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IMPORTANT UPDATE…..!

With schools closed, we are moving to a distance-learning format for band.  We now have access to Smartmusic – a fantastic music education platform.  Please make every effort to get signed up for your
free account and take advantage of this great opportunity as soon as possible.  It is only free until June 30.  For those who do not wish to use the software based instruction, my webpage will be updated regularly
with new learning activities and current assignments.  You can find the school assignment links below ⇓
or jump right to the skill builder links or great videos about music!

Smartmusic registration instructions

  • Everyone will get a free premium account to use until the end of June.
  • Families with more than one sibling in the same level of band need to sign up separately for each musician.
  • There is one restriction to using Smartmusic: You must use the Chrome browser. Smartmusic does not currently support other browsers.

The following links will get you started:

BEFORE YOU SIGN UP:
  • If you want to use Smartmusic on an iPad (the app does not work on iPad minis, the screen is too small), here is a link to the App Store:
                                                                                                                            https://apps.apple.com/us/app/new-smartmusic/id1114202174
TO SIGN UP FOR SMARTMUSIC:
Step 1 – please view the following instructions:
Step 2 –  use this link to get to Smartmusic’s enrollment page:    admin.smartmusic.com/join
CLASS CODES FOR SIGN UP:
Here are the class codes for each school and level of band.  You will need to copy and paste your code on the Smartmusic sign-up page.
PARK RIDGE/ROLLING MEADOWS/MT PROSPECT schools:
St. Andrews Beginners: KQJCQ-YEHCG
St. Andrews Intermediates: AMHEJ-G2AYX
St. Andrews Advanced: WCPUV-UJXEH
St. Colette Beginners: MQN2L-JEFFT
St. Colette Intermediate/Advanced: H2FMX-J2LDA
St. Emily Beginners:  EDULG-7DZUZ
St. Emily Intermediates:  L7KKQ-EGNUP
St. Emily Advanced:  PXZPE-R4TJH
OAK PARK/BERWYN/MELROSE/RIVER FOREST schools:
Ascension Beginners: YPKG7-DERFC
Ascension Intermediates: G3JT3-ZYTA2
Ascension Advanced: UMFTC-CFTV6
St. Odilo Beginners: ULDNV-42NWU
St. Odilo Intermediates: 3Y6M7-4WH7U
St. Odilo Advanced: XDA7V-KDTYN
Sacred Heart Beginners: VPFWP-6NY3U
Sacred Heart Intermediates: HPQJR-ZRQ4U
Sacred Hearts Advanced: QDMWG-CRTYA
St. Vincent Beginners: 33RPA-WU77E
St. Vincent Intermediates: RL6W2-TQEXJ
St. Vincent Advanced: AYNF7-LNHC4

Zoom session schedule

All Zoom session band classes are scheduled for 40 minutes (the maximum allowed with the free version of Zoom).  All instrument specific classes are scheduled for 30 minutes.  Click the link to join a class.  See you in class!

  •   9:00 AM  –  9:40 AM
  • 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM
  • 11:00 AM – 11:40 AM

    ———– Break ———

  •  1:00 PM  –  1:40 PM
  •  2:00 PM  –  2:40 PM
  •  3:00 PM  –  3:30 PM
  •  3:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

My Schools......

Oak Park/Berwyn/Melrose Park/River Forest schools:

Park Ridge/Rolling Meadows/Mt. Prospect schools:

SKILLBUILDER Websites for Fun and Learning (you choose!)

Want to work on better understanding some basics?  Of course you do!  Who wouldn’t?

Choose something from the

list below:

NOTE READING SKILLS

UNDERSTANDING KEY SIGNATURES

Here are some videos that help explain what a key signature is:

Here are some ways to practice:

Some really cool and inspiring videos about musicians and the music they create!!!