Monday, October 31, 2016

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

Please ensure that you double check the scheduled music activities this week for changes to the string orchestra rehearsal schedule!!

Monday October 31, Advanced String Orchestra 8:00 – 8:45

Monday October 31, Recorder Ninjas 3:30 – 4:30

Wednesday November 2, Beginner String Orchestra 8:00 – 8:45

Wednesday November 2,  Guitar Grooves 3:30 – 4:30

Friday November 5, Beginner String Orchestra 2:00 – 3:30

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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 on A, B, C, This Land is Your Land and the new chord of G Major.  It is important to practice changing chords!

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, finger placement on the strings, See The Little Monkey With The Even Longer Ladder, Hot Cross Buns, Merrily We Roll Along and Number 3. 4, & 5 from the Orchestral Warm ups page. 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 belts, See The Rabbit Running & Miss Mary Mac

Week of Monday, October 24, 2016

Please ensure that you double check the scheduled music activities this week for changes to the string orchestra rehearsal schedule!!

Monday October 24, Advanced String Orchestra 8:00 – 8:45

Monday October 24, Recorder Ninjas 3:30 – 4:30

Wednesday October 26, Beginner String Orchestra 8:00 – 8:45

Wednesday October 26,  Guitar Grooves 3:30 – 4:30

Friday October 28, Beginner String Orchestra 2:00 – 3:30

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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 on A, B, C and the new chord of G Major.  It is important to practice changing chords!

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, finger placement on the strings, See The Little Monkey With The Even Longer Ladder, Hot Cross Buns and Merrily We Roll Along. 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.

Week of Monday October 17, 2016

Please ensure that you double check the scheduled music activities this week for changes to the string orchestra rehearsal schedule!!

Monday October 17, Advanced String Orchestra 8:00 – 8:45

Monday October 17, Recorder Ninjas 3:30 – 4:30

Wednesday October 19, Beginner String Orchestra 8:00 – 8:45

Wednesday October 19,  Guitar Grooves 3:30 – 4:30

Friday October 21, Beginner String Orchestra 2:00 – 3:30

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Remember: Red Ribbon Week October 17 – October 22
Monday -Star Wars Day
Tuesday – Super Hero Day
Wednesday – Hawaiian Day
Thursday – Western Day
Friday – Wear Red Day

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 on Eleanor Rigby

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, finger placement on the strings, See The Little Monkey, Hot Cross Buns and Merrily We Roll Along. 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.

Week of Monday, October 10, 2016

Music activities are back to normal this week:

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

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Remember: Red Ribbon Week October 17 – October 22
Monday -Star Wars Day
Tuesday – Super Hero Day
Wednesday – Hawaiian Day
Thursday – Western Day
Friday – Wear Red Day

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 on Eleanor Rigby

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, See The Little Monkey & Hot Cross Buns. 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.