What an odd ending to the school year. I am sure you are experiencing many different emotions at this time. Many of you are sad you are ending the school year without saying goodbye to friends and teachers. Others are more excited about moving on to the Middle School. Honestly, I have mixed emotions as well. While I am happy you all are moving one step forward in your life’s journey, I am disappointed that I was not able to see you in person to celebrate your year’s accomplishments.
As we began our music year, I know you thought you all would never be able to play well together as a group. Some of you struggled longer that others but in the end look what you accomplished. I encourage you to not let the end of the year end your musical career. Remember what you can do if you put your mind to it and begin 7th grade with a renewed enthusiasm for music.
Stay healthy keep a positive attitude, and remember that your academic achievements have not been diminished one bit by this pandemic, just the celebration. YOU did it and the pandemic can never take that away from you!
I will check up on you in Middle School Band and I look forward to hearing the great progress you are going to make. Until then, CONGRATULATIONS on your successes and continue to make music!
Here is the link to the end of the year school video:
Here are some links for your enjoyment. Included are links to music games.
Brass Fingerings/Positions Training Games
Music Racer Games/ Woodwind Finger Chart Games
Table of Accents
Table of Dynamics
Table of Key Signatures
Jazz Guitar Online
Dolmetsch Music Theory
Music Theory on 8notes.com
Music Theory for Songwriters
The Tonal Centre
I encourage you to watch the videos during the summer of the performers that we have watched this spring.
Army Field Band Video:
Wednesday, May 20 @ 1pm: Super Mario Bros
Music in 8 Bits
Watch on: Facebook | YouTube
Lincoln Center At Home:
From the Vault: Full Concerts at Jazz at Lincoln Center
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Every week, Jazz at Lincoln Center is releasing previously unseen video content from its archival “vault” via the Jazz at Lincoln Center Channel on Youtube.
Principal Dancer at New York City Ballet Tiler Peck helps you perfect that plié through live ballet classes on her Instagram.
Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom
Line Dancing Workshop with Ms. Yvonne (Episode 43)
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Revisit the fundamentals of line dancing and build a new dance together.
Wednesday with WendyNew York City Ballet
Take a ballet-inspired movement class taught by NYCB Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan on Instagram Live. Suitable for people of all ages and levels of training.
Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera
The Metropolitan Opera
Starring Sondra Radvanovsky, Kathleen Kim, Stephanie Blythe, Marcelo Álvarez, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky, conducted by Fabio Luisi. From December 8, 2012.