeat signs, articulations and dynamics!
2) Go to http://www.musictheory.net and complete the video review on “Staff, Clefs and Ledger Lines” (CLICK HERE)
3) Complete the online quiz on NOTE NAMES (detailed instructions below).

FOR TREBLE CLEF INSTRUMENTS, CLICK HERE

FOR BASS CLEF INSTRUMENTS, CLICK HERE

Instructions for submitting your online quiz:
1. A student should hand in a signed Progress Report to prove that they completed the exercise. To create a report, a student first clicks on the Actions icon (ooo) in the top right corner of the exercise and selects “Show Progress Report”:
2. The student signs the report by entering their initials (ex. CMR) and clicking “Sign Report”.
3. After signing, a Verification Code appears. The student should right-click on this code and select “Copy Link”, “Copy Link Location”, or “Copy Shortcut” (depending on the web browser) to copy its web address. The student then pastes this link into an e-mail message and send to their teacher.

NO RECORDING TODAY
1) Go to http://www.musictheory.net and complete the video lesson on “Note Duration.” (CLICK HERE)
2) Practice Page 22 #76 & 77 for at least 20 minutes today.
3) Make an audio recording of ONE of the exercises you practiced this week (#74, 75, 76, OR 77) and share it with me via Google Drive. Be sure to include a verbal self-evaluation of what went well today and what you need to work for next class.

E-Learning Resources

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