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Instrumental Music

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Benefits Of Music

 

  • Increased spatial skills for math.
  • Higher level of self-confidence, problem solving, and communication skills.  
  • Creative expression.
  • Higher test scores.
  • Common Core Standards
  • Greater success in life.

Band and Strings Schedule 16-17:

  • Instrumental Music Class begins the week of September 5, 2016.
  • Please look at the final instrumental music schedule when it is sent out and posted in the locker to the right!

Goals:

  • Students will be able to identify the different parts of their instruments.
  • Students will be able to finger and play notes with proper technique and breath control.
  • Students will be able to read and write simple music notation.
  • Students will be able to identify and understand basic music symbols and terms.
  • Students will be responsible and practice at least 60 minutes weekly.
  • Students will demonstrate their abilities during school and district concerts.
  • Students will learn to love music and see how much fun it is!

Student Responsibilities:

  • Students need to be prepared before class by practicing their instrument.
  • Students need to bring their instrument, a pencil, their method book and sheet music to every class.
  • Students will only write in pencil.
  • Students will be respectful of each other, the teacher, and all equipment in the room.

Books, Instruments and Supplies

Method Books:

  • Beginning BandEssential Elements Interactive #1 and Musicall
  • Advanced BandEssential Elements Interactive #1
  • Beginning StringsEssential Elements 2000
  • Advanced StringsEssential Elements 2000book 1 &
  • (Essential Elements Interactive…formerly known as Essential Elements 2000)

 

 Instruments and Supplies: 

**All cases must be labeled with students First and Last Name!

  • Flute……..............cleaning rod and cotton cloth
  • Clarinet….............cleaning swab, cork grease, 1 box of reeds (size 1½)
  • Alto Saxophone..cleaning swab, cork grease, neck strap, 1 box of reeds (size 1½)
  • Trumpet….............valve oil
  • Trombone…..........slide oil, slide grease
  • Violin……..............rosin, shoulder rest, bow
  • Cello…..................rosin, bow, foot stopper

Drums…..5th Grade Only: 

  • This is for students who have played a melodic instrument for at least one year in Beginning Band.
  • Students must continue playing their primary instrument if they are allowed to play drums.
  • Students must have excellent behavior and attendance to be considered for this instrument. 
  • Please put drums next to your primary instrument if you want to do this.

Concert Uniform

 Concert Uniform

*It is important to remember that this is not a solo recital, but a group performance which is why we all need to abide by the concert uniform.

 *No jeans or shorts will be allowed!

  • White shirt (long or short sleeved)
  • Black pants
  • Black socks
  • Black shoes

 

Today: 10/19/18

Concert Dates

Health and Wellness Performance: Sept. @ IHMS

Winter Concert: December 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

DVHS Area Band Festival: March 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

DVHS Area String Festival: April 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm  

Spring Concert: May 9, 2018 @ 7:00pm

Instrumental Music Locker

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*Frequently Asked Questions

*What is a Band instrument?

  -Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone 

* What is a String instrument?

   - Violin, Cello

*Who is instrumental music class for?

   -4th and 5th graders

*Do you need any experience to join?

   -No exerience is required.

*Where do I sign up for class?

   -The registration form is in your school packet and located on this website.

*How do I get an instrument for my son or daughter?

  -For all instruments it is best to go to the local music store.  

   WIth the violin and cello your child will need to be measured for the proper size instrument.

*How much do I have to pay?

  -There is a donation of $250.00 asked for at the time of registration.  

*Can my son or daughter quit mid season?

  - No, this is a year long program and students are expected to practice their instrument 60 minutes a week.

Bertolero, Jenifer
Teacher

Non-Discrimination Statement

San Ramon Valley Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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