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1 Instrumental Music Expand your mind… An Overview

2 Instrumental Music Develop Focus Expand your mind…

3 Instrumental Music Develop Focus Persistence Expand your mind…

4 Instrumental Music Develop Focus Persistence Artistic Awareness Expand your mind…

5 Instrumental Music Develop Focus Persistence Artistic Awareness Creativity and Imagination Expand your mind…

6 Instrumental Music Develop Focus Persistence Artistic Awareness Creativity and Imagination Team Spirit and Community Expand your mind…

7 Instrumental Music But, possibly most important to all of us… Expand your mind…

8 Instrumental Music But, possibly most important to all of us… Instrumental Music will help to develop a love of creating and recreating beautiful sounds, leading to a lifetime of enjoyment. Expand your mind…

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11 Grade 3 Orchestra

12 Grade 4 Continue Orch and/or Begin Band Grade 3 Orchestra

13 Grade 4 Continue Orch and/or Begin Band Grade 5 Continue Orch and/or Band Grade 3 Orchestra OrchestraBand

14 Grade 4 Continue Orch and/or Begin Band Grade 5 Continue Orch and/or Band Grade 3 Orchestra OrchestraBand Concert Orchestra Chamber Orchestra Concert Band Wind Ensemble Jazz Band, Instrumental Symphonies, Double Reed Ens., Flute Ens., etc. Chamber Music fiddle workshops, string quartet, etc.

15 Grade 4 Continue Orch and/or Begin Band Grade 5 Continue Orch and/or Band Grade 3 Orchestra OrchestraBand Concert Orchestra Chamber Orchestra Concert Band Wind Ensemble Jazz Band, Instrumental Symphonies, Double Reed Ens., Flute Ens., etc. Chamber Music fiddle workshops, string quartet, etc. String Orchestra Symphonic Band Wind Ensemble Full Symphonic Orchestra Chamber Orchestra Chamber Music fiddle workshops, solos & ensembles, etc. Jazz Ensemble Chamber Music Jazz Improv, solos & ensembles, etc.

16 Curricular Flow Chart

17 Instrumental Music Curricular Program Saturday School What else you can do at home to help secure “success”

18 Curricular Program Elementary One large, heterogeneous lesson per week 45-minute weekly sessions

19 Curricular Program Current Elementary Scheduling Wellington- Tuesdays Winn Brook- Wednesdays Burbank- Thursdays Butler- Fridays

20 Curricular Program Performance opportunities June - Each individual Elementary School band and orchestra will present a brief program with all instrumental students of that building at an assembly within the school day.

21 Curricular Program Grade 5 One large, heterogeneous lesson per 6-day cycle 45-minute sessions

22 Curricular Program Performance opportunities June - The 5th Grade Band and the 5th Grade Orchestra will present a program to the assembled 5th grade. All 5th grade instrumentalists are involved regardless of Saturday participation. Yes, parents are invited.

23 Curricular Program Cost of the program $250 per student per year (as outlined by Director of Fine Arts) Instrument rental and method book (more info available during Petting Zoo)

24 Saturday School An extremely helpful, supplemental (optional) program

25 Saturday School Semester I:Sept Dec. 19 Semester II:Jan. 9 – March 13 Calendars will come to you in a mailing over the summer. in the spring… Let’s play soccer!

26 Saturday School Held here at Chenery Middle School 1 hour of “like instrument” group instruction 1 hour of large ensemble rehearsal with two major performance opportunities per year

27 Saturday School In addition… The All-Town Chorus, as the vocal counterpart to the Saturday instrumental program, meets on Wellington School. The same fee structure applies.

28 What can a parent do Encourage Home Practice Provide a quiet spot. Plenty of light. A good chair and a music stand. Listen in occasionally on practice and offer encouragement.

29 What can a parent do Encourage Home Practice Familiarize yourself with the method book. There are pictures and charts from which a “layman” could help a child.

30 What can a parent do Join POMS! The Parents of Music Students do so much for our program and for your children. Linda Wolf, membership coordinator

31 You’re ready for this!

32 There are no shortcuts!!

33 Your child’s success on an instrument will be due to his/her own hard work and NO ONE else will deserve the credit. You’re ready for this!

34 There are no shortcuts!! Progress is directly related to the amount of work put in so be encouraging and have patience. You’re ready for this!

35 There are no shortcuts!! Actively seek the small steps towards progress and point them out to your child. You’re ready for this!

36 There are no shortcuts!! Don’t expect a virtuoso overnight. You’re ready for this!

37 But most important…. You’re ready for this!

38 Have fun! You’re ready for this!

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40 String instruments – Cafeteria Brass instruments - Chorus Room Woodwind instruments – Band Room Registration Table – Front hallway Saturday School enrollment – Front hallway POMS membership table – Front hallway Where do I go now?


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