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Concert on December 12th for 5th grade band. 6:30pm start time at QMS. White shirt/black bottom. Call time at 6:10pm.
Concert on December 14th for jazz band, 6th grade band, 7th grade band. 7:00pm start time at QMS. White shirt/black bottom. Call time at 6:40pm.
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5th Grade Standard of Excellence Homework

Concert next week! Monday, December 12th at 6:30pm. Students should arrive in the Quinn band room by 6:10pm. Attendance is mandatory. Dress is white tops and black bottoms. Our homework for this week will again be focused on concert prep.

Is your student ready for more challenging music, interested in learning new pieces not found in our red book, or just wants to play more? Starting in January, the 5th Grade Select Band will begin meeting after school on Wednesdays from 2:35-3:10pm! Any student is welcome to join- although a weekly commitment must be made to ensure ensemble progress. This new group will perform at our spring concert, and is open to any motivated 5th grader! Contact Mrs. Drapeau with questions!

5th Grade Standard of Excellence Homework
...week of 12/5...

*play do, re, mi, fa, sol
, la, ti

Concert Prep: #1, #12, #16, #17, #26, #27, #34, #37, Jingle Bells (pg 12)
Percussion will be using both bells and snare for this performance

Section Featured Songs:

Flute: #24
Clarinet: #23
Sax: #25
Brass: #23
Percussion- #25 (bells & snare)

Does your student need/want more help on his/her instrument? Consider enrolling in after school lessons. More information can be found here: http://upwitharts.org/music/resom/
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6th Grade Homework
C, F, Bb, Eb Major
(flam-taps, 5-stroke roll, 9-stroke roll, paradiddle for percussionists)
memorized, due the week of 1/2
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7th Grade Homework
C, F, Bb, Eb Major at quarternote = 100
(flam-taps, 5-stroke roll, 9-stroke roll, paradiddle for percussionists)
memorized at at quarternote = 100, due the week of 1/2
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Things Students Should Have:
(5th grade only) **Standard of Excellence, Book 1 by Bruce Pearson**
**at least 3 extra reeds in clarinet/oboe/saxophone/bassoon cases**
**SWAB for instrument (which should be used after each practice session for flutes/oboes/clarinets/saxophones/bassoons)**
**cork grease for clarinets & saxes**
**valve or slide oil for brass instruments**
**lesson book for continued progress on instrument**
**tuner**
**metronome**




"When people listen to music together, their neurons actually fire synchronously," says Daniel Levitin, Ph. D., a neuroscientist and musician. "For reasons scientists don't completely understand, this triggers the release of oxytocin, a hormone that helps you feel more tightly bonded to one another."




Michelle Drapeau
Quinn Middle School
978-567-6210
mdrapeau@hudson.k12.ma.us

LAST UPDATED: 12/5/16


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