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 Important information!! 

Band students must return ALL school owned instruments. 

This includes instruments issued this year as well as instruments issued in previous years.

Listed below are return times – I will be in the bandhall to check in instruments at these times.  These are also the times when you can pick up your personally owned instrument.

Monday, April 27th from 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 28th from 3:00-6:00 p.m.

If you can not return your instrument at these times, you must email me and let me know when you will bring your instrument to the front office.  Your instrument MUST BE LABELED with your name, so I can give you credit for returning your horn.  carolyn.herrington@newtonisd.net

THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR BEING GREAT HUMANS!!!

 

Below are NEW enrichment activities to be completed as time allows during the month of  April .

NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT #3:  (more options to come)

Part 2:  After you have made your instrument, write out an 8 measure rhythm and play it.  Please use whole notes, half notes, quarter notes and eighth notes.  

Assignment Part B (Week of April 14)

Scott Joplin was an American composer best known for making ragtime music famous.  Explore his pieces, learn a new song, and make your own kitchen band music!  Click on link below.

https://showcase.dropbox.com/doc/Scott-Joplin-and-Ragtime-Music--AxITf_mVJBMv5fwHuaKxmuScAQ-GH1WVMXffstFowhcm5GzV

ASSIGNMENT MARCH 16 /23/30 – ONGOING

ASSIGNMENT #1

Each student will play 4 major scales and a one octave chromatic scale. 

Bb, F, C and Eb major scales  – Chromatic scales ….  Bb – Bb. 

(All scales are in concert key)  EACH WEEK INCREASE THE TEMPO YOU PLAY EACH SCALE.

ASSIGNMENT #2

Look for music you would like to play in the stands…

You can help select the music you will play in the stands. Here's how you do it!

Go to JWPepper.com

  • Click on Marching Band
  • Left side: Click on "Stands and Pep Band" - select again as new down drop appears
  • On left hand side use sorting tool:
  • Grade & Difficulty - Select EASY

Listen and create a list. The information your list must include:

1. Title of Music (ex: Uma Thurman)

 2. Number (ex: 10593153)


NEWTON MIDDLE SCHOOL ASSIGNMENTS MARCH 16/23/30:

     

            Several optional activities are listed here.

NEWTON MIDDLE SCHOOL ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL:

Newton Middle School Activity – Pick one for each week.

 

Music is part of our everyday lives, but there are ways you can incorporate music into this time of learning at home. Some ideas for you:

 

  • Make instruments from items found around the house (drums, shakers, guitars).
  • Learn to juggle. Juggling well requires rhythm. Start with scarves. They move more slowly through the air.
  • Put on music and dance together. The funnier your dance, the more the kids will giggle. Dance with scarves or balloons, do a freeze dance, dance like an animal. Play music with different speeds and moods.
  • Play a piece of music and have your child describe the mood and feelings listening to it creates. Any genre will work – classical, jazz, rock, pop, musicals, etc.
  • Make up a Stomp routine. Stomp uses everyday items and uses them to make up a dance routine. Brooms, balls, buckets, use your imagination!
  • Compose a rap or song about something new they have learned, or about their day. Make sure it is performed.
  • Have your strings or band student demonstrate what they have learned, or have them teach you.

 

Whatever you choose to do with music, make it fun!

 

NMS month of April 

Scott Joplin was an American composer best known for making ragtime music famous.  Explore his pieces, learn a new song, and make your own kitchen band music!  Click on link below.

https://showcase.dropbox.com/doc/Scott-Joplin-and-Ragtime-Music--AxITf_mVJBMv5fwHuaKxmuScAQ-GH1WVMXffstFowhcm5GzV

Accidental worksheet #1

Below is a worksheet to help you recall accidentals.  Reminder:  A # (sharp) sign raises a note, A “b” (flat) sign lowers a note.  (Hint – C# and Db are located on the same key on the piano keyboard).  Have fun!

