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Band News - Term 2, Week 1

Welcome to Term 2 to all band families, a very different and creative way to start the term.

Thanks to the students and parents who have contacted us to tell of their children’s online tutorial experiences, how good it was for parents to see what goes on in a tutorial, to the students for your colourful and creative drawings, and to the tutors for all the hard work in moving the learning platform online.

By now, everyone in the band program should have received a package of music and some special music activities. Please ensure that the music is placed securely in your band folders ready for tutorials this term and for when rehearsals are able to start again. Google Classrooms have been set up for the five bands (Beginner, Junior, Intermediate, Concert and Stage Bands) and all students should have received a link to access these. During the holidays, the tutors made audio-visual recordings of the thirteen pieces sent out to the students, and we are in the process of uploading these valuable resources to the Google Classrooms so students are able to watch and listen to their respective parts to assist them with their learning. Stage Band students, Mr Carger has produced some exciting resources for you to continue your learning, which will be uploaded each week. The first week’s learning is titled ‘The Blue Solo’ and comes complete with music, recordings and a backing track to play along with – enjoy!

Recorder students – please check your letter boxes this week for a package of music for Term 2. Mrs Moor is creating recorder tutorials for you to access each week. You will be able to listen to it as many times as you like – perhaps you could encourage your family members to get a recorder and play along too! These tutorials will be uploaded to Google Classroom in the coming days and all recorder students should have received a link to their respective online recorder classroom.

Parents, thank you for continuing to support your children with their practise during this time. We look forward to the time when we are able to come together and play as a band once more with our newly learned repertoire. What a celebration that will be!

Please do not hesitate to contact us or your tutors if you have any questions. Wishing you all a happy week ahead.

Contacts:  Kate Spencer and Kylie Lee               P:  9489 3086