• ?
  • Practice Slip Due:

    News

    6th grade Band

    Sign in to the 6th grade Band Google Classroom  HERE!

    Day One – Review page 37 Line 1. Play Sousa Spectacular. Go back and work out problem spots slowly. Search and listen to Concert Bands on Youtube. 

    Day Two – Review page 37 Line 2. When the Saints Go Marching In. Go back and work out problem spots slowly. Search and listen to Wind Ensembles on Youtube. Notice the difference between a Concert Band and a Wind Ensemble. 

    Day Three – page 37 Line 3. Play Crestview March. Go back and work out problem spots slowly. Search and listen to small ensembles on Youtube. (brass ensembles, woodwind ensembles, percussion ensembles etc.) 

    Day Four – page 37 Line 4.  Play Sousa Spectacular. Go back and work out problem spots slowly. Search and listen to a professional playing your instrument. 

    Day Five – Review page 37 Line 5 in 3rds. Play When the Saints Go Marching In. Go back and work out problem spots slowly. Search and listen to your favorite music played by instruments that don’t normally play that style. 

    7th grade Band

    Sign in to the 7th grade Band Google Classroom  HERE!

    Day One – Review the G concert scale. Play it with whole, half, quarter and eighth notes. Play it in 3rds (1,3,2,4,3,5,4,6,5,7,6,8 then back down in 3rds as well.) Play Modal Air and March. Go back and work out problem spots slowly. Search and listen to Concert Bands on Youtube. 

    Day Two – Review the D concert scale. Play it with whole, half, quarter and eighth notes. Play it in 3rds (1,3,2,4,3,5,4,6,5,7,6,8 then back down in 3rds as well.) Calypso Kid. Go back and work out problem spots slowly. Search and listen to Wind Ensembles on Youtube. NoMce the difference between a Concert Band and a Wind Ensemble. 

    Day Three – Review the A concert scale. Play it with whole, half, quarter and eighth notes. Play it in 3rds (1,3,2,4,3,5,4,6,5,7,6,8 then back down in 3rds as well.) Prelude and Energico. Go back and work out problem spots slowly. Search and listen to small ensembles on Youtube. (brass ensembles, woodwind ensembles, percussion ensembles etc.) 

    Day Four – Review the E concert scale. Play it with whole, half, quarter and eighth notes. Play it in 3rds (1,3,2,4,3,5,4,6,5,7,6,8 then back down in 3rds as well.) Drums of Daruma. Go back and work out problem spots slowly. Search and listen to a professional playing your instrument. 

    Day Five – Review the B concert scale. Play it with whole, half, quarter and eighth notes. Play it in 3rds (1,3,2,4,3,5,4,6,5,7,6,8 then back down in 3rds as well.) Harry Potter. Go back and work out problem spots slowly. Search and listen to your favorite music played by instruments that don’t normally play that style.

    8th grade Band

    Sign in to the 8th grade Band Google Classroom  HERE!

    Day One – Review the G concert scale. Play it with whole, half, quarter and eighth notes. Play it in 3rds (1,3,2,4,3,5,4,6,5,7,6,8 then back down in 3rds as well.) Drums of Daruma. Go back and work out problem spots slowly. Search and listen to Concert Bands on Youtube. 

    Day Two – Review the D concert scale. Play it with whole, half, quarter and eighth notes. Play it in 3rds (1,3,2,4,3,5,4,6,5,7,6,8 then back down in 3rds as well.) Eternal Persuit. Go back and work out problem spots slowly. Search and listen to Wind Ensembles on Youtube. NoMce the difference between a Concert Band and a Wind Ensemble. 

    Day Three – Review the A concert scale. Play it with whole, half, quarter and eighth notes. Play it in 3rds (1,3,2,4,3,5,4,6,5,7,6,8 then back down in 3rds as well.) Covington Square. Go back and work out problem spots slowly. Search and listen to small ensembles on Youtube. (brass ensembles, woodwind ensembles, percussion ensembles etc.) 

    Day Four – Review the E concert scale. Play it with whole, half, quarter and eighth notes. Play it in 3rds (1,3,2,4,3,5,4,6,5,7,6,8 then back down in 3rds as well.) Crystal Medallion Overture. Go back and work out problem spots slowly. Search and listen to a professional playing your instrument. 

    Day Five – Review the B concert scale. Play it with whole, half, quarter and eighth notes. Play it in 3rds (1,3,2,4,3,5,4,6,5,7,6,8 then back down in 3rds as well.) The Witch and the Saint. Go back and work out problem spots slowly. Search and listen to your favorite music played by instruments that don’t normally play that style. 

    Google Classroom & Smart Music

    Hello everyone,

    I hope this email finds everyone well. I have some information for all of the students/parents below. 

    Office Hours: I am generally quite responsive to emails. However, if you have a question or comment, please feel free to email me from 10:30 am – noon on school days and I will be actively checking emails during that time and will respond. (I usually respond outside of those times too.) 

    If you haven’t already, please join my Google Classroom for your class! 

    Codes are below:

    8th grade: rkn3mjn

    7th grade: bj4prlg

    6th grade: 4trsnqu

    New opportunity!

    I sent out a separate email about this, but will also post information below. Smart Music, which is an excellent online music practicing platform, is offering FREE subscriptions to schools during this closure. I have set up each Band class and so just like with Google Classroom, students just need to sign in with the code for their class. There is a lot of music that kids can use to practice with, and it will play along with you, etc. I highly recommend signing in to this also. Instructions and Codes are below:

    1. Open a Chrome browser and visit: https://admin.smartmusic.com/join

    2. When prompted for a class code, please enter:

    8th grade: AGQTC-JZ37W

    7th grade: LA4NJ-NJEHH

    6th grade: K26WA-3A6LC

    6th, 7th, 8th grade Jazz: MAYTA-WVHZY

    I’m going to be working on adding more content to the Google Classrooms, stay tuned. Also, the engagement activities on the PSD website will be updated for next week with more things to do, link below. Check it out!  Here!

    I can’t begin to tell you how much I miss seeing the kids every day. I hope you all are staying well and I’m looking forward to seeing you all again soon, I hope.

    Best,

    Mr. Covill


    Newsletters

    LMS Web Newsletters