This week: May 22-26

May 22nd, 2017

Events this week:

Tuesday Jazz at Drama Intermission – Wednesday, May 24th.  Arrive 6:45pm.  Dress is all black.

Classroom Agendas:

Monday Jazz Band: Rehearsal M, W, F.  Chill songs in the red book

Tuesday Jazz Band:  Rehearsal  TUESDAY ONLY.  On Broadway, Bubbert’s Groove, Basin Street Blues, What’s Cookin’

Band 8: Thriller/marching.  Impossible Machine, Encanto, 1812 Overture, Skyfall

Band 7:  Thriller/marching.  Duel of the Fates, Jurassic Park, Modal Song and Dance

Band 6:  Book: 5.1-5.10.  Fury, Traffic Jam, Kaboom, The 10th Planet

Assignments and Handouts:

Seattle Packet 2017

Coming Up:

Jazz Celebration Concert – Wednesday, May 31st, West Linn HS PAC.  Arrive 6:45pm.  Dress is black bottoms and bowling shirt.  

Seattle – June 2-3.  8th Grade Band.  

Junior Rose Parade – Wednesday, June 7th.  Field Trip, back by 3:45.  

Picnic Concert – Friday, June 9th.  6pm start on the track.  

This Week: May 15-19

May 16th, 2017

Events this week:

Willamette Trip – 6th Grade Band – Monday, May 15th, 11:30-2:15.  Wear a band shirt, bring a sack lunch.

Monday Jazz at Korean Ceremony – Thursday, 5/18.  Leave class at 11:15, return 12:15.  Dress nice (pants, collared shirt)

Classroom Agendas:

Monday Jazz Band: Rehearsal M, W, F.  Chill songs in the red book

Tuesday Jazz Band:  Rehearsal  TUESDAY ONLY.  On Broadway, Bubbert’s Groove, Basin Street Blues, What’s Cookin’

Band 8: Thriller/marching.  Impossible Machine, Encanto, 1812 Overture, Skyfall

Band 7:  Thriller/marching.  Duel of the Fates, Jurassic Park, Modal Song and Dance

Band 6:  Book: 5.1-5.10.  Fury, Traffic Jam, Kaboom, The 10th Planet

Assignments and Handouts:

No new Daily Five this week

Coming Up:

Tuesday Jazz at Drama Intermission – Wednesday, May 24th.  Arrive 6:45pm.  

Seattle – June 2-3.  8th Grade Band.  

Junior Rose Parade – Wednesday, June 7th.  Field Trip, back by 3:45.  

Picnic Concert – Friday, June 9th.  6pm start on the track.  

This week: May 8-12

May 8th, 2017

Events this week:

5th Grade Parent Night – Wednesday, May 10th.  OPTIONAL 6th Grade Band performance.  OPTIONAL pizza and movie night in the band room until 8pm.  Wear a band shirt/black shirt.  

Stafford Performance – 6th Grade Band– Friday, May 12th.  9:30am, ACMS Commons.  Wear a band shirt.

Classroom Agendas:

Monday Jazz Band: Rehearsal M, W, F.  Blues scale patterns.  Smooth, Cold Duck Time, Stolen Moments, Rainbow Connection, relaxed charts

Tuesday Jazz Band:  Rehearsal  THURSDAY ONLY (staff meeting was rescheduled).  On Broadway, Bubbert’s Groove, Basin Street Blues, What’s Cookin’

Band 8: Thriller/marching.  Impossible Machine, Encanto, 1812 Overture, Skyfall

Band 7:  Thriller/marching.  Duel of the Fates 

Band 6:  Book: 5.1-5.10.  Fury, Traffic Jam, Kaboom, The 10th Planet

Assignments and Handouts:

All Classes – New Daily Five (Blue)

6th Grade: Permission Slip Willamette Primary 5.15

Coming Up:

Willamette Trip – 6th Grade Band – Monday, May 15th, 11:30-2:15.  Wear a band shirt, bring a sack lunch.  

