Updated “Raiders” Jam Track


Note Reading

Here’s a link to practice reading music notes at home. This site also has an app to practice note reading and identification on a tablet or phone.

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Extended Fingerings for Clarinet Players

Beginning Band Flute Fingerings for Pomp & Circumstance

Beginning Band Jam Tracks

Important Band News!

We’re closing in on Spring Break, which means that or Spring Concert is right around the corner!  There’s a lot going on in Band, so please read the following carefully:

  1. The Spring Assemblies and Concert will be May 14th and 15th.  The evening concert will be May 15th at 6:15pm.  That’s SOON!  Please encourage your child to come to open sessions, and to practice at home as much as possible.  If he/she is really struggling, we can schedule a lesson to help get up to speed.
  2. Band and Chorus photos will take place on Wednesday, April 23rd.  That’s the day we come back for Spring Break.  There’s no dress code, but we will pose WITH INSTRUMENTS.  If your child has taken his/her instrument hoe for Spring Break, please remember to bring it back on Wednesday for the picture. 
  3. Tests – The ELA and Math Exams are stressful!  Students may come to rehearsals but they may also choose to play outside at recess during the testing weeks.  Absences during the testing week will NOT count.  We will have regular open sessions though.
  4. We will have a new student teacher, Scott Anderson, from Brooklyn College working with upper grade Music classes and Band students starting in early April.  Stop by and say hi!

No Open Session 3/21/14

New Jam Tracks for the Advanced Band

Here are the jam tracks for the first 20 measures of “The Marches of John Williams.”  Check back soon for the rest of song!

Recorder Ensemble – Simple Gifts

Assembly – This Friday!

The Beginning and Advanced Bands will be performing “12 Bar/B-flat Jam Blues” at the Black History Month Assembly this Friday, February 28th.  The assembly is during the school day, and there is no specific dress code.  The song “B-flat Jam Blues” is based on “C Jam Blues,” which was written by Duke Ellington in 1942.