AMRO ONLINE RENTAL LINK
Copy and paste the link below if you want to use the 100% online option. If you fill out every thing here by midnight Wednesday, Aug 26th your child's instrument, book, cleaning kit and music stand (to be used at home) will be here Monday for band class. If you use this link after the above mentioned deadline we will still get the equipment delivered but it won't be here on the first day of playing in band.
Here's the link
The website/URL below is updated on a regular basis and has the upcoming dates and events for the high school and middle school.
Click here to go to the band home page
Practicing outside of class is required. Students have to practice 5 or 6 days a week at home to experience success. Many mornings I find instruments that are left overnight. Three to five minutes of focused practice on a busy night is a lot better than no practice at all.
Keep it fun! Some helpful ideas… Use “YouTube” to search tutorials on how to play easy fun songs. Playing an instrument well (because of individual practice) is a lot more fun than wondering what is happening around you. Parents may have to set expectations at home if your child is not practicing/studying 5 or 6 days a week.
Inspire your child! Help them find videos of children playing the instrument they play. There are quite a few on “YouTube” of young people playing their instruments extremely well. This inspires students because they see what is really possible. Also, helping them find videos of professionals playing their instrument is EXTREMELY important to their development. Anybody that wants to be great at anything needs a model to emulate. Finding the absolute best players for your child to listen to can be life changing: if they listen on a regular basis.
Help with note name reading. Flashcards are great for this. Here are some links to print free ones:
Note name reading online for free! Check this link out at music theory.net for extra note reading help.
What's Going On with Beginner Band?
Treble Clef Note Name Flash Cards
Bass Clef Note Name Flashcards
The link below is a good resource for ALL Band Students.