Beginning band is a 1 year course offered to students who want to learn a band instrument. Students will be required to attend after school concerts and some rehearsals. Students in beginning band have the opportunity to do the Ocala Christmas Parade as part of the color guard (flags and rifles). More info on the colorguard will be sent home later to students that are interested.
Do not buy an instrument until after your child has been tested and assigned an instrument. Students will be shown all the instruments and be tested before being assigned an instrument. A letter will be sent home with the information and what is needed for your Childs' assigned instrument.
Here are some useful items for the school year:
Remind app- To sign up for beg. band remind app enter 81010 text @khc3c
Email Mrs. Koehn -firstname.lastname@example.org
The book used for beginning band is the Standards of Excellence Book 1.
Assignments for Beginning Band
Students should practice a minimum of 15 minutes a day outside of the classroom setting.
Breezin' thru music theory is a computer based program that will enhance the learning of music theory. Subscription for the students have been paid. Grades will be given for certain assignments. You can access the site through computer, tablet or cell phone.
Smart music tests will be taken each nine weeks. Smart music is a computer based program that will enhance your Childs practice time. It may be purchased at home for $40 a school year. Go to Smartmusic.com to order. I only have 2 computers for students to take the tests at school and time is limited.