5th Grade Band

We are off to a great start! Please encourage students to play their instruments daily (even just 5 minutes helps) so they start to develop the muscles/motor skills to comfortably manipulate their instruments. 
This is the awkward stage when everything is new so the more time they spend getting familiar with it - the sooner they can start making some music you will recognize! Thank you! They all have been fantastic!

Please contact Ms. Mallory if you'd like to arrange extra help. 

Targets for the first few lessons:

Page 8 and 9: #16, 17 and 23
Students should be looking at Lightly Row next

Musician Earplugs: These are a great idea for those who are sensitive to sound - especially in our trumpet and saxophone lessons. Here is one brand suggestion: https://www.amazon.com/Etymotic-Fidelity-Earplugs-ETY-Plugs-Standard/dp/B0044DEESS/ref=sr_1_4_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1510077133&sr=8-4&keywords=musicians%2Bear%2Bplugs&th=1

It won't be long before students are playing a few notes and I will be using backing tracks from Youtube while we "jam" and learn how to "speak" through our instruments. The most popular track I use is this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPUkl_WE94E but there are several to choose form and I encourage you to explore them with your child.


Playing Tips:
Please click HERE to go to a helpful instruction video website

Instrument Care:
Please click HERE for instrument care videos..like how to clean your trumpet etc.

SMART MUSIC info: http://www.smartmusic.com

Here is a link to the method book we use: 
(Standard of Excellence Book 1)

Here are some fabulous online resources:

Music theory practice and lessons: