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Wolfie!

We’ve got a new friend in the Music Room!
Meet Wolfie!

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Music Update Nov 20

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I think we’re all ready for a little time to rest up during Thanksgiving break. I know I’m looking forward to having time to update the blog, I’ve really been slacking this year!

For now, let me make sure you have these VERY IMPORTANT dates in your calendars!

FOLSOM K-4 MUSIC NIGHT!
When? Wednesday December 2nd, 6pm.
 
Where? The Folsom Gym
 
Who? All Kindergarten through Fourth grade students
 
What should we wear?  Something festive!
 
Why?
    We want to share what we’ve been working on this year with you! This will be an evening of showing you some of the different activities we do in our music classes. We’ll even get you up and moving around with us! We’re excited to hold an evening with a different feel than a typical “concert,” and instead we’ll simulate a giant music class!

 

FOLSOM MIDDLE SCHOOL WINTER CONCERT!

When? Friday December 11th, 6pm.

Where? The Grand Folsom Concert Hall

(On other occasions it’s known as the Gym)

Who? The Middle School Band, Chorus, Select Band, and small ensembles.

What should we wear?  Something festive! (No jeans, sweatpants, teeshirts)

Why?

We want to share what we’ve been working on this year with you! Performing for an audience is an important part of becoming a musician. However it’s not the most important part. We wish we could share all that we do during our Band and Chorus rehearsals with you, but on this evening you will get to hear just a few pieces that we’ve been crafting so far this year.

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Select Band Pieces-Please Listen!

Hello Middle School Select Band Members!

So sorry we had to miss our first rehearsal this morning. In the coming week I’d like you to listen to the two pieces we’ll begin with. Remember, select band will only meet for 25 minutes once a week. This means that you’ll need to be putting in significant work outside of school on this music. You’ll be doing yourself a BIG favor if you get to know this pieces by listening a few times before we meet on Tuesday!

The first piece: Celtic Air and Dance No. 2 by Michael Sweeney.
This is a collection of Folk Tunes. Some of you may recognize “Danny Boy,” which we sang in District Chorus two years ago. ENJOY!

The second piece is the Peter Gunn Theme by Henry Mancini. This is a jazz tune that I played in middle school jazz band. It’s so groovy.