Parents, family, and friends of the LSGA band,
Thank you for your attendance at our Winter Concert on December 4th, 2018. Your presence was a great encouragement to all band members.
The students have made great progress this semester and did a wonderful job at their first performance. Learning to read music, play an instrument, and at the same time play together as a group is a difficult task and they worked very hard to accomplish the goals set for them. I am very proud of their achievements as I know you are.
Thank you to the Lindley Middle School 8th grade Symphonic Band for their wonderful performance at the concert. Thank you to Mr. Gaines and Mr. Kirtdoll, LMS band directors, for sharing your talented students with us. And thank you to Mr. Kirtdoll, Director of Bands at Pebblebrook High School, for attending the concert and your words of encouragement.
A very special thank you to our principal Dr. Magee for playing in the concert with us. We look forward to your participation in our Spring Concert, May 7th, 2019.
Thank you again for your presence and your continued support of the Band Program here at LSGA.
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On Tuesday, December 4th, 2018, the 6th grade band will perform a December Concert in the Lindley Sixth Grade Academy Gymnasium. The band will perform at 6:30pm.
If your student needs to stay after school until the concert, we will order pizza and drinks and eat in the cafeteria (the students do not have to pay). The dress for the concert is (standard dress attire):
Black socks Black, brown, or white shoes
Dark blue shirt with collar
If the student is not in concert dress attire, he/she will not be able to perform.
Thank you for all your help and support. If you would like to be a chaperone, the chaperones need to be at school at 4:00pm to assist with pizza/drinks and student needs. I would greatly appreciate having parents as chaperones to help. Students can stay after school and have pizza and drinks in the cafeteria. Please check yes on the permission slip (or send an email), if you would like to be a chaperone. If you have any questions you can call the school at 770-819-2414.
James A. Smart email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please check: Yes, I would like to chaperone _____________
Signatures of parent(s) or guardian(s):
If you have ever wanted to get faster at reading keyboard music, then the Speed Note Reading Tutor is for you! Designed to reinforce note-naming and ‘key finding’ skills, this computer game is a fun way for beginning–intermediate students to get repetitive practice, while trying to ‘beat the clock’ and score as many points as possible.
Within each level, there are 100 notes to name – starting with simple “lines and spaces only” in Level One, eventually progressing to exercises which incorporate key signature changes and accidentals in Level Ten. Each level of play has 3 possible skill levels. The “Rookie” level allows a virtually unlimited amount of time to finish, “Pro” and “All-Star” levels require quicker responses – increasing the speed that you’re able recognize notes on the staff and find the keys on the keyboard.
Music Education is a great for just about every student who joins and there are probably hundreds of reasons why they should join. This list focuses on the data of why music education participants have a higher chance at a successful life. Beyond the basic reasons of developing a strong work ethic and building life-long friends, there is evidence that even more benefits come from being a part of these groups. The multiple studies show that these students excel in many other areas in life.
Music Education helps Students Develop Better Memories
There have been studies done with evidence that music education helps with memory. It is to be expected that a musician would have better musical memory, but there are signs they may have better verbal memory as well.
For example, multiple studies have shown that musicians are better are recalling a list of words than those who aren’t musicians. In a study shared by Psychology Today (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/eyes-the-brain/201006/do-musicians-have-different-brains), students had to recall a set of 20 words. Then they had to recall a set of 40 words that randomly included the previous 20 words. They then had to identify which words were old and new. The students who had music education did better with this exercise than the students with no music experience.
We have had a great week in orchestra. The students are working very hard and making great progress.
We have had a great week in band and I know your student is looking forward to the Fall Break.
Here is a list of Web sites for various music organizations (Press Ctrl + Click to follow link on each organization).
International Clarinet Association
International Double Reed Society
International Horn Society
International Trombone Association
International Trumpet Guild
International Tuba Euphonium Association
National Flute Association
Percussive Arts Society
North American Saxophone Alliance
Violin Society of America
American Viola Society
International Society of Bassists
Learn your first basic scale for Alto Sax! This scale is awesome because you can use these notes to play a lot of fun songs. This scale has 5 notes: G, A, B, C, D.
If you need to learn any of these notes, click the links below!
G is one of our Beginner Notes on Alto Sax. It is also part of our Basic 5-note Scale! Watch the tutorials for the other notes in the 5-note scale, then you are ready to play your first scale!
How to Play A on Alto Sax - Beginner Tutorial
How to Play B on Alto Sax - Beginner Tutorial
How to Play C on Alto Sax - Beginner Tutorial
How to Play D on Alto Sax: Beginner Tutorial