Weekly Band Newsletter
Upcoming Games and Events
Have you ever done any escape room, or thought about doing one? Look no further! Come join me to complete online puzzles in 60 minutes or less to ESCAPE THE ROOM!
Rooms are designed for all members to play – this is a team building activity, so come with your thinking cap on! SPACE IS LIMITED – please select only one time slot. For a family of multiple students, please only select one slot. Sign up here: https://signup.com/go/NpTzLiz
We understand that this is a trying time for everyone – and we hope that music can continue to be an outlet for fun and relaxation for our students. Private lessons are being offered weekly via Zoom. Please select (one) time slot for your student per week, or (two) lessons per month. Lessons are half a hour, and are catered to your students needs. They are a fantastic way to stay in a routine of practicing, as well as focus on areas of opportunity, as well as explore new and exciting music your student may be interested in trying out.
Codes will be sent either the night prior or the morning of your student’s lesson to help protect their privacy.
Smart music is being used to help students stay current with their Essential Elements Book work. Assignments are being uploaded every other week, and can be recorded at any point through the end of the year. Please find your school's code below to start for free today! Please note: You need have Google Chrome to use Smart music. www.smartmusic.com
Class Code: TEV2Q-DUPLE
Instrument Cleaning Tutorials
Information on how to properly clean your Flute:
- Items you need are: cleaning silk swab (or thin cotton cloth) and a Flute rod — pad savers are also a great tool
- The outside of¬† the head joint can be cleaned by using a small amount of rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab
- Instructional Video
Information on how to properly clean your Clarinet or Saxophone:
- Items you need are: a silk cleaning swab with a weighted end, or a “pad saver” rod
- Reeds should always been tan in color, and non chipped. If you see ANY discoloration (green, black) — this reed is OLD and MOLDY. It is time to replace it. Reeds typically last about 2 months.
- How to clean your mouthpiece
- How to clean the clarinet
- How to clean the saxophone
Information on how to properly clean your Trumpet or Baritone
- Items you need are: Valve Oil and Tuning Slide Grease — slide snakes are optional, but also a great tool
- All brass mouthpieces can be disinfected with either luke warm water and dish soap, or rubbing alcohol
- If the horn smells, it’s time to give it a bath!
- Giving your Horn a bath
Information on how to properly clean your Trombone:
Remember to use the "S-T-A-R" acronym when reading a new piece of music.
Congratulations to our students who were nominated for Concert Honors Band 2020!