https://www.stepwisepublications.com/uploads/1/6/2/6/16262424/____binder_piano_accidentals_page.pdf

Rhythm worksheet #2

Below is a worksheet to help you recall counting of rhythms.  Practice clapping and counting each line.  All measures are in 4/4 time.  (4 beats in every measure.)

https://www.stepwisepublications.com/uploads/1/6/2/6/16262424/_____rhythm_practice_sheet_beginning.pdf

Music Math worksheet #3

Below is a worksheet asking you to add up the value of rhythms and give them a total.  (Answer for 1.  2 )

https://www.stepwisepublications.com/uploads/1/6/2/6/16262424/_____rhythm_math_level_1.pdf

 

Newton Band - Always rocks!!

Moving Forward...

Look for music you would like to play in the stands... All Band Students can help!
 

Look for music you would like to play in the stands... All Band Students can help!

You can help select the music you will play in the stands. Here's how you do it!

1. Go to JWPepper.com

2. Click on Marching Band

3. Left side: Click on "Stands and Pep Band" - select again as new downdrop appears

4. On left hand side use sorting tool:

Grade & Difficulty - Select EASY

Listen and create a list. The information your list must include:

1. Title of Music (ex: Uma Thurman)

2. Number (ex: 10593153)

 
Newton Middle School Activity
 
 

Newton Middle School Activity

 

Music is part of our everyday lives, but there are ways you can incorporate music into this time of learning at home. Some ideas for you:

 

  • Make instruments from items found around the house (drums, shakers, guitars).
  • Learn to juggle. Juggling well requires rhythm. Start with scarves. They move more slowly through the air.
  • Put on music and dance together. The funnier your dance, the more the kids will giggle. Dance with scarves or balloons, do a freeze dance, dance like an animal. Play music with different speeds and moods.
  • Play a piece of music and have your child describe the mood and feelings listening to it creates. Any genre will work – classical, jazz, rock, pop, musicals, etc.
  • Make up a Stomp routine. Stomp uses everyday items and uses them to make up a dance routine. Brooms, balls, buckets, use your imagination!
  • Compose a rap or song about something new they have learned, or about their day. Make sure it is performed.
  • Have your strings or band student demonstrate what they have learned, or have them teach you.

 

Whatever you choose to do with music, make it fun!

 
 

Newton High School Band Activity

 

Create a song journal. The length and complexity can vary – up to you. (Be creative)
YOU MUST USE YOUR BEST FORM OF "GIDDY UP" FOR THIS EXERCISE - I WANT TO BE IMPRESSED!!


1) Write the name of a favorite song
Start with listing a favorite song. For subsequent pages, ask family members at home, or they can call family members or friends to talk about a favorite song.

2) Can the person sing or play the song? If yes, practice.

3) How did the person first hear the song?
(someone else singing or playing, on the radio, at school, at a concert, etc.)

4) Draw a simple picture to go with the song.

5) Write a few words or a few sentences about the song
Does the song make you feel happy, sad, silly, calm?
Why is the song important or memorable to the person?


For example, I might make a page for “God Bless the U.S.A.” This songs resonates with me because I am very patriotic and spiritually led. By calling friends, I would contact my sister who was born in Britain. I would include pictures of instruments and flags – both of the United States and Britain (my mom’s birth place). This activity would put my heart in a very happy place.

 


During this time of social distancing, this might be a way to connect with others safely through music.

 

Music will always move you to personal perfection!

Make an instrument at home! Rubber band guitar or banjo

Materials needed: rubber bands, box or container. Other options include a ruler or hard cardboard, paper plate, and things to decorate with.

 

Directions: Stretch rubber bands around your container. If you want, figure out a way to add a neck. Experiment with the size and stretch of your rubber bands.

 

https://youtu.be/mPlZJKHN3V4 (youtube video)

 

 

 

 

Carolyn Herrington

Upcoming Events

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409 420-6600 ex 2230