Upcoming Dates

ATSSB Jazz Festival is tomorrow at Quinlan Ford HS, 4:30pm. We will leave on the bus directly after school for warm up. After our clinic, we will go to Pizza Hut for dinner.

Remember our Spring Concert date has changed due to facility conflicts. We will now be performing Wednesday night, May 1st 6:30pm at the High School.

Band Banquet will be Thursday, May 2nd 6:30pm at the High School.

Graduation is May 23rd 6:30pm at First Baptist Sunnyvale. 8th graders, you will be with us on this one! I will send out a detailed schedule when we get closer to the date.

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Parent Meeting 4/9

In case you missed the meeting, here are the forms you need for next year. Return your forms with money by April 30th.

Band Letter 19-20 Season

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Congratulations!

Congratulations to Matthew Marlborough for making the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band! Matthew will be attending Texas A&M in the Fall to major in aerospace engineering.

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Lesson Plans 3/11

Band 3/11/19

Items of Note

  • Coffee Fundraiser due tomorrow! Please bring in your paperwork and money so that no orders are missed.
  • Dallas Wind Symphony tickets will be on sale this week only! Bring $20 (cash only) and you will get tickets to the concert on March 26th and dinner at the original El Fenix restaurant in Dallas. 
  • Band Banquet tickets go on sale after Spring Break. Tickets will be $15 and will go on sale until April 5th. The Band Banquet will be Thursday, May 2nd.
  • Spring Concert is Monday, April 29th and is a required performance.
  • ATSSB Jazz Festival at Quinlan High School will be Monday, April 15th.

Monday 3/11

  • Student Expectation: Spring Program
  • Stimulus: Daily Drill
  • Engaging Experience: Rehearsal
  • Evidence of Learning: The ensemble will play with superior intonation, balance, and transparent sound
  • Additional Notes: Full Band in the Band Hall
  • TEKS: §117.310(c)(1)(3)(5), §117.311(c)(1)(3)(5), §117.312(c)(1)(3)(5), §117.313(c)(1)(3)(5)
  • Academic Vocabulary: Cadence – https://dictionary.onmusic.org/terms/558-cadence

Tuesday 3/12

  • Student Expectation: Spring Program
  • Stimulus: Daily Drill
  • Engaging Experience: Rehearsal
  • Evidence of Learning: The ensemble will play with superior intonation, balance, and transparent sound
  • Additional Notes: Full Band in the Band Hall
  • TEKS: §117.310(c)(1)(3)(5), §117.311(c)(1)(3)(5), §117.312(c)(1)(3)(5), §117.313(c)(1)(3)(5)
  • Academic Vocabulary: Cadence – https://dictionary.onmusic.org/terms/558-cadence 

Wednesday 3/13

  • Student Expectation: Spring Program
  • Stimulus: Daily Drill
  • Engaging Experience: Rehearsal
  • Evidence of Learning: The ensemble will play with superior intonation, balance, and transparent sound
  • Additional Notes: Full Band in the Band Hall
  • TEKS: §117.310(c)(1)(3)(5), §117.311(c)(1)(3)(5), §117.312(c)(1)(3)(5), §117.313(c)(1)(3)(5)
  • Academic Vocabulary: Cadence – https://dictionary.onmusic.org/terms/558-cadence
  • 3:45pm-5pm – Winter Guard at Griffis gym

Thursday 3/14

  • Student Expectation: Spring Program
  • Stimulus: Daily Drill
  • Engaging Experience: Rehearsal
  • Evidence of Learning: The ensemble will play with superior intonation, balance, and transparent sound
  • Additional Notes: Full Band in the Band Hall
  • TEKS: §117.310(c)(1)(3)(5), §117.311(c)(1)(3)(5), §117.312(c)(1)(3)(5), §117.313(c)(1)(3)(5)
  • Academic Vocabulary: Cadence – https://dictionary.onmusic.org/terms/558-cadence

Friday 3/15

  • Early Release

3 “HOT” Questions

  • Which cadence (stylistic musical ending to a song) do you enjoy listening to the most and why?
  • Does Pop music gravitate toward one particular kind of cadence?
  • How often do you notice the end of a song or piece of music?

Music Theory 3/11/19

Monday 3/11

  • Student Expectation: Score analysis
  • Stimulus: Music selection
  • Engaging Experience: Score study
  • Evidence of Learning: Students will understand the tonal center, melodic movement, and harmonic progression of Grade 3 music.
  • Additional notes: Bring a pencil
  • TEKS: §117.310(c)(1)(2)(3), §117.311(c)(1)(2)(3), §117.312(c)(1)(2)(3), §117.313(c)(1)(2)(3)
  • Academic Vocabulary: Cadence – https://dictionary.onmusic.org/terms/558-cadence

Tuesday 3/12

  • Student Expectation: Score analysis
  • Stimulus: Music selection
  • Engaging Experience: Score study
  • Evidence of Learning: Students will understand the tonal center, melodic movement, and harmonic progression of Grade 3 music.
  • Additional notes: Bring a pencil
  • TEKS: §117.310(c)(1)(2)(3), §117.311(c)(1)(2)(3), §117.312(c)(1)(2)(3), §117.313(c)(1)(2)(3)
  • Academic Vocabulary: Cadence – https://dictionary.onmusic.org/terms/558-cadence 

