As the first month of school winds down, the middle school music ensembles are beginning to ramp up the energy, and are diving deep into technical concepts and tonal flexibility.
The Band class is beginning to work on expanding their focus and ability to read notes on a page, and extending their range. The Orchestra is finishing a tonal and rhythmic review, and the Choir is in the midst of basic sight singing using moveable “do”. They are also working on the Beatles piece Let It Be., and a Choral Mix from Hamilton.
Philosophically, students are really focusing on the way their unique abilities and talents contribute to the ensemble, and discovering that the way they play and practice directly affects others around them. We are beginning to discover that we fly or fall together, and that in order to succeed, every person needs to be a part of play. As our philosophies and brains change, it is incredibly exciting to see the beginnings of true musicians.
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