This Week: May 1-5

May 1st, 2017

Events this week:

Blurb Tryouts – 6th Grade Band.  Friday, May 5th during class.  

Classroom Agendas:

Monday Jazz Band: Rehearsal M, W, F.  Blues scale patterns.  Smooth, Cold Duck Time, Groovin’ Hard, Rainbow Connection

Tuesday Jazz Band:  Rehearsal Tuesday AND THURSDAY (this is a change – staff meeting was cancelled).  On Broadway, Bubbert’s Groove, Basin Street Blues, What’s Cookin’

Band 8: Thriller/marching.  Impossible Machine.  New music.  

Band 7:  Thriller/marching.  New music.  

Band 6:  Book: 5.1-5.10.  Fury.  Blurbs (tryouts Friday).  Traffic Jam, The 10th Planet

Assignments and Handouts:

All Classes – New Daily Five (yellow)

6th Grade: Practice Journal Due 5-22

Coming Up:

5th Grade Parent Night – Tuesday, May 9th.  OPTIONAL 6th Grade Band performance.  6pm.  OPTIONAL pizza and movie night in the band room until 8pm.  

Stafford Performance – 6th Grade Band – Friday, May 12th

Willamette Trip – 6th Grade Band – Monday, May 15th

This Week: April 24-28

April 24th, 2017

Events this week:

None yet!

Classroom Agendas:

Monday Jazz Band: Rehearsal M, W, F.  Blues scale patterns.  Smooth, Cold Duck Time, Groovin’ Hard

Tuesday Jazz Band:  Rehearsal Tuesday and Thursday.  On Broadway, Bubbert’s Groove, Basin Street Blues

Band 8: Post-Festival Self-Assessment (in class).  New music.

Band 7:  Post-Festival Self-Assessment (in class).  New music.  

Band 6:  Book: 4.1 – 4.20.  Fury.  Blurbs.  4.32 Fury.  Playing test on #4.30, “America”, due during block day.  

Assignments and Handouts:

All Classes – NO new Daily Five this week

Coming Up:

5th Grade Parent Night – Tuesday, May 9th.  OPTIONAL 6th Grade Band performance.  6pm.  OPTIONAL pizza and movie night in the band room until 8pm.  

Stafford Performance – 6th Grade Band – Friday, May 12th

Willamette Trip – 6th Grade Band – Monday, May 15th

This week: April 14-21

April 17th, 2017

Events this week:

Cadet Festival – April 20th, Field trip to WLHS, 7th grade band only.  Leave at 11:45, return at 2:15. Permission Form WLHS Cadet Fest 4.20.17

OSU Band Festival – April 21st, Field trip to Corvallis, 8th grade band only.  Depart at 7:30am, return by 3:45.  Permission Form OSU Band Fest 4.21.17

Classroom Agendas:

Monday Jazz Band: Rehearsal M, W only.  

Tuesday Jazz Band:  Rehearsal Tuesday ONLY.  

Band 8: OBDA Evaluation Form. Festival pieces: Where the Sun Breaks Through the Mist, Korean Folk Rhapsody, Miss Liberty March

Band 7:  Festival Pieces: Scenes from an Ocean Voyage, Rogue River Venture.  New music – Canon of Peace/Canticle

Band 6:  Book: 4.1 – 4.20.  Fury.  Blurbs.  4.32 Fury

Assignments and Handouts:

All Classes – NO new Daily Five this week

Coming Up:

5th Grade Parent Night – Tuesday, May 9th.  OPTIONAL 6th Grade Band performance.  6pm.  OPTIONAL pizza and movie night in the band room until 8pm.  

Willamette Trip – 6th Grade Band

Stafford Performance – 6th Grade Band

This week: April 10-14

April 10th, 2017

Events this week:

End of Term – Friday 4/14.  ALL WORK DUE TODAY.  

Solo and Ensemble Festival Saturday 4/15, Lake Oswego JH

Classroom Agendas:

Monday Jazz Band: Rehearsal M, W, F.  

Tuesday Jazz Band:  Rehearsal Tu, Th.  

