Welcome to Marion Elementary Band!
ALL band students, grades 4-6, must have a copy of Essential Elements: Book 1 for their instrument. If you do not have one, you may order it online OR send $11 cash in a marked envelope (with the student's name AND instrument) to school. Percussion books cost $19.25, due to larger size containing snare and mallet pages.
ALL band students must turn in a signed practice log on a weekly basis:
-6th Grade band: every Monday, or next full-band day
-4th-5th Grade lessons: every lesson day
-Keep in mind that consistent practice is key to a student's development on an instrument. It is better to practice daily for 20 minutes than to practice once a week for 2 hours! Helping your child develop a practice routine or schedule will greatly benefit their progress.
Find me in the Remind App:
-School: Marion El School
-Teacher: Elizabeth Thompson
-Class: 6th Grade Band or Letter day corresponding with your student's lesson day
6th Grade Band Announcements: 10/16/2018
-Finishing playing tests
-PRACTICE LOGS ARE DUE EVERY WEEK WITH A SIGNATURE
-At least 60 minutes every week to get an A
-Extras are always on the table. I’m not going to leave them on stands anymore.
-We have due up to this point:
-Signed Parent Letter
-Note ID Worksheet
-3 Practice Logs (I will drop 2 at end of 9 weeks)
-Playing Test #1 (5 note scale)
-EXTRAS ON THE SIDE TABLE: check that it’s for YOUR instrument
-Anyone who is still missing assignments by the end of the week will be called down from recess next week
-Keeping stands and space clean:
-Don’t leave trash (paper towels, extra reeds, extra papers) on the ground OR your stands
-ANY paper I leave on your stand is for you to keep in your folder. It is homework or for your reference. The only thing that stays is the MES book.
-Materials quiz next week (Wed., Oct. 24th):
-5 points each: instrument, folder with materials inside, pencil (your OWN)