• Gr 5 BAND HOMEWORK:   All assignments are posted in google classroom.


    SCALES: You should warm up on at least 2-3 scales. Brass, don't forget Lip Slurs. Percussion, rolls, flams, 8ths and 16ths using your lesson handouts.

    READING AND TECHNIQUE: Beginner Warm Up #2, using SLURS (Mar 26 assignment). Watch the attached video on google classroom.

    BAND MUSIC: See your specific assignment posted every day 1 of the cycle. Other assignments (mostly listening assignments) will be posted on day 2, your rehearsal day.

    Send a video of you practicing.

    Join us on your LESSON DAY, for a Zoom meeting! 12:00- 12:30





    STONEHENGE by Michael Story

    JUS’ PLAIN BLUES by Michael Sweeney

    DRAGONFIRE by Paul Lavender



    • you should be practicing at least 4 days a week. SCHEDULE your practicing with your other homework!
    • keep a cycle calendar easily in sight to you know when to bring your instrument. Pack it the night before with your backpack.
    • write in your practice times on your practice chart and have your parent sign it.
    • if you are struggling with the notes, take a step back; name and finger the notes first.
    • if you are struggling with the rhythm, write in the counts, clap and count the rhythm.
    • Mrs. Spies is always available for extra help during homeroom.