Tuesday, January 6

Concert Band

The group showed some great musicianship in rehearsing Prospect today. The group's playing represented what we need to be able to do on more complex pieces of music.

Symphonic Band

A second great rehearsal in a row. We covered the second half of Rhythm Machine, and the group is showing a solid grasp of the heart of the piece. We also started to structure the open section of the Reflexão e Dança.

6th-Grade Band

We moved into some more challenging territory in EE book 2. Ranges (especially brass) are being pushed and the level and variety of rhythm reading required is pretty high on pages 18 and 19. Students should make sure to keep a consistent pulse (many would benefit from a metronome) and using the playalongs that accompany the book would be helpful.