Please read the attached PDF.
The tests will be on the week of APRIL 3 - 7. A full schedule will be determined next week.
Attached are your logins for Smart Music. You do not need to log in to Gmail ever, just Smart Music.
Here is the login website:
Attached is the outline and rubric for the next Performance Test.
1. Only play "Donkey Riding" in its entirety
2. If you cannot record at home, come see me ASAP to set up a time.
3. DUE DATE = Friday, January 27th
4. Do not leave this to the last minute as technical difficulties can arise
Attached is the outline for the Concert Critique Assignment. Below is the link to access the concert recordings from your Google Drive. Remember that we played first, but you are welcome to watch the other performances at your leisure.
Please email me with any questions!
Due Date: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18TH @ 3:30PM
1. Concert Critique = Wednesday, January 18th @ 3:30pm
a. Read instructions very carefully
2. Next Test = January 23 – 27
a. I will post a sign up sheet for your test. Times will be during band rehearsals AND at lunch
b. Times may also be during your music class...
3. Recording Session = Februrary 6 – 8
a. In lieu of a “rehearsal concert”
b. Attendance is MANDATORY
4. MusicFest = Saturday, February 25 à Hillcrest HS, arrive @ 1pm
a. Mark it in your calendars NOW if you haven’t already
I hope everyone has been having a fun and relaxing holiday with a little bit of practicing mixed in!
WE ARE HAVING REHEARSAL ON MONDAY!! So please make your usual transportation arrangements. We will be getting back into the swing of things with Donkey Riding, Horkstow Grange, some sight reading, and some fun activities!
Please be prepared as you would any rehearsal. MusicFest is only 7 weeks away: Saturday, February 25th! Those weeks are going to fly by. We had about 10 weeks together for our first concert, so we are going to have to work extra hard to be ready for MusicFest.
Here are some New Year motivations for you :)
Sun Dance - Ticheli <-- goals???
Breathing Gym <--- how to work on breathing and breath support... VERY IMPORTANT!
See y'all in a few days ready to make wonderful music again!
Please print off the sheet music for Horkstow Grange for Monday, December 12. Clarinet 3 assignments have been posted with the PDF. This is an extremely important part so many of the clarinets have been put on it.
PS check your email for a more exciting version!
**IMPORTANT** Please print off your part for "Donkey Riding" and be ready to play it for Monday. Being ready to play means you have learned the notes at rhythms ACCURATELY at a slower tempo and you have LISTENED to the recording several times!
Congratulations to everyone for completing your first Chair Placement Test at CB! There will be more this year and in the years to come and EVERYONE approached it with great professionalism and did the best they could. It was very refreshing to hear everyone play individually and notice how much work had been put into the pieces :) Great job to everyone!
If you were unable to see the chair placement list posted outside the music room door, it is uploaded below. Reminder to the section leaders: we will be having a meeting on MONDAY @ LUNCH! Please bring your food and it will be brief.
Congrats again :)