Band 8: Major scales.  Festival pieces: Where the Sun Breaks Through the Mist, Korean Folk Rhapsody, Miss Liberty March

Band 7:  Festival Pieces: Scenes from an Ocean Voyage, Rogue River Venture.  New music – Canon of Peace/Canticle

Band 6:  Book: 4.1 – 4.20.  Fury.  Blurbs.  

Assignments and Handouts:

All Classes – NO new Daily Five this week

Coming Up:

Cadet Festival – April 20th, Field trip to WLHS, 7th grade band only

OSU Band Festival – April 21st, Field trip to Corvallis, 8th grade band only

This week: April 3-7

April 3rd, 2017

Events this week:

Outdoor Science School 6th Grade, Tuesday-Friday

Mr. Egan (WLHS Band Director) Visit – 8th Grade, Tuesday in class.  Contact Mr. Egan at egank@wlwv.k12.or.us

Classroom Agendas:

Monday Jazz Band: Rehearsal M, W, F.  

Tuesday Jazz Band:  Rehearsal Tuesday ONLY

Band 8: Sign up for solo and ensemble.  Major scales.  Festival pieces.  New music –Where the Sun Breaks Through the Mist, Korean Folk Rhapsody

Band 7:  Sign up for solo and ensemble.  Major scales.  Festival Pieces.  New music – Canon of Peace/Canticle

Band 6:  Check ins.  Looking ahead.  

Assignments and Handouts:

All Classes – NO new Daily Five this week

Coming Up:

Cadet Festival – April 20th, Field trip to WLHS, 7th grade band only

OSU Band Festival – April 21st, Field trip to Corvallis, 8th grade band only

This Week March 20th-27th

March 20th, 2017

Classroom Agenda:

Events this Week: 6/7th Grades Concert March 22nd Call time 6:30 PM Performance 7:00 PM

Monday Jazz Band: Red books, Crescent River Ramble, Stolen Moments, In a Sentimental Mood, Groovin’ Hard, No class Friday (early Spring Break departures)

Tuesday Jazz Band: Red Books, Foggy Day in London Town, Misty, It’s Only a Paper Moon, Chord Symbols (continuation), No Class Thursday (Staff Meeting)

8th Grade: Major Scales: Bb, Eb, Ab, F, Pixar Movie Magic, Miss Liberty March, The Impossible Machine, Ceremony Chant and Ritual

7th Grade: Breathe 5,4,3,2,1, Long tones, Chromatic Scale, Rhythm Exercise, Concert Preparation (Smithsonian Suite, Rocky Mountain Romp, Scenes from an Ocean Voyage, Rogue River Venture)

6th Grade: Breathe 5,4,3,2,1, MP buzzing, My Turn Your Turn, Concert Preparation (2.4, 3.36, 4.16, Shockwave, 3.38)

Assignments and Handouts:

All classes Daily Five (green) Assigned 3/20 Due 3/27

Coming Up:

Spring Break March 27th-31st

This Week March 13-17

March 15th, 2017

Classroom Agenda:

Monday Jazz Band: Red books, Crescent River Ramble, Stolen Moments, Groovin’ Hard, In a Sentimental Mood

Tuesday Jazz Band: Red Books, Foggy Day in London Town, Misty, Sight Reading

8th Grade: Major Scales: Bb, Eb, Ab, F, Rhythm exercise (swing 8ths), Pixar Movie Magic, Miss Liberty March, The Impossible Machine, Sight Reading

7th Grade: Breathe 5,4,3,2,1, Chromatic Scale, Rhythm Exercise (syncopation), Concert Preparation (clean/polish), Sight Reading, recital time

6th Grade: Breathe 5,4,3,2,1, MP buzzing, MTYT, Concert preparation, 4.3, 4.21, 4.22, 4.16

Assignments and Handouts:

All classes Daily Five (Salmon) Assigned 3/13 Due 3/17

Coming Up:

6/7th Grades Concert March 22nd Call time 6:30 PM Performance 7:00 PM