this week in band

OCTOBER 16 – OCTOBER 20

6th Grade Band:  Students are making good progress in their band books. They are using Lines 1-14 as a daily warm up. Lines 15 and 20 are for rhythm study, Lines 16,17,18, 21, and 22 are for melodic study, and Line 23 is their first duet. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your student practice these most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

7th Grade Band:  Students will continue individual and group mastery on warm ups, scales, and rhythmic fundamentals and will continue working in the band book lines 20-30. Students also continue to work on concert pieces Secret Agent Plaza de Toros, and My Girl by the Temptations, and this week we add 2 new pieces – Low Rider and Jai Ho. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

8th Grade Band: Fifteen Garrett students did a great job last week performing with the South Cobb HS Band. This week students continue working on Plaza de TorosSecret Agent, and My Girl, and also 2 additional pieces – Low Rider and Jai Ho. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

this week in band

OCTOBER 9 – OCTOBER 13

6th Grade Band:  Students continue with fundamentals on posture, hand position, embouchure, and tone production while memorizing their first five notes. Students will practice basic performance and ensemble skills on songs like Hot Cross Buns, French Folk Song, and Ode to Joy as well as exercises 14-17 in the band book. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your student practice these most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

7th Grade Band:  Students will continue individual and group mastery on warm ups, scales, and rhythmic fundamentals. They will continue to work on Lines 11-23 in the Essential Elements Book 2, Secret Agent Plaza de Toros, and My Girl by the Temptations. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

8th Grade Band: Students are in their final week of preparation on War Eagle Fight Song, the Star Spangled Banner, the South Cobb Alma Mater, and several other songs for their upcoming pre-game performance with South Cobb HS Band on October 13. Students will also continue working on Plaza de TorosSecret Agent, and My Girl. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

this week in band

OCTOBER 2 – OCTOBER 6

6th Grade Band:  Students will continue reinforcing posture, hand position, embouchure, and tone production while developing their first five notes. We will practice performing introductory songs based our first five notes as well as multiple lines from pages 6 & 7 in the band book. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your student practice these fundamentals most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

7th Grade Band:  Students will continue individual and group mastery on GMEA scales in preparation for UGA auditions and end of quarter exams. We are working on Lines 11-23 in the Essential Elements Book 2. Students will continue working on Secret Agent by Rob Romeyn, Plaza de Toros, and My Girl by the Temptations. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

8th Grade Band: Students will continue individual and group mastery on GMEA scales in preparation for UGA auditions and end of quarter exams. We will continue working on War Eagle Fight Song, the Star Spangled Banner, and the South Cobb Alma Mater, for our upcoming pre-game performance with South Cobb HS Band on October 13. Students will also review and reinforce performance quality on Plaza de TorosSecret Agent, and My Girl. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week and weekend to support their progress.

this week in band

6th Grade Band:  Students are learning their first five notes! We will continue reinforcing posture, hand position, embouchure (mouth setting), and tone production as students continue learning their first songs. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your student practice these fundamentals most nights of the week to support their progress.

7th Grade Band:  Students will continue individual and group emphasis on GMEA scales in preparation for UGA auditions and end of quarter exams. We are working on Lines 12-23 in the Essential Elements Book 2. Students will continue working on Secret Agent by Rob Romeyn, Plaza de Toros, and My Girl by the Temptations. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week to support their progress.

8th Grade Band: Students will continue individual and group emphasis on GMEA scales in preparation for UGA auditions and end of quarter exams. We will continue working on War Eagle Fight Song, the Star Spangled Banner, and the South Cobb Alma Mater, for our upcoming pre-game performance with South Cobb HS Band on October 13. Students will also review and reinforce performance quality on Plaza de Toros, Secret Agent, and My Girl. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week to support their progress.

Tue Sept 19 – save the date!

BAND POTLUCK SUPPER SEPT 19 at 6:30pm Garrett Cafeteria

Bring your family’s favorite dish, dessert, or sodas for fun and fellowship. We will have a short business meeting followed by entertainment provided by Garrett Band student performances.

 

 

this week in band

6th Grade Band:  Students are learning their first five notes! We will continue reinforcing posture, hand position, embouchure (mouth setting), and tone production as students begin learning their first songs. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your student practice these fundamentals most nights of the week to support their progress.

7th Grade Band:  Students will continue work on tone, breath support, and pitch flexibility with Bb Major, G Minor, and F Warm Up studies. We are working on Lines 11-15 in the Essential Elements Book 2. Students will continue working on Secret Agent by Rob Romeyn, and My Girl by the Temptations. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week to support their progress.

8th Grade Band: Students will continue their work on tone, breath support, technique, and range development using the Bb Major, G Minor, and F Warm Ups.  We will continue working on high school marching band songs like War Eagle Fight Song, the Star Spangled Banner, and the South Cobb Alma Mater, for our upcoming pre-game performance with South Cobb HS Band on October 13. Individual and group emphasis on GMEA scales will also continue. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week to support their progress.

THIS WEEK IN BAND

6th Grade Band:  Students will begin learning about our instruments – everything from instrument assembly, hand position, and embouchure to making our first sounds. We will also continue building rhythm and note naming skills. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your student practice these fundamentals most nights of the week to support their progress.

7th Grade Band:  Students will continue building our tone, breath support, and pitch flexibility with Bb Major, G Minor, and F Warm Up studies. All students should have the new band book for 7th grade Band – Essential Elements Book 2 – we will use it every day. This week we will add a new song – Secret Agent by Rob Romeyn. You can listen to it here. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week to support their progress.

8th Grade Band: Students will continue working on tone, breath support, technique, and range development using the Bb Major, G Minor, and F Warm Ups.  We will continue working on several high school marching band songs like War Eagle Fight Song, the Star Spangled Banner, and the South Cobb Alma Mater, for our upcoming pre-game performance with South Cobb HS Band on October 13. Individual and group emphasis on GMEA scales will also continue. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week to support their progress.

THIS WEEK IN BAND!

6th Grade Band:  Students will begin learning about our instruments – everything from instrument assembly, hand position, and embouchure to making our first sounds. We will also continue building rhythm and note naming skills. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your student practice these fundamentals most nights of the week to support their progress.

7th Grade Band:  Students will continue building our tone, breath support, and pitch flexibility with Bb Major, G Minor, and F Warm Up studies. All students should have the new band book for 7th grade Band – Essential Elements Book 2 – we will use it every day. This week we will add a new song – Secret Agent by Rob Romeyn. You can listen to it here. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week to support their progress.

8th Grade Band: Students will continue working on tone, breath support, technique, and range development using the Bb Major, G Minor, and F Warm Ups.  We will continue working on several high school marching band songs like War Eagle Fight Song, the Star Spangled Banner, and the South Cobb Alma Mater, for our upcoming pre-game performance with South Cobb HS Band on October 13. Individual emphasis on GMEA scales this week will continue as well. Please make sure you are seeing/hearing your child practice 20-30 minutes most nights of the week to support their progress.

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