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5th GRADE INFO
General Music Class
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Guest Artist Archive
Jerry Vivino at SRMS 11.16.12
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GRADE 6, 7, & 8: Concert Band Class
Currently 250 students strong, this course concentrates on developing instrumental techniques and blending individual skills with those of other members of the band. Students are encouraged to attend sectional periods in addition to the mandatory band rehearsals.
Emphasis is placed on music fundamentals, technique, performance and musicianship, and the development of leadership skills. Students will participate in several required concerts including one winter and one Spring Concert.
Since music is first and foremost a performing art, performance-oriented classes allow students to directly experience the artistic intent of the composer and the art of music.
The specific aim of the Concert Band program is to enable students to communicate effectively through instrumental music and to understand and value a variety of musical expressions throughout life.
By participating in the Concert Band students will meet the following standards set forth by MENC [The National Music Educators Conference]:
Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.
Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.
Readingand notating music.
Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.
Evaluating music and music performances.
Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
Understanding music in relation to history and culture.
SRMS Band Policies
All performances are required. A concert is a final exam! Students will be excused only in the event of illness/absence from school.
Students are required to attend class. If you elect to participate in band, that means you are to attend every class. You are not excused to do makeup work or go to another activity. You are also not excused if you forget to bring your instrument to school. Each unexcused absence means a “0” . If you have a second unexcused absence, you will be referred for cutting class. After a third unexcused absence, you may be dropped from the class due to lack of participation.
The grades for each class are as follows: on time, prepared with instrument and music folder—10 points; unexcused lateness or unprepared—7 points; unexcused absence, 0 points.
If you lose your folder, you need to tell your teacher before the next band class. We cannot pull music out for you to use while there are over 50 other students waiting to begin class.
All cases must be labeled with your full name.
THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016
Music in Our Schools Instrumental Concert
6th, 7th and 8th Grade Concert Band
and Jazz Band
MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016
6th Grade Band, Chorus and Orchestra at Harrisburg State Capital
More info TBA
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016
[Jazz Band only]
Foundation Day at George's Shop n Bag
Late AM - Early afternoon
More inf TBA
MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016
6th Grade Band
7/8th Grade Band
SRMS Spring Concert
@ Upper Dublin HIGH SCHOOL
There will be a
dress rehearsal during
school for this concert.
Students will be bused to UDHS, parent pick-up will need to be arranged.
Much more info to follow.
FRIDAY, MAY 20 or 27, 2016
[Jazz Band only]
Doreny Park Music Competition
More inf TBA
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016
8th Grade Promotion Ceremony
[Wind Ensemble only]
UDHS Main Gym
8th Grade Promotion
"God Bless America"
"Let it Snow"
EAGLES Flute Oboe Mallets.pdf
EAGLES Trumpet Clarinet Tenor Sax.pdf
EAGLES Low Brass.pdf
EAGLES French Horn.pdf
EAGLES Drumline Warmups.pdf
as demonstrated by SRMS Alumni
Andrew Moffatt - leader of the Eagles Drumline!
EAGLES Bass Clarinet.pdf
EAGLES Alto and Bari Sax.pdf
"Some people dream of success... while others wake up and work hard at it."
Mrs. Buetikofer and the Montco Band saxes! 2013
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6th Grade Band
7th/8th Grade Band
Home practice of at least one half-hour daily is necessary for any degree of accomplishment on an instrument.
The student and parent should agree upon a regular time and place, and the parent should INSIST the schedule be adhered to. A Child’s greatest morale booster is knowing that his/her parents support his/her undertaking. After the initial newness is worn off there may be a slump. This is normal and is where parental support is vital to keep the child on the path towards success.
Please open this document for more detailed practice tips
Practice Tips for Middle.doc
ASSEMBLE YOUR INSTRUMENT CAREFULLY!
DO NOT force any parts together by striking them your hand.
WARM UP YOUR INSTRUMENT!
PRACTICE YOUR ASSIGNED LESSON!
Take the difficult parts out and practice them individually. Then put them back in the music. Don’t just play through it – If the practice session sounds the same at the end as it did in the beginning…you did something wrong.
WHEN THE PRACTICE SESSION IS OVER:
CAREFULLY return the instrument to its case. DO NOT keep stands, mutes, folders or music in your case unless there is a place provided for them.
WHEN IN DOUBT ASK YOUR TEACHER…THEY REALLY DO KNOW BEST!
LESSON SCHEDULE and
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