• Performance Advanced Band

     

    The objective for this course is to learn the basic techniques to perform on instruments both alone and with others, reading and notating music, as well as to understand the history of music.

         The Eighth Grade Advanced Band is open to all LWMS students who are in the eighth grade and have at least two or more years of playing experience on an instrument. It is very important for each student to rent or buy their instrument. Please do your best to rent from a store. At this stage, the students will be learning how to tune and produce good tones. However, most of the larger instruments such as Tubas, Baritones, Bass Clarinet, Percussion Equipment, and Trombones in some cases will be available through the school. 

        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

    Seventh Grade Advanced Band

    The course objective is to learn the basic techniques of performing on instruments both alone and with others, reading and notating music, as well as to understand the history of music.

         The Seventh Grade Advanced Band is open to all LWMS students who are in the seventh grade or eighth grade, and have at least one year of playing experience on an instrument. It is very important for each student to rent or buy their instrument for this year.  Please do your best to rent from a store. The instrument that you may have used last year that was school owned is most likely not good enough for you to use in the advanced band.  Many of the school owned instruments are not able to tune or produce poor quality of sound.  At this stage the students are learning how to tune and produce a good tone.  However, most of the larger instruments such as Tubas, Baritones, Bass Clarinet, Larger Saxophones (Tenor/Baritone), Percussion Equipment, and for some cases, Trombones will be available to rent from the school. 

         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

    Seventh and Eighth Grade Percussion Class

     The objective for this course is to learn the basic techniques to perform on instruments both alone and with others, reading and notating music, as well as to understand the history of music.

           We now offer a percussion class to all seventh and eighth grade students who have at least one years of experience playing percussion in band. This course is going to focus on the fundamental techniques to perform on all percussion instruments.  Students will also spend time learning how to notate percussion music.

          

          

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    Beginning Band

     

     The objective for this course is to learn the basic techniques to perform on instruments both alone and with others, reading and notating music, as well as to understand the history of music.

     

          If you are in this class it is because you have little to no musical experience of reading music and performing on an instrument. Some other things you need know about this class is it comes with a $5 lab fee. If paying by check, checks are to be made out to Lake Weir Middle School with Full Name, Phone # and Address written on the check. The purpose of this fee is to help keep a supply of reeds and disinfectant spray we use while trying out instruments.

     

          Each student will be assigned an instrument to play during class as every student will get a chance to try out the brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. The school has a small supply of workable instruments that you may use, however, that will come with a maintenance fee of $50 for the whole year. You may pay this fee by Semester. (Fall Semester $25-Spring Semester $25).  Please be aware that any repairs will be your responsibility to fix. The maintenance fee will only apply to any tune ups that will be needed at the end of the year and not to any damages you have caused while in your possession (example of fee…pad replacement on a clarinet at end of year). However, I highly recommend that you try your best to rent from a store. The instrument you receive will have a better chance of working properly, and if something should happen, most stores have an insurance policy. Below, you can find a list of music stores we have used in the past. However, if you would like you may use another option.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

     

    Grading

     

    • 45% Assessment (Performances \ Playing Quizzes).

    • 35% Foundational Skills (Written Quizzes).

    • 20% Classwork (Participation).

       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

     

    Music Stores that we have dealt with, however, you may use others if you would like.

     

     

                                                                                                  Parramore Music                             Hoggtowne Music

                                                                                               304 E. Silver Springs Blvd.             Thornebrook Village Shopping Center, 2441 NW 43rd St STE 26B         

                                                                                                 Ocala, FL. 34470                              Gainesville, FL. 32606

                                                                                                 Phone # (352)732-6776                 Phone# (352) 271-4772

                                                                                              www.parramoremusic.com             www.hoggtownemusic.com