Notes Week 8

Week 8

Google Classroom Playing Assignment Due Sunday, October 14 (or before!)

Wind instruments (this includes everyone but percussion)—Line 25 Lightly Row in the Essential Elements Book.

Here's your instructions:

Take a video of yourself (or have someone help you) playing line 25. Requirements:

—Use a metronome set to 80

—I should be able to see your hands

—I should be able to see your face

—I should be able to see your foot tapping

—Do a test note, then play the line

—Brass players and saxophones, it is best to angle slightly so your bell is not pointed directly at the microphone/recording device

You may record several times, then upload your best performance and attach it to the assignment in Google Classroom.

Brass and woodwind instruments should be practicing:

  • Rhythm Rockers Unit 3 and Unit 4 and Rhythm Crush Episodes 6 and 7 in the binder
  • Page 9 and 10 behind their Instrument Instruction tab in the binder (some classes may be doing slightly different pages, or additional pages, they should practice what they did in class!)
  • Essential Elements book pages 8
  • New! Concert page (behind the light green concert music tab)
  • 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.

Middle School Fall Band Concert

Wednesday, October 17

Lovejoy High School Auditorium


The Willow Springs Middle School will present their Fall Band Concert this Wednesday! They have some spooky pieces prepared as well as other fun band music! It will be a fun concert! Come say hi to Mrs. Rogers, Ms. Ball, Ms. Abbott, and Mr. Lewis while you are there! Mention this newsletter and get a treat!

App of the Week


StaffWars is a game designed to help beginning and intermediate musicians learn, practice and woodshed the note names. THE APP is for anyone who wants to master note names.

This is another fun way to practice note reading!


17—Optional Event, WSMS Band Concert—LHS auditorium—6:30 pm

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)


7—Fundraiser pick-up—SCIS Gym—2:30 to 4:30

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