****Welcome back after Fall Break!!****
Students return to school on Tuesday October 4. Please bring ALL instruments loaned from school back on the first day for tuning & checking – Thank you.
Musical Activities resume on Wednesday October 5, all music clubs are back to normal the following week!!
Wednesday October 5 Beginner String Orchestra 8:00 – 8:45
Wednesday October 5 Guitar Grooves 3:30 – 4:30
Friday October 7 Advanced String Orchestra will not be meeting
Monday October 10 Beginner String Orchestra 8:00 – 8:45
Monday October 10 Recorder Ninjas 3:30 – 4:30
Wednesday October 12 Beginner String Orchestra 8:00 – 8:45
Wednesday October 12 Guitar Grooves 3:30 – 4:30
Friday October 14 Advanced String Orchestra 2:00 – 3:30
Club fees are due – thank you to those parents that have already paid. The fee of $30 is a general Music Department Contribution, which will pay for the club t-shirts, club supplies, and music departmental needs, as well as being put towards smart black concert stands for school performances.
Please subscribe for text updates: I currently have more than 100 students involved in music clubs at Wolf Canyon, and I really want to be able to improve my communication with you! Particularly in the event of last minute cancellation or changes to the schedule of before or after school music activities. I have set up a service that I can use to alert you of changes via text messages.
Guitar Grooves please text @wcgui to 81010
String Orchestra please text @wcstr to 81010
Recorder Ninjas please text @wcrec to 81010
Practice: As our young musicians develop their instrumental skill, practice is essential to their progress. You can help stimulate their motivation to practice by allocating a quiet space and time into their routine with gentle but firm reminders! “Come on, it’s 5 o’clock, it’s time for you to practice now!”
Beginner Guitars are working of Yellow Submarine, Okey Pokey and Get Up Stand Up – with a strumming rhythm
Advanced guitars are recapping EVERYTHING we’ve played with full chords and rhythmic strumming patterns.. You can find the repertoire on the Guitar Grooves tab of this blog.
Beginner Strings are practicing the posture sequence, the Ant Song, 1st finger placement on the strings and See The Little Monkey. Practice sheets are available for students to work through at their own pace.
Advanced strings are playing The William Tell, Spring , the Warm Up page as well as scales D major, G major, A major (C major for Cello & Viola). They should also be practicing their own repertoire.
Recorder Ninjas are working on their recorder Karate belt.