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Welcome to The Washington Irving Band Website 2013-2014!
We love checklists!! We know what our goal is, how to get there, and if we're on the right path at all times!
For more info read the following books:
Creativty: The Psychology of Discovery and Invention
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
by Atul Gawande
The Art of Practicing: How to Make Music From the Heart
Our Clarinet Groups would like to share our Warm-Up Checklist:
Warm Up Checklist
Blow long tones forever (at least 8 counts)!!
Nothing too hard
or that makes me have to
think about fingerings
or how to play the notes.
I want to be mindful of
the following only:
This list raises many questions and answers:
To be mindful is to clear one's mind and only think about the task at hand. In this case, we play long notes that are familiar and think only about our Posture, Breath Control, and Embouchure. Embouchure is the way our mouth's muscles, ligaments, and tendons form to hold the mouthpiece properly in place.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Small Goups Concert.
THE WI STAGE BAND
Gentle Giant Yusef Lateef
Cissy Strut The Funky Meters
Hey Bulldog The Beatles
My Blues Solo Neal Spitzer
Dona Nobis Pacem Traditional
The Cup Song Lulu and The Lampshades
Can't Stop The Rock Apollo 440
Gavotte Duet A. Corelli
Dancing Queen ABBA
Theme from William Tell Overture G. Rossini
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy J. Zawinul
Sweet Rolls W. Barnett
arranged by The Haynes
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik W. A. Mozart
Beethoven's 5th Beethoven
Coltranes and Mobleys
Pink Panther H. Mancini
March Slav Tchaikovsky
Yellow Submarine The Beatles
Pet Rock Wally Barnett
arranged by The Cobbs
Can Can J. Offenbach
Dodds and Armstrongs
Compadre Pedro Juan L. Alberti
What are we working on?
Cobbs and Haynes
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What is expected of me?
(1) Attending a weekly in-school lesson
(2) Attending a weekly after school rehearsal
(3) Practicing my instrument at home
Details for how your child's in-school and after school lesson works can be found by clicking below:
Important Dates for 2013-2014
Winter Concert for Stage Band and Concert Band – December 12th at 7pm
Small Groups Concert for Band/Stage Band – March 19th at 7pm
Spring Concert for Band/Stage Band – May 14th at 7pm
Jazz in the Courtyard for Stage Band - June 3rd at 6pm
Beginning Band Concert (Culmination of the M&M program) - June 13th at 9am