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2 Welcome to Band! My name is Mr. Schafer This PowerPoint is a highlight of the program, practice tips, as well as links to helpful and educational sites for you! Welcome to the Cannon River S.T.E.M. School!

3 1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music. 2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music. 3. Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments. 4. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines. 5. Reading and notating music. 6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music. 7. Evaluating music and music performances. 8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts. 9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture. National Music Standards

4 Elements of Music Terms: beat, tempo, dynamics, rhythm, and expression Technique: articulation, slurs, tonguing, sticking, grip, and posture. Music Class Plan Each class has a social contract, in which they agree to follow. TAB In. Go to break chair in the room. TAB Out. Fill out break sheet, and go over break sheet with Mr. Schafer after class. Sent to Nalani’s office, with teacher, student conference and call or email home.

5 Attention Procedure “Give Me Five” Stop what you are doing Look at the teacher Listen for directions

6 Sample Grading Rubric Tone 4-very strong sound, quality tone for instrument 3-solid sound, clear and open tone 2-tone sounds pinched, forced 1-lacks a solid, full tone, recommend mouthpiece playing and smooth air Rhythm and Beat 4-very strong sense of beat/rhythm 3-solid sense of beat/rhythm 2-the beat/rhythm is emerging 1-no beat/rhythm evident needs support with metronome Posture / Air Support 4-has feet, back, and arms, and releases air fully. 3-has three out of three correct, releasing most of air. 2-has two out of three correct, some air support 1-has one out of three correct lacks air support Recommend long tones The items assessed in the rubric may change depending on the trimester yet the overall scale will be similar.

7 Students have a three question personal goal sheet to fill out, three per trimester. 1. List one part of your playing you want to improve upon this week. 2. A. Write down specifically how you worked on achieving this goal. B. Do you think you were successful this week at achieving your goal? Circle yes or no. Why or why not? 3.Who did you play for at home this group lesson period? Name: Have that person write down two positive comments after they have listened to you play and sign the goal sheet below. Comments: Student Signature: Listener Signature: Student Signature: Listener Signature:

8 Cleaning and Care Brass Instrument Care (Trumpet, Trombones, French horn, Baritones, Tuba) Put a decent amount of dish soap in the bathtub or plastic storage bin. The tub or plastic storage bin could be lined with a towel to prevent scratches. Put a stopper in the tub, and/or make a bath. After the tub is 3-6’’ high with water, and before you put your instrument in the tub, remove all tuning slides, valve caps and valves and set aside! (necessary to protect the valves/slides) Submerge your brass instrument in the water. Run your cleaning snake through the instrument starting at the mouthpiece entrance. Continue through the instrument until you can pull it out of the bell. Flush the instrument with water. Place your instrument on a towel outside of the tub. Put ONLY your tuning slides in the tub and make sure you are secure with them while handling them. Run your snake through your tuning slides. Flush them out with water. (Valves can not get wet!) Place your tuning slides on a towel outside of the tub. Once your slides are dry, you can apply slide grease. Oil your valves put them back into your instrument. Most trumpets/baritones need the numbers facing toward the mouthpiece.

9 Cleaning and Care Woodwind Instrument Care (Clarinet, Flute, and Saxophone) For clarinets, you must put your cleaning swab through the instrument after every playing. Start at the bell and drop it through the instrument with the weighted piece first. For saxophones you should first remove your mouthpiece and then use your cleaning rod and push it back and forth through the instrument after every playing. To apply cork grease, lightly put the grease around the cork. Wipe your hands off. You DO NOT need a large amount of grease! For flutes, use a white cloth (thin cotton material, handkerchief material) and put it through the hole that is in your cleaning rod. Lightly push it through your flute going in and out. The woodwind instruments have pads in them to seal the holes. This seal allows the air to pass through open holes of the instrument. Your thumb and fingers also produce a seal when covering the holes. These pads CAN NOT get wet with water! The pads need to be dry to stay in great condition and create a seal. You should polish your flute as much as possible to keep it clean, since metal gathers finger prints quite well. I will let parents know through email or phone calls which instrument they should rent or buy by the second week of school.

