• Mr. Robinson
    Elementary Band Director
     
    Welcome to the Bridge Valley Band page!
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    DISTANCE LEARNING 

     
     

    ON GOING ASSIGNMENT FOR ALL BAND STUDENTS

    (VISIT LINKS TO THE RIGHT FOR SONG SPECIFIC ASSIGNMENTS)

     

    OVERVIEW:     Students should continue to practice the 3 band songs for the

                            spring concert

    ESTIMATED TIME:  15-20 minutes of instrument practice (four times a

                            week or more)

    EXPLANATION: Continue to practice the notes and rhythms for Canzona,

                             Movin' On, and Tempt the Machine

    THINGS TO KNOW:    

                       -Practice slow at first in small pieces with LOTS of repetition

                       -All music has a beat! Make sure you are feeling a steady

                        beat/pulse when you practice. Tap your foot to help.

                       -Go for quality work...it's better to spend 15-20 minutes on 4

                        measures that are giving you a challenge rather than try to play

                         through a whole song without really knowing if it's right or wrong

                       -If you forget a fingering for a note look it up in the fingering

                        chart in the back of your Essential Elements lesson book

                       -Listen to the recordings of the songs on my website if you're

                        having trouble knowing how the song or your part goes (see links

                        below)

    TASKS:    

                       -1ST Warm up your instrument, face and breathing muscles first

                         for about 2-3 minutes by playing simple songs from the lesson

                         book or by playing major scales (6th graders mostly)

                       -2ND Identify what song and what section of that song needs the

                        most work, focus on that for most of your practice time

                       -3RD You can spend the last 2-3 minutes playing something from

                        the band songs that you can already play well, for fun. Work

                        on incresing the tempo (the speed).

     

    LINKS:     Band Song Recordings

     

    EXTENSION:    

                       -Play your instrument for fun! Make stuff up! Try to make up a

                        little melody using the notes you know.

                       -Perform for a family member or a pet the music you've been

                        working on. Fish make for a great audience!

                       -Try to figure out the notes to a popular song that you like

     
     
     
     
    Please email me with any questions,
     
    Mike Robinson
    Band Director
    msrobinson@cbsd.org
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