Notes Week 6

Week 6

Students need to be checking their Google Classroom for assignments, announcements, and check for feedback (rubrics) on playing tests. We will start adding playing test assignments next week. Students will practice the assignment, record themselves playing, and upload it into the Google Classroom assignment folder. We will explain how to do this in class. Please make sure your student has a place set up at home to practice and to do these video assignments.

Students are expected to bring their instruments home everyday! Practice time should be around 15-20 minutes of playing and 15 minutes of practicing note names, positions, and holding the instrument properly with good posture. Please encourage your child to practice!

Brass and woodwind instruments should be practicing:

  • Rhythm Rockers Unit 2 and Unit 3 in the binder
  • Page 9 and 10 behind their Instrument Instruction tab in the binder
  • Essential Elements book pages 6-8
  • Review 5 minute theory lessons 1-8
  • Note Names!

If your child needs after school help, please sign up for a time using the button below. Please only sign up for ONE time slot initially. We want to make sure that everyone has an opportunity and there are almost 100 band students this year! This is not a replacement for private lessons!

The student needs to sign in using their school Google account! Please have your student sign in—not the parent!

If the parent signs in, I don't know which student is staying after school! I only see the parent email address, which is not very helpful.

Fundraiser week 1!

We are off to a good start!

Our goal is to raise enough money to pay for our Band Festival at the end of the year including judges fees, transportation, lunch, AND the student's ticket to the water park! We encourage everyone to participate and will accept donations as well!

Each student's goal is to sell 10 items (or more!) either with the cookie dough or the online store. Donations are accepted in place of fundraising participation.

Students are selling amazing cookie dough (it really is that good) and several other items, including an online store for those friends and family who live out of the area. Your student should have brought home the information Tuesday.

  • All money and order forms (in the large fundraising envelope) are due on Tuesday, October 9.
  • Students collect money when their customers place their orders. Checks payable to Sloan Creek IS Band.
  • Cookie dough will be delivered to SCIS on Wednesday, November 7. Students and parents are responsible for picking up the cookie dough after school on November 7th and delivering it to their customers.

Contact Mrs. Rogers if you have questions!

App of the Week

Bandmate Chromatic Tuner

FREE! on all platforms
With Bandmate, students are able to see exactly what written note they are playing on their instrument. No more guessing, no more wondering if they are playing the right note.

I like this app especially for students who play transposing instruments (clarinet, saxophones, trumpets, and French horns) because you can select your instrument and the app transposes for you! One less thing for you to think about at this early stage in playing an instrument. You will learn to transpose quickly, but right now, I would like you to focus on getting good sounds.

Designed by music educators, for music educators and students.

First time playing together!

Tubas, Euphoniums, and French horns doing their warm-up! Love that sound!

Clarinets, Saxophones, and Double Reeds!

Silent Night

The Lovejoy High School Band perform their 2018 show, Silent Night. Come see them live at Leopard Friday tonight!


28—Leopard Friday—LHS Stadium—6:30 pm—The middle school bands perform with the high school band at pre-game. Go watch and enjoy! This is you next year!


9—Fundraiser Ends, money turned in—all day

22—After School Rehearsal—SCIS—3:00 to 4:30

23—1st Band Concert—SCIS Gym—6:30 to 7:00 (student call time 6:00 pm)

Band Matters! Do Band!

Go practice & have a good week!

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