Friday, 28 October 2016

- November 1 "sharing" concert for Grade 7 and 8 band.   Students are asked to meet at 6:30p.m. at Campbell
- If you have not already paid for the band t-shirt, please go online and pay.

Coming Up
-Nov. 1 - Grade 7 and 8 performance at 7:00p.m.
-Nov. 23 - Junior Winds and Jazz Band concert
- Dec. 5 - Grade 7 and 8 Winter Concert
- Dec. 6 - Grade 6 Winter Concert

In Grade 6 Band
This week in Grade 6 band we learned two new notes.   These notes we put together with the other five notes we have already learned to make a scale.    We have begun practicing writing these notes.   We have been trying to get students, to hear it,  play it, see it, write it, and then create their own composition with these notes. 
Students were asked to practice:
1.  Page 12 - 2.7 and 2.10

In Grade 7 Band
This week we are putting finally polishes on Daybreak as well as starting new music.   Students were asked to work on dynamics in Daybreak.   Clouds still has one problem section at measure 40.   Students were asked to practice this section.  We continued to work at phrasing and we continued to work at developing the style of the pieces we are performing.   Students have been working on Solfege sheets.   As we have explained to students, the more they learn to sing something, the better they will be able to listen to group balance and blend. 
Students were asked to practice:
Daybreak - run through
Clouds - measure 40 - 46
Starry Night - m. 1-25
Argosy - m. 15 - 43

In Grade 8 Band
This week we kept working on Canticum for our concert on Tuesday, Nov. 1.  We've especially worked on the transitions and continue to work on shaping our phrases.  We've also began working on Amen.  This piece is tricky because of the time signature being 2/2.  It's a new way of counting but we're getting more comfortable with it.  We've taken a bit of a break on the other pieces but will get back to them after the concert.

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