Joyce Powell - Band and World Drumming

Welcome to NMS Band!





     Important Dates to Remember:

       September 9, 2014:  6:00 - 7:30   Beginning Band Rental


      December 4, 2014:  7:00 p.m.  Winter Concert
      April 30, 2015:  7:00 p.m.  Spring Concert

      Students should be in place at 6:30 p.m.
 
 

 

 Assignments:  

Practice to improve your technique, tone, and skills!

Practice Records are due every Wednesday for 6th and 7th grade band students.


Sixth Grade Beginning Band:

   Instrument Petting Zoo


Seventh Grade Band:

    Essential Elements Book 2:  Scales and exercises
   

 Eighth Grade Band:

   Essential Technique Book:  Scales and exercises

  



Course Overview

Band 

The band program at Nelson Middle School is a performance-based curriculum.  All activities and units of study reinforce preparation for concerts and performances. 

 

Sixth grade band is the beginning band class.  Students learn fundamentals of tone production and breath support, performance techniques, musical theory, and instrument care and maintenance.  The literature used at this level is based on the ability level of the students. 

 

The seventh and eighth grade intermediate level is a continuation of basic fundamentals with more emphasis on ensemble experience.  Students perform literature requiring more advanced instrumental skills. The literature selected will be representative of a wide and diversified spectrum of band repertoire.

 

 

 

Contact

Contact Mrs. Powell at jpowell@nelson.k12.va.us

 

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