Leroy Says:

Interested in Joining Band or Choir?
If you haven't requested band in the fall yet, there is still plenty of time. Students and Parents are visiting and registering for school this week. At anytime you can choose band or choir as one of your electives. You can write to me directly and I will ensure you get in. Mr. Powell can be reached at: powell@4j.lane.edu

Second full week of school (Dateline Sept. 17th)

Some directions for the this week

Beginning Band Students:

  Don’t bring an instrument yet, if you have one. Always bring a pencil to class.

  Good times to try instruments are Tues & Thurs morning or after school.

  Late this week we will make our final choices of which instrument we'll play.

  It’s never too late to join – just write Mr. Powell and request Beginning Band.

Concert and Symphonic Band Students:

  We are playing now. Reviewing Music and getting in shape.

  Bring a music binder of your choice and a pencil, every day. We will review favorite music and learn new things.

Jazz Band:

 We now have our instrumentation finalized and will keep learning new music

Choir Students:

  Always bring your folder and a pencil to class because we are learning to read music and sing.

Our class syllabus goes home this week.

Leroy Lives ....
on Mr. Powell's kitchen counter. This week, Leroy may move into the Band room because he's getting big now.

"Si necesita más información en Español sobre esta clase, por favor comuníquese con Vanessa Vasquez al 541-790-5717 o por correo electrónico  “vasquez@4j.lane.edu”

See the Syllabus tab above for specifics on your child's class.

 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. 

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 & AHS Jazz Band
541-790-5764   powell@4j.lane.edu          Music Web Site:  https://sites.google.com/site/arttechband/

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