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Band News - Term 1, Week 6

BAND NEWS – Term 1 Week 6, 2021

Beginner Band:

Beginner Band students are now proudly playing Hot Cross Buns and Rolling Along (Mary Had A Little Lamb) and the students are working very hard. Hopefully by now, some of the students are putting on mini concerts in their homes. Beginner Band students should be focusing their practice on all pieces up to and including No. 17 – Hot Cross Buns in the Essential Elements music book. Special thanks to the 13 Concert Band students who volunteered their time this week to mentor and support the Beginner Band students during their Wednesday rehearsal: Aaron M, Anjali K, Amelia A, Amelia B, Emma K, Ivy S, Joshua M, Keira C, Lily G, Lucy M, Matthew R, Samuel B, Sara Y and Violet K.

The very first Beginner Band Player of the Week for 2021 was awarded to Mila C (Clarinet). Mila enjoyed using the special ‘Player of the Week’ music stand in rehearsal this week. The Beginner Band students awarded the Player of the Week this week were Zoe R (Trombone) and Addie W (Tuba). These students have the enjoyment of using the special ‘Player of the Week’ music stand the following band rehearsal.

The 2021 Musician of the Week trophy is awarded to a student who shows a respectful and positive attitude, a willingness to learn and to help others, punctuality and demonstrated musicality. The Musician of the Week receives a certificate, and the trophy to take home for the week. The 2021 Musician of the Week for Beginner Band was awarded to Cameron T (Alto Saxophone). Congratulations Cameron!

Intermediate Band:

Intermediate Band students are working diligently and with good focus. Practise should include: The Wahroonga Blues; A Syncopated Stroll; Over The Rainbow and Andalucia.

The 2021 Musician of the Week trophy is awarded to a student who shows a respectful and positive attitude, a willingness to learn and to help others, punctuality and demonstrated musicality. The Musician of the Week receives a certificate, and the trophy to take home for the week. The 2021 Musician of the Week for Intermediate Band was awarded to Holly B (Clarinet), Congratulations Holly!

Concert Band:

Concert Band students are working hard and managing some challenging and exciting repertoire. This week’s home practise should focus on: Siege, Water Street March; Salvation is Created; The Beetles Forever; A Day in Space; and March of the Superheroes.

The 2021 Musician of the Week trophy is awarded to a student who shows a respectful and positive attitude, a willingness to learn and to help others, punctuality and demonstrated musicality. The Musician of the Week receives a certificate, and the trophy to take home for the week. The 2021 Musician of the Week for Concert Band was awarded to Sebastian L (Trombone). Congratulations Sebastian!

This week, Amelia A and Lily G were announced as the Band Monitors for semester 1. Congratulations Amelia and Lily on your leadership positions!

Stage Band:

Stage Band students have been learning all about the Blues scale and continue to work on improvisation. Students should focus their practise on Cold Duck Time; Front Burner; Chameleon and learning the Blues scale.

Recorder:

Recorder tutorials are held in the Water Street Band Room and all students are working well. It’s not too late to join the Recorder Group! Enrolment forms are available from the school office.

Please do not hesitate to contact Kate Spencer or Kylie Lee in the Burns Road Band Room on the below details should you have any queries, or if your child would like to join the Band Program. Ph : 9489 3086 E: kate.spencer14@det.nsw.edu.au

Musicians and Player of the Week

Concert Band Monitors