• Whitfield Elem Band


    Mrs. Thompson
     

     WELCOME BACK TO A NEW SCHOOL YEAR!!!!

    Mrs. Thompson is looking forward to working with many students at Whitfield!!

     

    Attention Beginner Band Parents!

    Please sign up your to be part of my Class Dojo.

    Click the link below to join the fun!

     

    WH Beginner Band Dojo  

     

     
     
    Menchey Rental Form   2016 Rental Rates

    Beginner Band Sign-ups  -  September 2017. 

    Click here to view Sign-up Form

     
    Band Instruments  

    All 4th and 5th grade students are invited to play a band instrument .  Information for the 2017-18 school year will be available in September.

     
     
     
     
    rent on-line  
     

    On-line rental sign-ups will be available in September 2017 for the next school year.
     

     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!!! 

     
     
    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 REHEARSALS  ARE ON DAY 5 from 2:30-3:10 pm

     
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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.
     
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    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!!!!
     
     
     
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    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)