Virtual Band and other resources – Stay well

*UPDATE: MARCH 30th – We hope you are adjusting to the extra time at home. Our music staff our looking forward to catching up and touching base with families this week. Stay well. *

Sending our thoughts out to everyone right now. Take time, stay safe, take care and stay in contact with each other on the phone or online.

While we take time to see how we can best support students/families in the upcoming period away from the school building here are a couple of fun things to pass the time.

VIrtual Band/Virtual Choir – Download the sheet music, record yourself and be part of the biggest international band or choir in the world! https://musiceducationsummit.org/virtual-band

the Arkells – Online music lessons from the band the Arkells https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/arkells-music-classes-1.5500324?fbclid=IwAR2jqW-Bli1qGo_rNDoQUnddGXlqLgq3yz70Z7akzrQhktjU_k22Zn_i5M4

Live/recorded Music Streams– Keep your eyes peeled for free streaming of mulitple genres of music over the next while. In the meantime the Berlin Philharmonic and London Symphony orchestra are among as slew of Orchestras streaming concerts for free.

To improve on your instrument and practice at home see some sites below.

Drills:

Music Racer: http://www.musicracer.com/ (gamified note naming and fingerings)

Music Theory: http://www.musictheory.net/

More Music Theory: https://trainer.thetamusic.com/index.php/en

Fingerings:

Flute Trainer: http://www.flutetrainer.com/

Oboe Trainer: http://www.oboetrainer.com/

Bassoon Trainer: http://www.bassoontrainer.com/

Saxophone Trainer: http://www.saxtrainer.musickramer.com/

Brass Trainer: http://classic.musictheory.net/86

Keyboard Trainer: http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/keyboard/999d

Percussion Basics & more: https://vicfirth.zildjian.com/

Rhythms:

Rhythm practice: https://tonesavvy.com/music-practice-exercise/14/rhythm-dictation-game-eighth-notes/

Trainer: http://www.therhythmtrainer.com/

Reviews/Tests

Mad Minute Note Naming: http://www.secondrunnerup.com/mmm2/

Music Writing

Noteflight: https://www.noteflight.com/login

Musescore: https://musescore.org/

Music Reading:

Sight Reading Factory: https://www.sightreadingfactory.com/

Tuning:

Ninja Tuner: https://tuner.ninja/

Fun Music:

https://www.drselfridgemusic.com/

Division Band Rehearsals continue.

Just to update everyone in relation to current teacher sanctions. As Division rehearsals are curricular they will continue and are not effected by the current sanctioned teaching hours.

This Mondays rehearsal on the 16th of March will take place in Asquith as normal.

Please stay tuned for information in regards to other upcoming events this school year. We will update as we received information.

East Division Classes in Clavet tomorrow

Just a reminder the East Division classes take place at Clavet tomorrow March 2nd.

Coming up:

  • March 2nd/23rd – East Division Classes at Clavet
  • March 13th – Potential Senior day retreat (in lieu of missed rehearsal) tbc
  • March 16th/30th – West Division Classes at Asquith
  • April 2nd – Resonate (Senior Band Day)
  • April 4th – Junior Band (Grade 6/7 students)
  • April 8th – East/West Senior Band perform at Watrous Festival

Yamaha Canada Contest

Yamaha Canada are running a contest for any interested students aged 13-19 to record themselves playing O’Canada in the most “Canadian” setting possible. The winning entry will receive $5000 to go towards a Yamaha Instrument and their respective school program will also receive $5000!

Follow the link below for details of how to enter! Closing date is February 1st.

https://ca.yamaha.com/en/news_events/2019/my_o_canada.html

East Division Classes in Clavet tomorrow

Hello,

Just a quick reminder to all students grade 6-12 in the East that the first Division Classes of 2020 are in Clavet tomorrow. Please see the post below for details of bussing to and from Clavet.

Students will meet on the Clavet stage when they arrive and sign in as normal.

  • 1-1:30 – Announcements and Warm up
  • 1:30-3 – Rehearsals
    • Seniors 7-12 (remain on stage)
    • Juniors 6 (move to the library)
  • 3-3:20 – Break
  • 3:20-4:25 – Breakout groups (Everyone meet on stage)
    • RhythmBox
    • Campfire Guitar
    • Grade 6’s
  • 4:25 – Pack up and Depart at 4:30pm