• Intermediate Band (Grade 6)

    Your Virtual Class meets daily from 9:00-9:45 am. Please check the Home Page in Canvas for our Zoom Link & Password. Click on the Logo below to go to your Canvas Class.

    6th Grade Band

     
    Week Of August 3rd Overview:
    This week's lesson will focus on the following:
    • In Canvas
      • A Getting to Know you slide presentation - Students will create a slide about themselves on the Google Presentation
      • Rhythm and Decoding Review - Demonstrate your ability to read Grade 1-1.5 music using appropriate articulations, phrasing and dynamic contrast
     
     
     
    Week Of May 18th Overview:
    This week's lesson will focus on the following:
    • In Smart Music
      • Tradition of Excellence #46 Minka, Minka - Demonstrate your ability to recognize and play sharps, flats and naturals as they appear in the music.

    A Video of the Virtual Lesson for 5/18 is posted in Canvas on the "Files" Page

    Week Of May 11th Overview:
    This week's lesson will focus on the following:
    • In Smart Music
      • Enchantment (From the Beginning through the End)
      • Challenge Assignment (for those who'd like one) - Colliding Visions (already uploaded in Smart Music)
      • Focus - Demonstrate your ability to Sight Read Grade 1-1.5 music using appropriate articulations, phrasing and dynamics

    A Video of the Virtual Lesson for 5/11 is posted in Canvas on the "Files" Page

    Week Of May 4th Overview:
    This week's lesson will focus on the following:
    • In Smart Music
      • The Lost Tomb (From the Beginning through Measure 44)
      • Focus - Demonstrate your ability to Sight Read Grade 1-1.5 music using appropriate articulations, phrasing and dynamics

    A Video of the Virtual Lesson for 5/4 is posted in Canvas on the "Files" Page

    Week Of April 27th Overview:
    This week's lesson will focus on the following:
    • In Smart Music
      • Tyrannosaurus Rocks (the entire song)
      • Focus - Demonstrate your ability to Sight Read Grade 1-1.5 music using appropriate articulations, phrasing and dynamics

    A Video of the Virtual Lesson for 4/27 is posted in Canvas on the "Files" Page

     
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    Week Of April 20th Overview:
     
     
    This week's lesson will be in Smart Music.
    • Top Secret - Intro through Measure 44
      • Mixed quarter/eighth note rhythms
      • Entrances on the & (and) of beat 1, beat 2, beat 3
      • Chromatic movement (accidentals and flats in the same measure)
    • You will submit your best recording of you playing Top Secret in Smart Music from the beginning through Measure 44
    • Be sure to record yourself in the Top Secret Assignment with the 4/24 due date so that you can adjust your tempo as needed

     

    Week Of April 13th Overview:

    6th Grade Intermediate Band

    • Canvas - This platform is already set up for your use
      1. Open a Chrome browser and visit: http://start.dvusd.org/  or http://homepage.dvusd.net/ 
      2. Type in your school UserName and Password
      3. Locate your Band Class (Intermediate Band T, Th)
      4. Complete your Canvas Assignments; these are a Review of things we've already been working on in class. Write down any questions for our Zoom meetings.
    • Smart Music - In order to use the software, you need to create a SmartMusic account and join the class using this code: AAZHJ-UZKER most students are using "____@learner.dvusd.org" as their email
      1. Open a Chrome browser and visit: https://admin.smartmusic.com/join
      2. Be sure you click on "Join a Class" the 1st time you sign in and then "Log In" everytime after that
      3. When prompted for a class code, please enter: AAZHJ-UZKER
      4. Complete your SmartMusic Assignments, which are a review of things we've already worked on in class this year. Write down any questions for our Zoom meetings.
    • Zoom Meetings will occur Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:30-3:00pm
      1. Your Meeting ID, Join URL and Password for these meetings will be provided in Canvas Announcements each week and via email on Monday morning each week

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    Please feel free to email me with questions or to request a ZOOM videoconference:

    Danielle.belliveau@dvusd.org

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    We will be using the Tradition Of Excellence Book 2 in addition to sheet music this year. You can purchase this at a local music store or online.   
     
    At the Intermediate Level - Grade 6, developing basic musicianship skills continues to be a priority. Students will begin to use more articulations, perform scales and music in more difficult key signatures, and perform music at an intermediate level of difficulty (ABODA Solo repertoire, Grades 1.5 - 2). Ensemble skills will become more developed as students participate in full band settings. Students will describe concepts common to music and other disciplines, and will be involved in discussing various cultures, styles, composers, and historical periods. 
     
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    Fingering Charts:

    Clarinet
    Saxophone
    Trumpet
    Trombone
     
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