• Gr 5 BAND HOMEWORK:   Scales, Music  and Skills we are working on for the month of JANUARY.

    Warm Ups: Endurance Warm Up using all 8 notes of your scale. (1 whole, 2 half notes, 4 quarter notes, end with a whole note). Count in your head while you play these keeping steady beats.

    Brass can also work lip slurs. 

    Lesson Book: We write down a lesson book assignment at every lesson. If you are absent check with Mrs. Spies or with someone in your lesson group.

    Band Music:

    Lost City  by Paul Lavender

    Centurion  by Mark Williams



    • 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.