It's a vicious cycle.....
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It's a vicious cycle.....
This is so true! ALL children need performing arts and fine arts as part of their education.
School is starting back up. Advocate for music in our classrooms!
Cookies and Punch Orientation
Thursday, August 26th
6:30 pm - Symphonic Winds
7:15 pm - Symphonic Band
8:00 pm - Concert Winds
This is not for Beginning Band Students. Your orientation is Sept 23rd at 7:00 pm.
And THIS is precisely why music MUST be an integral part of all schools' curriculum!
Photos from Texas Music Festival's post
The Importance of Music Education in Schools - Graduate Programs for Educators
The focus is often on traditional academics when discussing education, but what about music? Learn more about the importance of music education in schools.
Want Smarter Kids? Teach Music, Not Coding, According to MIT
The latest neuroscience shows that learning a musical instrument increases brain power.If there's been a theme to the technology industry's plans to reform education, it's that every child should learn to code. This is supposed to allow children to better adapt to a world where computers are omnipre...
U of M researchers are helping the Minnesota Orchestra maximize safety during performances.
Learning music really does make students smarter, new study shows
A researcher set out to bust the myth that music makes kids smarter but was stunned by his own findings.
Setup and ready for tonight’s concert!
Winter Concert for the 2020 WMS BandHere is the order for the Concert:6:00 pm – Concert Band Woodwinds1. Clarinets & Saxes – Andantino2. Clarinets & Saxes – ...
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"The President's Own" United States Marine Band
#ClarinetChoir -- Happy Birthday Johannes Brahms! Celebrating with his Hungarian Dance No. 5 performed on Feb. 14, 2016.
(Arrangement by Patrick Morgan)
The United States Air Force Band
MOLLY ON THE SHORE | Both technically and lyrically demanding, Percy Grainger’s “Molly on the Shore” is one of the standards of wind band literature. Although originally composed for string quartet in 1907, the band arrangement (1920) of this jaunty Irish reel highlights the dexterity of the woodwind instruments, specifically the clarinet section. Concertmaster clarinetist Technical Sgt. Jeremy Klenke comments, “It’s an extremely challenging piece to play well as a clarinet section. Technique, intonation, matching style of articulation, rhythmic integrity, and most importantly having the endurance required to maintain these things throughout the entire four-minute piece are all extremely important.”
In this work, Grainger combined two differing fiddle tunes, “Molly on the Shore” and “Temple Hill”. These themes weave throughout the short work, creating a delightful musical conversation between the melody and countermelody. In his program notes, Grainger writes, “In setting Molly on the Shore I strove to imbue the accompanying parts that made up the harmonic texture with a melodic character not too unlike that of the underlying reel tune…Equally with melody, I prize discordant harmony, because of the emotional and compassionate sway it exerts.”
Please enjoy this selection from our "Elevating the Classics" series, which will be released in full at this year's Midwest Clinic.
Current 5th Grade Students!
Please go to www.watkinsband.org and click on the Future Band Students tab. There is information about Beginning Band for next year and a Google Form for you to complete. We look forward to seeing you in August.
We are so excited to have everyone back for the 2019-2020 school year. This looks to be one of the most successful years for the Watkins Band.
Summon The Heroes - The Boston Pops Orchestra, May 5, 2020
The Boston Pops Orchestra, under the direction of Keith Lockhart, performs a musical video tribute, Summon the Heroes—featuring the work originally composed ...
Sir James Galway
J.S. Bach Allegro from Sonata No.4 in C Major
From the vault - filmed in one take for the BBC!
We Are Humanity
Now it’s time for the blindtest of the week 😁 not so difficult to guess but harder to play in this very personal version made to practice double tonguing in the medium-low register, good legato and tempo stability. And as I felt a little bit lonely, I improvised a basic accompaniment for clarinet quartet, tell me what you think about it 🙏👍🏻✨ thank you Wilfried Berk for inspiring me to practice this very nice piece !
#wearebuffet #vandorenreeds #vandorenmouthpieces #BD4 #vandorenoptimum #buffetlegende #100daysofpractice #bach @klarthe_label #klarthe
Music Prepares Us for Success
Director of Amazon Webservices David Borland shares how—even more than his degree in engineering—his music education set a solid foundation for his future. T...
!Matilda Lloyd - Goedicke: Concert Etude Op 49 - Trumpet and Piano!
#TrumpetMaster #TrumpetPlayer #British #Classical #Wonderful
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
We are back with more DSO Chamber Music. Today's performance features members of the DSO brass section - Associate Principal Trumpet L. Russell Campbell, Trumpet Kevin Finamore, Horn Kevin Haseltine, Principal Trombone Barry Hearn and Principal Tuba Matt Good. Tune in now 🎧
Avoiding the Most Common Pitfall – TENSION! - Band Directors Talk Shop
The most common problem that band teachers see when working with brass players is tension. Learn how to address this common brass-playing problem in this great article!
Region 1 ATPE
FYI- something to share with your parents -
!Canadian Brass - La Virgen de La Macarena!
#BrassHeroes #BrassMasters #Canada #USA #Classical
TRUMPETS: Ronald Romm & Fred Mills
TUBA: Chuck Daellenbach.
TROMBONE: Gene Watts.
HORN: Graeme Page.
Dr. Caroline Leaf
So what are you choosing?
The Piano Teacher Hub Australia
After seeing a reading practice chart, Australian Piano teachers' Hub member, Dianne Gittins decided to whip up a music practice infographic showing the impact daily practice has accumulatively throughout the year.
It is a great way to see how it all adds up. Now just to get this in front of every parent!
Thanks for sharing it with us Dianne!
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