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 JOIN THE BAND AND LEARN THE LANGUAGE OF MUSIC!!!

Menchey Rental Form   2016 Rental Rates

Beginner Band Sign-ups are from September 1-9. 

 
Band Instruments  

All 4th and 5th grade students are invited to play a band instrument 

 
rent on-line  
 

Click the link below to sign-up for your rental instrument on-line by noon on September 9.
 

 http://www.mencheymusic.com

 
Please visit the local Menchey Music store for supplies and questions:
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Learn to play with rhythm!!                    cowbell            

 

 Join the Band!             Learn to play beautiful music!!!


   
 
 
 
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Playing an Instrument is FUN!!!

 
Concert Time  

 WHITFIELD CONCERT SCHEDULE for 2016-17

Holiday Concert - Dec 6 at 7:00 p.m.  -  HS Auditorium 

Spring Concert - May 9 at 7:00 p.m.  - HS Auditorium

 
 
 
Let's Go Band!  

Be prepared each week for your next lesson!! 
Check the schedule outside the band room for your day and time. 
 
  Each student will be assigned to a specific cycle day and then the time of the lesson will rotate each week as usual.

BAND LESSONS ARE ON DAYS 1, 3, OR 5

BAND REHEARSAL IS ON DAY 5 from 2:30-3:10 pm

 (2nd year students will attend band rehearsal to prepare for the Holiday Concert.  Beginners will join in February.)
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Follow these tips for practicing at home:
1.  Sit in a sturdy chair with tall posture and feet flat on the floor.
2.  Use a music stand to hold your book.
3.  Warm up with long tones and scale notes.
4.  Play each song assigned in your book several times.  Try to make it sound better each time!!
5.  Remember to tap your foot to feel the beats.
6.  Check your goal sheet for approaching deadlines.
7.  Mark your practice times on your chart in your folder.
8.  Have fun!!!!! 
 


Check out the links at the bottom of the page to learn more about the band instruments.
 
trumpet
 

 
 
 

 
 

 

 
Remember to fill in your practice chart!! 
Challenge yourself to practice 5 days each week!  Always give your BEST effort!!!
 
Check out the links at the bottom of this page!!!!
 
 
 
clarinet
 
 
 
 
We will be learning how to use SMART MUSIC this year!!!  Stay tuned for more information about this exciting computer program!!!
 
Check out the website at http://www.smartmusic.com.
 

 
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Mrs. Thompson's email address is -    ThoDon@wilsonsd.org

My school phone is:  610-670-0180  ex. 3063

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I am truly excited to work with all of the 
Whitfield Band students this year!!


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Links to fun activities for musicians:

Dallas Symphony Orchestra(Music Room: Learn about musical instruments, play games, etc.) 
http://nyphilkids.org (Learn about musical instuments and composers too!!)

Music Theory Practice  (Click here to find practice on note reading and theory skills)
 
 
Brass Fingering Practice  (Click here and then choose an instrument to practice    fingering skills)
 
Note reading practice  (Click here to practice naming the notes on the staff)
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