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     Welcome to 5th & 6th Grade Band
     
    Welcome Back!!
     
     
    5th Grade Band students:
    Meeting: Monday, September 11, 2017 in Room  231 - period 9
    *If you missed this meeting please check in with Mr. Galante to confirm your registration.
    ---Your parents may also contact Mr. Galante by email to confirm registration - jgalante@pobschools.org
     
     
    6th Grade Band students:
    Meeting: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 in Room 231 - period 9
    *If you missed this meeting please check in with Mr. Galante to confirm your registration.
    ---Your parents may also contact Mr. Galante by email to confirm registration - jgalante@pobschools.org
     
     
    5th & 6th Grade Band Students Combined
    1st rehearsal with instruments:
    Monday, September 18, 2017 in Room 231 - period 9
    *District rental instruments, sheet music, and lesson schedules will be passed out at this rehearsal.
     
     
    *Starting Monday September 18th all rehearsals are scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays period 9 in room 231.
     
     
     
     
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    Information

    Instruments

    The following instruments are not provided by the school and should be rented or purchased from a store of your choosing.

    Flute

    Suggested Brands: Gemeinhardt, Armstrong, Yamaha, Selmer Bundy and Vito.

     
    Clarinet
     
    Suggested Brands: Yamaha, Selmer Bundy, Vito and Buffet.
     

    Alto Saxophone

    Suggested Brands: Yamaha, Selmer Bundy and Vito.

    Trumpet

    Suggested Brands: Bach, Yamaha and Bundy.
     
     

    Percussion/Drums: set of snare sticks and a drum pad with stand for home practice

    Recommended Sticks: Vic Firth American Custom SD1 JR. Concert Snare Sticks or Vic Firth American Classic 5A.

    Snare Sticks - Example Links: Example 1Example 2Example 3Example 4Example 5.

    Recommended Drum Pad with Stand: Remo Practice Pad with Stand

    Drum Pad with Stand -Example Links: Example 1Example 2Example 3.

     

    Music Stand

    Band students should also acquire a music stand for home practicing.

    Example Links for wire music stands: Example 1Example 2, Example 3

    Example links for regular music stands: Example 1Example 2.

     

     

    Local Music Stores List

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    The following instruments may be rented from the school for a fee of $50 payable to POBCSD

    2 instruments are provided (one for home one for school) as they are too large to carry on the bus.

    Bass Clarinet

    Tenor Saxophone

    Baritone Saxophone

    French Horn

    Trombone

    Baritone Horn

    Tuba

    District rental forms will be passed out at the band meetings.

    Instruments will be passed out at the 1st actual rehearsal with instruments on September 18th. Rental forms with payment should be turned in on September 18th.

     

    Band Music/Book/Scale Sheets

    The Band Music will be passed out on September 18th – period 9

    The Lesson Book and Scale Sheets will be passed out at the 1st instrumental lesson.

    Supplies

    A three ring binder is with plastic sleeves is required to organize your band music.
     
     
     
     
     

    Lesson Schedule

    Please go to Google Classroom to view the Lesson Schedule. 

    Please write your lesson times in your agenda.  
     
     
     
     
    Percussion Students
    You will be assigned a specific percussion instrument for each piece of music we play, please review the percussion instrument names.
     
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    Note Reading/Fingerings Flash Cards
     
    Clefs/Rhythms Flash Cards
     
     
    *Band Music Listening Assignment*
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     On Line Metrenome
    An online metronome ideal for quick and easy use while practicing music, this music tool helps with your rhythm as well as tempo selections.