Regina Elementary Band
Welcome to the Regina Elementary Band website!
My name is Mrs. Glass, and I have been teaching music for 22 years. My main instruments are clarinet and piano, but I also play flute, saxophone, trumpet, horn, euphonium, trombone, tuba, percussion, and violin.
In 5th and 6th grade, students may choose to participate in band at Regina. Students have a 20 minute lesson once a week and a 40 minute full band class one or two times each week. To learn more about how to join the Regina Elementary Band, please go to the How to Join the Band tab on this website.
First Year Band
In First Year Band, students learn both music literacy and music performance skills. Students learn the basics of playing their instrument and music skills such as instrument assembly, proper instrument care, tone production, articulation, and music reading/literacy. Students use Standard of Excellece Book 1 in their lessons and in band class throughout the year. By the end of the year, 1st year band students will be proficient in reading and playing the music in this method book. In addition to the lessons books, students also will work on full band music. Through full ensemble activities, students learn basic ear training, improvisation, music theory, and composition skills. By playing in band, students learn the basic elements of ensemble playing, rehearsal strategies and concert ettiquette.
Second Year Band
Second Year Band builds upon the music literacy and music performance skills learned in beginning band. In lessons, students work out of Standard of Excellence Book 2. New music literacy skills are introduced, such as cut time, compound meter, and major/minor mode, and rhythms that include sixteenth notes. Students also refine their music performance skills, focusing on tone quality, intonation, breath support, and new articulation patterns. Students continue to work on ear training, improvisation, music theory, and composition skills through class activities.
PISA (Parents in Support of the Arts)
PISA is a Regina parent organization that raises funds to support ALL the arts programs at Regina, grades K-12. PISA supports art, music, band, choir, orchestra, speech, drama (plays and musicals) for both elementary and junior high/high school. If you are interested in joining PISA, finding out more about PISA, or helping with one of PISA's fundraisers or arts support efforts, please see the PISA section of Regina's website at https://regina.org/pisa/
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