Leroy Says:



Cartoon Night is this Tuesday - play at 7:00
The Beginning Band has their final concert Tuesday night and "boy howdy" have they gotten good. Also, Symphonic Band will perform their live music for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse featuring Tom and Jerry. The concert will end with the Jazzers playing a few pieces and performing their musical score for Pink Phink, a classic Pink Panther cartoon.
The specific itinerary for the evening is here. Click here for the very cool poster for Cartoon Night.

Plan Ahead For Band In The Fall

Contact Mr. Powell to set up an appointment and come try Band instruments,
especially if you're a 5th grader interested in playing music. Next year's 7th and 8th graders can join Band as well. In Beginning Band, no experience is required and if you already play, talk with Mr. Powell and you may join Symphonic Band or even try-out for Jazz. Auditions for Jazz Band will begin the week of May 22nd but we'll hold them in the first week of September as well for students new to our school.

"Si necesita más información en Español sobre esta clase, por favor comuníquese con María Schaad al 541-790-5700 o por correo electrónico schaad_ma@4j.lane.edu."

Jazz is Pink

Yep, Jazz Band has chosen Pink Phink for their cartoon.

The link to it is here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41aGCrXM20E


Monday, April 17th - Jazz Band played at Papa's Pizza
Folks, thanks for coming out and supporting the Bands. We made over $750.00 playing music. All proceeds go into the Band fund and support your child's education, through music!

Grades are out!

To see your child's grade, in Parent View of Synergy, click on the

Report Card tab - otherwise, NA will appear. Of course you can ask me anytime and I will tell you how your child is doing in class.
The easiest way to get an A grade in band -when the real grades go out at year's end - is by turning in your practice cards. Kids are clearly practicing because that's why we sound so good!
You can print a practice card from HERE.


Other Musical Notes
and free Sheet Music
Free Jazz Concert Tickets:
The Shedd Concert Hall has lots of Jazz concerts and many are free for students. Here is more specific information.

Take advantage of your ability to read and play by ear. Here is a place to find thousands of songs in the Public Domain that composers over the centuries have left for us to learn - and it's free! Lots of music is on this site to download and share for free.
To download a specific piece of music, follow this example: The music is listed alphabetically, so I chose: Clarinet Duet 1 (Reintjes, Roy). Click that > scroll down to "Complete Score" and click. A PDF of the song should appear. If you have any problems, just ask me to help.

For a copy of the Syllabus for any of our classes: Beginning Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band or Music Circus (Explore), click on Syllabus in the tab above - all class information on grades, expectations and specific information is there.

Mr. Powell plays in a few adult, Jazz, and Classical groups.

The website for Mr. Powell's Jazz Band - The Invisible Arts Project is here. 
Consistent dates for the Invisible Arts are the 1st Saturday of each month, 7:00 - 9:00 at Papa's Soul Food and the 2nd Saturday, 8:00 - 10:00, at The Board (ol' Tiny's Tavern).

Mr. Powell plays trombone in the Eugene/Springfield Community Orchestra. That Orchestra has a concert this Sunday evening at 7:30 in the Springfield High auditorium. Come hear some great music by J. S. Bach, W. A. Mozart, R. Vaughn Williams, Aaron Copeland, and others. It is free!

To communicate, it's easiest if you write to my email address (below) and I will connect with you promptly. We can set up a time to meet or I can answer any questions you may have. You may also leave a note for me in the office if it's open.

Take Care,

Mr. Powell
Musical Director Arts and Technology Academy & IHS Jazz Band
541-790-5700   powell@4j.lane.edu          Music Web Site:  https://sites.google.com/site/arttechband/


"Music is the healing force of the Universe" - Albert Ayler