10 Warm-Up Use long, slow, and low tones. Brass players buzz on the mouthpiece. Woodwind players play using your mouthpiece and barrel or neck. Articulation Use the syllable "ta, ti, or tu" and play a five note scale pattern up and down. Ex: C,D,E,F,G then G,F,E,D,C Slurs Use the same five note scale and slur the notes up and down. Listen Listen to music before you play to get your mind ready to practice.

11 Make sure to practice naming notes, fingerings, clapping rhythms and dont forget to sing your band music! "Listen to it, Sing it in your head, sing it out loud, and play it" Use nonsense syllables such as: dah, du or bum when singing your band music. Always spend time sight reading a new song every other week. One way to do this to look ahead, either in our Essential Elements or band sheet music.

12 "I will help you keep the beat, play in tune, and create great music!" "Please use me!" Practice Ideas Daily 15-20 minutes minimum 4 days a week Buy a tuner / metronome Tune - o - Rama tuner app Steinway metronome app "Be consistent, and NEVER PRACTICE BUT ALWAYS PERFORM." "Never have any tension in the body when playing, just learn to always relax." - Adolph "Bud" Herseth

13 Woodwind Brass Percussion

14 Recommended Musical sites, CD’s, and DVD’s for CRSS Students By Mr. Schafer DVD’s: Ken Burns Jazz(for adults) Marsalis on Music, STOMP, Blast, Blue Man Group (for kids) CD’s: Louie Armstrong plays Disney, Greg and Steve, Jazz for Kids: Sing, Clap, Wiggle and Shake Websites:,, jazz at Lincoln center Dr. Mark Dma, elementary age but concepts are applicable Canadian Brass, Empire Brass, Dallas Brass James Gallaway - Flute Benny Goodman- clarinet Stan Getz- saxophone Wynton Marsalis - trumpet Joseph Alessi- trombone Gary Burton- percussion

15 Band Parent Information I would like to have the students bring their instruments and Essential Elements book by the second week of school. The book comes with a DVD and cd, available for $8.99 @ or The Music Mart and Eastman Music for $8.99 and percussion book is $14.99) Eastman Music and The Music Mart have Conn-Selmer Cleaning Kits: Brass $15-20 – polishing cloth, snake, mouthpiece cleaner, valve oil, slide grease. Woodwind: $15-20 I would like interested saxophone students to consider clarinet first, unless they have prior experience with a saxophone. Eastman’s first month’s rental price of $25-30 is good for 90 days. After the thirty days, the rent is $25-30 per month. Music Mart has an offer of rent one month and you receive two months free. Music Mart and Eastman Music are both using a rent to own concept. This is where you pay the month to month rental price until you reach the value of the instrument. Once this value is reached it is yours to own. Music Mart has a 20% discount after purchase price is reached through renting, if parents decide to purchase the instrument

16 Instrument Recommended Brands Purchased Price Estimates Rented Price Eastman Music (Faribault) 507-334-5434 Rented Price The Music Mart(Mankato) 507-345-1399 Flute Geimeinhart, Selmer, Jupiter Bundy, Yamaha E $400-800 MM= $600-700 $ 30-40 /month$ 25-30 / month ClarinetSelmer, Yamaha, Bundy E $400-800 MM= $600-700 $ 30-40 /month$ 25-30 / month Trumpet Yamaha, Bach, Jupiter, Getzen E $400-800 MM= $700-900 $ 30-40 /month$ 25-30 / month Trombone Yamaha, Bach, Jupiter, Getzen E $400-800 MM= $700-900 $ 30-40 /month$ 25-30 / month SaxophoneSelmer, Bach E $1200-1500 MM= $1300-1500 $ 55-60 /month$ 50 / month Snare drum w/ stand bells and stand LudwigE= $400-500 MM= $500 $22-32 / month$30 / month

17 Go CRSS Raptors!

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