Wednesday 3/13

  • Student Expectation: Score analysis
  • Stimulus: Music selection
  • Engaging Experience: Score study
  • Evidence of Learning: Students will understand the tonal center, melodic movement, and harmonic progression of Grade 3 music.
  • Additional notes: Bring a pencil
  • TEKS: §117.310(c)(1)(2)(3), §117.311(c)(1)(2)(3), §117.312(c)(1)(2)(3), §117.313(c)(1)(2)(3)
  • Academic Vocabulary: Cadence – https://dictionary.onmusic.org/terms/558-cadence

Thursday 3/14

  • Student Expectation: Score analysis
  • Stimulus: Music selection
  • Engaging Experience: Score study
  • Evidence of Learning: Students will understand the tonal center, melodic movement, and harmonic progression of Grade 3 music.
  • Additional notes: Bring a pencil
  • TEKS: §117.310(c)(1)(2)(3), §117.311(c)(1)(2)(3), §117.312(c)(1)(2)(3), §117.313(c)(1)(2)(3)
  • Academic Vocabulary: Cadence – https://dictionary.onmusic.org/terms/558-cadence

Friday 3/15

  • Early Release

3 “HOT” Questions

  • Which cadence (stylistic musical ending to a song) do you enjoy listening to the most and why?
  • Does Pop music gravitate toward one particular kind of cadence?
  • How often do you notice the end of a song or piece of music?

Jazz Band 3/11/19

Monday 3/11

  • Student Expectation: ATSSB Jazz Festival Program
  • Stimulus: Daily Drill
  • Engaging Experience: Rehearsal
  • Evidence of Learning: Mature phrasing and musicianship, appropriate style and interpretation
  • Additional Notes: Expressing the style of the piece needs to be your top priority in Jazz. Your reading and technique will get better with time.
  • TEKS: §117.310(c)(1)(3)(4)(5)(6), §117.311(c)(1)(3)(4)(5)(6), §117.312(c)(1)(3)(4)(5)(6), §117.313(c)(1)(3)(4)(5)(6)
  • Academic Vocabulary: Cadence – https://dictionary.onmusic.org/terms/558-cadence 

Tuesday 3/12

  • Student Expectation: ATSSB Jazz Festival Program
  • Stimulus: Daily Drill
  • Engaging Experience: Rehearsal
  • Evidence of Learning: Mature phrasing and musicianship, appropriate style and interpretation
  • Additional Notes: Expressing the style of the piece needs to be your top priority in Jazz. Your reading and technique will get better with time.
  • TEKS: §117.310(c)(1)(3)(4)(5)(6), §117.311(c)(1)(3)(4)(5)(6), §117.312(c)(1)(3)(4)(5)(6), §117.313(c)(1)(3)(4)(5)(6)
  • Academic Vocabulary: Cadence – https://dictionary.onmusic.org/terms/558-cadence

Wednesday 3/13

  • Student Expectation: ATSSB Jazz Festival Program
  • Stimulus: Daily Drill
  • Engaging Experience: Rehearsal
  • Evidence of Learning: Mature phrasing and musicianship, appropriate style and interpretation
  • Additional Notes: Expressing the style of the piece needs to be your top priority in Jazz. Your reading and technique will get better with time.
  • TEKS: §117.310(c)(1)(3)(4)(5)(6), §117.311(c)(1)(3)(4)(5)(6), §117.312(c)(1)(3)(4)(5)(6), §117.313(c)(1)(3)(4)(5)(6)
  • Academic Vocabulary: Cadence – https://dictionary.onmusic.org/terms/558-cadence

Thursday 3/14

  • Student Expectation: ATSSB Jazz Festival Program
  • Stimulus: Daily Drill
  • Engaging Experience: Rehearsal
  • Evidence of Learning: Mature phrasing and musicianship, appropriate style and interpretation
  • Additional Notes: Expressing the style of the piece needs to be your top priority in Jazz. Your reading and technique will get better with time.
  • TEKS: §117.310(c)(1)(3)(4)(5)(6), §117.311(c)(1)(3)(4)(5)(6), §117.312(c)(1)(3)(4)(5)(6), §117.313(c)(1)(3)(4)(5)(6)
  • Academic Vocabulary: Cadence – https://dictionary.onmusic.org/terms/558-cadence

Friday 3/15

  • Early release

3 “HOT” Questions

  • Which cadence (stylistic musical ending to a song) do you enjoy listening to the most and why?
  • Does Pop music gravitate toward one particular kind of cadence?
  • How often do you notice the end of a song or piece of music?
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UIL Week!

UIL Concert and Sight Reading

Tuesday, March 5th 3:45pm-5:45pm: Full Symphonic Band Rehearsal

Wednesday, March 6th:

  • After Lunch – come to the band hall to change and load the truck
  • 1:15pm – depart for Canton High School
  • 2:30pm – arrive and unload
  • 3pm – enter warm up
  • 3:25pm – leave warm up
  • 3:30pm – Concert
  • 4pm – Sight Read
  • 4:30pm – depart for Caddo
  • 5:45pm – unload and dismiss
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