Monday, 8 September 2014

Welcome Back and Congratulations!

Welcome Back!

We are looking forward to a great year of music making.   

Congratulations to all Grade 6 students on a wonderful weekend at our Headstart Clinics.  

This week in Grade 6 Band classes we will be following up on many of the concepts demonstrated at our headstart clinic.   In grade 6 band we focus on getting a characteristic sound on our instrument and enjoying music making.   This week in class we are hoping to find out from students if they have a favourite sound or note their instrument makes.   We will be emphasizing that in band we move carefully, not always quickly and that learning an instrument is not a race.   We have many different learners and so we will learn some of our music with notes, some by ear, and some by pure experimentation.   We will post on our blog each Friday so that you know what has gone on in band class.   We will also ask students to write down in their composition books what it is they are supposed to practice each week.   We are looking forward to a great year with the Grade 6's.   Thank you for sharing your children with us this past weekend.   

Band classes are beginning this week.  Please have instruments at School for your first class!  
First Band Class  - McVeety - Tues. Sept. 9 (Day 1) afternoon 
First Band Class - Massey - Wed. Sept. 10 (Day 2) afternoon
First Band Class - Grant Road, RCS and Perry - Thurs. Sept. 11 (Day 3) morning

Thank you to all the Grade 7 and 8 students who helped at our Headstart Weekend!  Your help was greatly appreciated!  

Grade 7 and 8 Band Classes start this week!

First Band Classes
Tues. Sept. 9 - Day 1 - All Massey students in the morning
Tues. Sept. 9 - Day 1 - All McVeety students in the afternoon
Wed. Sept. 10 - Day 2 - All Grant Road, RCS, and Perry students in the morning (full band)

*Please have your instrument with you!   We will be playing!  We are looking forward to seeing each of you.   

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