• Gr 6 BAND HOMEWORK:   Scales, Music  and Skills we are working on for the month of JANUARY.

    SCALES: Increase your range by working 2 octave Eb and F scales. Brass, don't forget Lip Slurs. Percussion, rolls, flams, 8ths and 16ths using your lesson handouts.

    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.


    DRUMS OF CORONA   https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2408623

         Reminders: Keep the tempo moving at 110.

    FIGHTING FALCON MARCH  https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10011674 

         Reminders: Observe all the accents and dynamics! Keep your 8th notes short. 


         Reminders: work on the trouble spots we circled. 


    LESSON ASSIGNMENT: we write it down at every lesson. Be sure to practice THAT. If you miss a lesson, check with your lesson teacher or someone in your lesson group.

    I'm looking forward to having a great year together!!!

    Mrs. Spies


     Helpful reminders:

    • you should be practicing at least 4 days a week. SCHEDULE your practice time 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. Keep you scale sheet handy as a reference.
    • 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.