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Hey guys! Just wanted to remind you about the assignments you have due this Sunday 9/27:
6th grade – Smart Music #25 Lightly Row, Flipgrid #29 Remix and 31 Twinkle (remember I extended the deadline for this one until Wednesday because I was absent yesterday afternoon…. But try to get in by Sunday please), and Edpuzzle on note values and rhythms
7th grade – Smart Music - Habits book 3-9b (counting eighth notes and rests…. Watch the key), FlipGrid on #167 O Cananda, and Edpuzzle on John Philip Sousa
7th grade beginners – Smart Music #44 O Susanna, Flipgrid on #38 Jingle Bells and #45 William Tell (with dynamics), and Edpuzzle on John Philip Sousa
8th graders – Smart Music - #150 Semper Fedilis, Flipgrid on #27 Loch Lomand and #129 Can Can (tempo changes), and Edpuzzle on John Philip Sousa
Hope everyone has a good weekend! Let me know if you need anything!
P.S. 8th grade needs their Essential Tecnique book 3 next week and 7th grade will need the Essential Elements Book 2 the week of 10/5
All of the information is on Curve but I did send this email out to the students with some updates......
Ok…… I went in and put the assignments in again under the new Smart Music class that should say something like 2020/2021 6th grade 5th period, 2020/2021 6th grade 6th period, etc….. Follow the instruction email I just sent out and join the class. Your assignment songs are due by Sunday night –
6th grade - #4 and 6
7th grade - #63, 97, and Habits Sight Reading Exercise #1 (but can have multiple attempts)
8th grade – Scottish Bobber exerpt, #22, and Habits Sight Reading #50 (but can have multiple attempts).
My three 7th/8th grade beginners….. You will do #6, 8, 12. I need to move you faster than the 6th graders but you aren’t ready for your grade level yet. Please join both classes and try to stay on top of what we do in your grade level as well.
Also…… several of you still haven’t done your Introduction FlipGrids from last week. Do them….. please! I’ve enjoyed watching you and want to see EVERYONE!
6th graders have a FlipGrid assigned due Sunday….. you probably don’t totally know how to do it until I finish the week on Thursday….. so you may want to wait on it until later in the week or the weekend.
6th graders and beginners….. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE watch the videos that I uploaded to Curve. It took me forever and I took the time to do that because I want to help you. Good information there.
7th and 8th graders…. You will have a FlipGrid assignment due Sunday…. Hope to post it tomorrow. It will be something relatively easy…. Probably one song from book that we have done in class this week along with a scale.
All band students have a care and maintenance quiz on Curve…. It is ten questions and VERY VERY EASY……. Just do it. Thanks 😊
Only ten of our band students have set up Essential Elements Interactive and connected with my class. Please set up your account at www.essentialelementsinteractive.com. You will not have a student id #..... leave that part blank. The student activation code should be in the front of your book. Where it says join a class on the lefthand side after you have set it up, please put in this school code – ApplingMidBand83. I will not put an assignment on there this week but will be using that…. Especially with 6th graders.
Zoom meeting schedule – I will send out the links in a separate email.
6th grade – Tuesdays 9:30-10:15 (had our first one today), Wednesdays 9:30-10:15, and Friday 8:15-9:00
7th grade – Thursday 9:30-10:15 and Friday 9-9:45
8th grade – Monday 12-12:45 (sorry I missed yesterday…. Was out of town) and Friday 9:45-10:15
Virtual kids……. It is your responsibility to stay on top of the songs that we are doing in class (listed in the agenda) and come to the zoom meetings and to turn in your assignments. I can’t grade you on participation unless you come to the zoom meetings. Be ready to play with your instrument and book (and scale sheet/warm ups for 7thand 8th graders). I will remind you in the zoom invite what to have out and ready. We won’t have much time and I want to try to make this work…. As weird as it is.
I think that is all for now. Please let me know If you have questions or having trouble with something.
MAPS classes next school year:
Another Possible Music Opportunity – Due April 15th to Amro Music
We were so bummed about having to cancel our Annual Spring Keyboard Festival this year that we decided to host an online music festival! This will be a fun opportunity to show everyone what you’ve been practicing while you’ve been at home these last few weeks.
Submissions must be received by midnight on April 15, 2020 to be eligible for the gift card drawing!
We can’t wait to see your performances!
As many of you have seen, the district's Remote Learning Opportunity page went live today. Here is the link:
As all bands 6-12 are doing this challenge, we chose to make the pdf explanation very concise and flexible. Here are additional instructions for the challenge:
Thanks! I'll be in touch, and feel free to shoot me an email anytime you have questions, concerns, or just want to chat!
Stay safe and healthy!