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

This Week March 6-10

March 7th, 2017

Classroom Agenda:

Monday Jazz Band: Red books, Crescent River Ramble, Stolen Moments, Sight Reading,

Tuesday Jazz Band: Red Books, Foggy Day in London Town, Misty, Sight Reading, No Class Thursday (Staff Meeting)

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

7th Grade: Breathe 10, 9,8,7,6…, Chromatic Scale, Rhythm Exercise, Rocky Mountain Romp, Mvmt. 2-3 Smithsonian Suite, Sight Reading

6th Grade: Breathe 10, 9,8,7,6…, MP buzzing, Introduce Ties, Order of Sharps/Flats, New notes/Alternate Fingerings, Exercises 4.10-4.25, Review material from 3.36, 3.38, Shockwave

Assignments and Handouts:

All classes Daily Five (white) Assigned 3/6 Due 3/10

6th Grade Practice Journals Assigned 2/22 Due 3/10

Coming Up:

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

This Week February 27-March 3

February 27th, 2017

Classroom Agenda:

Monday Jazz Band: Red books, Crescent River Ramble, Stolen Moments, Sight Reading

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

8th Grade: Small Ensemble Run-throughs, Major Scales: Bb, Eb, Ab, F, Pixar Movie Magic, Sight Reading on Friday

7th Grade: Breathe 9,8,7,6…, Chromatic Scale, Rhythm Exercise, Rocky Mountain Romp, Mvmt. 2-3 Smithsonian Suite, Sight Reading

6th Grade: Breathe 9,8,7,6…, MP buzzing, Introduce Slurs, Identify Key Signatures, New notes, Vocabulary words: Largo, Moderato, Allegro, exercises 4.4-4.6, Review material from 3.36, 3.38

Assignments and Handouts:

All classes Daily Five (cream) Assigned 2/27 Due 3/3

Coming Up:

8th Grade Recital Night 3/1 Call time 6:30 PM Performance at 7 PM

6/7th Grades Concert March 22nd Call time/Performance time TBD

This Week: February 21-24

February 21st, 2017

Classroom Agenda:

Monday Jazz Band: Red Book, Stolen Moments, Crescent River Ramble, Sight Reading

Tuesday Jazz Band: Red Book, Foggy Day in London Town, Sight Reading, No Rehearsal 2/23

8th Grade Band: Scales: Bb,Eb, Ab, F MajorSmall Ensemble Prep, Pixar Movie Magic

7th Grade Bands: Chromatic Scale, Scenes from an Ocean Voyage, Rogue River Venture, Smithsonian Suite, Rocky Mountain Romp

6th Grade Bands: Breathing 8, 7, 6, 5…., Mouthpiece buzzing, Drum Cadence, My Turn Your Turn (MTYT), Measures of Success 3.36-3.39, Be Still My Soul

Assignments and Handouts:

All Classes – Daily Five Due Assigned 2/21 Due 2/24

6th grade: Practice Journals Assigned 2/21 Due 3/10

Coming Up:

8th Grade Recital Night 3/1. Call time: 6:30 PM, concert starts at 7PM

7th/6th Grade Concert 3/22 Call time: TBD

Spring Break: March 27th-31st

This week: December 12-16

December 12th, 2016

Events this week:

All-School Assembly – Friday, 12/16.  Tuesday Jazz, Monday Jazz, 8th Grade band.  9:30 am, all are welcome, no dress code.

Classroom Agendas:

Monday Jazz Band: Jazz Cafe packet.  Rehearsal M, W.  Check out the Jazz Cafe Listening Playlist

Tuesday Jazz Band: Red book, Ja Da, Jammin with Charlie, Blues Machine.  Soloist finalizing.  Rehearsal Tuesday ONLY

Band 8: Sleigh Ride, Hannukah Holiday, You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

Band 7:  Standard of Excellence, Book 2.  Chromatic scale.  Sight read. 20 Carols in 2 Minutes, Jingle Bell Rock, Rogue River Venture

Band 6:  Note name practice/review.  Mad Music Minute.  Opus 3 – New key signatures, time signatures, notes 

Assignments and Handouts:

All Classes – NO new Daily Five this week

8th Grade – Seattle Intro Letter 2017Contract and Deposit – Seattle 2017 – Due Tuesday, 12/6

Coming Up:

Winter Break – December 17th – January 3rd.  Welcome Mr. Lewis! Ms. Arthur will return after spring break.  

This week: December 5-9

December 5th, 2016

Events this week:

Mentor Graphics Field Trip – Wednesday, 12/7.  Monday Jazz only

Classroom Agendas:

Monday Jazz Band: Solo work – Caribbean Dance, Georgia On My Mind, Front Burner holiday tunes.  Rehearsal M, W, F

Tuesday Jazz Band: Red book, Ja Da, Jammin with Charlie, Blues Machine.  Soloist finalizing.  Rehearsal Tuesday AND Thursday 

Band 8: Sleigh Ride, Hannukah Holiday, You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

Band 7:  Standard of Excellence, Book 2.  Chromatic scale.  Sight read. 20 Carols in 2 Minutes, Jingle Bell Rock, Rogue River Venture

Band 6:  Note name practice/review.  Mad Music Minute.  Opus 3 – New key signatures, time signatures, notes 

Assignments and Handouts:

All Classes – NO new Daily Five this week

8th Grade – Seattle Intro Letter 2017Contract and Deposit – Seattle 2017 – Due Tuesday, 12/6

Monday Jazz Band – Permission Form Mentor Graphics 12.7Permission Form Skyview Jazz Fest 12.10

Coming Up:

Skyview Jazz Festival – Saturday, 12/10.  Monday Jazz only

All-School Assembly – Friday, 12/16.  Tuesday Jazz, Monday Jazz, 8th Grade band

This week: November 28 – December 2

November 28th, 2016

Events this week:

T-shirt Orders due Tuesday, 11/29

Order a Band T-Shirt 

Classroom Agendas:

Monday Jazz Band: Solo work – Caribbean Dance, Georgia On My Mind, Dat Dere, Front Burner holiday tunes.  Rehearsal M, W, F

Tuesday Jazz Band: Red book, Ja Da, Jammin with Charlie, Blues Machine.  Soloing.  Rehearsal Tuesday AND Thursday (w/Mr. Lewis)

Band 8: Sleigh Ride, Hannukah Holiday

Band 7:  Standard of Excellence, Book 2.  Chromatic scale.  Sight read. 

Band 6:  Note name practice/review.  Mad Music Minute.  

Assignments and Handouts:

All Classes – Daily Five

8th Grade – Seattle Intro Letter 2017Contract and Deposit – Seattle 2017

6th Grade – Practice Journal Due 12.15

Coming Up:

Mentor Graphics Field Trip – Wednesday, 12/7.  Monday Jazz only

Skyview Jazz Festival – Saturday, 12/10.  Monday Jazz only

All-School Assembly – Friday, 12/16.  Tuesday Jazz, Monday Jazz, 8th Grade band