There is no school on Monday, September 17th due to a teacher work day. School resumes on Tuesday, September 18th.
Band students have been learning quickly as they begin work in their Sound Innovations book! We will be focusing on instrument parts and instrument maintenance this week during band class. Students should practice at home by reviewing page 5 and focusing on page 6 in their Sound Innovations book. Students are encouraged to practice with a metronome- a link to a free online metronome can be found at the left of this page.
With all of the above things to practice, band students should be practicing at home at least 15-20 minutes each day. This means the instrument needs to go home after band lesson days and come back to school again on the next band lesson day. Students should ask their classroom teacher where to keep their band instrument when they bring it to school- each classroom has a procedure for this that is slightly different depending on the size and shape of the classroom. Band students should also make sure to bring their book (Sound Innovations, Book 1), a pencil and their band folder every day.
Not sure what your child should be practicing at home on their instrument? Please ask your child- they would love to show you what they have learned so far in band! You can also look at the box on the bottom right of this page to see an outline of what students should practice at home.
Feel free to contact Mr. Cosby at any time with any questions you have about band lessons- his contact information is in the box on the left of this page.
Phone #: 402-659-2618
School #: 402-491-0859
If you have any questions, concerns or you are just curious about your child's musical experience in band lessons, feel free to contact me at any time! My contact information is just above this box...
New York Philharmonic
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th
WOODWINDS & BRASS
FULL PRACTICE TIME TOTAL = 16-24 minutes.
FULL PERCUSSION PRACTICE TIME TOTAL = 28-32 minutes.