MARCHING LIONS

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The PRIDE of Douglas County

MARCHING LIONS

We Believe...

  • Hard work & Dedication pay off...
  • When words fail, music speaks!
  • Music breaks barriers.
  • Winners NEVER Quit!
  • Music touches the soul!
  • Mistakes are proof you are TRYING!
  • We ARE a team!
  • Music is a univeral language.
  • Mistakes help us grow!
  • Learning is difficult!
  • IN EACH OTHER!

 


 

Digital Learning Assignments
Intermediate, Advanced, and Mastery Band 
All students will need to download 
Notes- Sight reading trainer (yes! It’s free and compatible for both android and iOS) 
- Successfully complete the exercises. Post on the blog what you worked on. This will vary from person to person based on your individual needs. 
Students should keep a practice log over the next 14 days. You will need to submit a practice log. In the log, you will need to submit the the following: 
- the amount of time you practiced (45 min minimum) 
- What you practiced (Name of piece. Section measures. Issue(s). And how you resolved the issue(s) 
[i.e. Abram’s Pursuit: measure 120-166. 
Ascending eighth notes for clarinets. I resolved the issue by slowing the tempo down and getting the fingerings under my belt.  Then I slowly began to increased the tempo until I mastered the section.]
- After you have written in the log, you will then submit a recording of the section that you wrote about. The log entry should use proper music jargon. Spelling, grammar, and punctuation will be checked for accuracy. 
- Recordings should be emailed to LSHSBandPrograms@gmail.com 
- If you have questions or concerns regarding what you are practicing, if you have helpful hints for your classmates, or have had a significant breakthrough post them on our blog: lshsband.blogspot.com There we will be able to discuss way to help resolve issues or rejoice in your triumphs. This will be done for The Circus Bee, October, and Abram’s Pursuit. 
- Complete pitch tendency chart.
My hours of availability will be from 9-3 Monday through Friday. You can message on Saturday and I will respond as time permits, 

 Chorus 2 & 3 
All students will need to download 
Notes- Sight reading trainer (yes! It’s free and compatible for both android and iOS) 
- Successfully complete the exercises and add your success rate in your daily practice log. 
Students should keep a practice log over the next 14 days. You will need to submit a practice log. In the log, you will need to submit the the following: 
- the amount of time you practiced (45 min minimum) 
- What you practiced (Name of piece. Section. Issue(s). And how you resolved the issue(s) 
[i.e. Love on Top 
Harmonies in the chorus. I resolved the issue by intentionally listening to the exposed sections and learning where my part fits in the chord. I then integrated my part into the track.]
- After you have written in the log, you will them submit a recording of the section that you wrote about. The log entry should use proper music jargon. Spelling, grammar, and punctuation will be checked for accuracy. 
- Recordings should be emailed to LSHSBandPrograms@gmail.com 
- If you have questions or concerns please submit them using our remind. If you haven’t joined you can do so by text @Lshschor to the number 81010. My hours of availability will be from 9-3. You can message on Saturday and I will respond as time permits. 

Music Technology 
Digital Learning Assignment 
Create a record Label. 
Come up with the following: 
- A Label name and logo. 
- You must develop a demo album. 
- The album MUST have art work and three tracks: 1) samples a nursery rhyme 2.) samples something from another artist {not to be sold for profit due to copyright laws} 3.) and original piece. 
- You may not use preset loops. All tracks must be at least 1:30 minutes. 
Due on March 30th. No extensions please and thank you! My hours of availability will be from 9-3. You can message on Saturday and I will respond as time permits. 
Music Appreciation 
Digital Learning Assignment 
Create a Facebook profile on a full sized poster board of one major composer from each of the major time periods in music history. For “contacts” and “networks” you will context them to other influential artists or movements that occurred in the same era. 
These will be on display. See rubric for more details. Click the "Files" link above to see the rubric and format.
My hours of availability will be from 9-3. You can message on Saturday and I will respond as time permits. 

 


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