MEYZEEK   BANDS

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WELCOME BACK,

BANDLINGS!


     We are still gathering details as to the details of instruction while in NTI 2.0.


     For our 7th and 8th grade Bandlings, you need to be getting your chops back in shape.  We will be playing far more often that last spring's NTI.


     For our incoming 6th grade Bandlings, I will be walking you through all aspects of being in our high-quality and very active program.  Please: do NOT go out and purchase or rent instruments, yet!!!  This will be addressed as we begin instruction.



STOP!


Do NOT clean your instrument before going to our "CLEANING" page!


  • There is no need to fear that you will contract Covid-19 from your instrument, just like any illness, unless you have allowed someone to play it who is a carrier!  One of the instructions about your instruments included the rule that NOBODY is to handle your instrument.  (Remember? "If it's not yours, don't touch it!)  Now, it IS very logical that we should clean our instruments periodically.  If you haven't cleaned your mouthpiece for over a month, that should be a priority!

  • I have added a new page to our site dedicated to proper care and cleaning of your instruments.
  • Remember:  the hardest part of practicing is actually STARTING!  Putting the remote down can be TOUGH!  I get it!  But, there is so much to do so that we sound AWESOME when we return!
8th Grade Bandlings!

Thanks to one of your clarinet players, I've found a piece for your Spring Concert in 2021!

He suggested that we would like to listen to Antonin Dvorak's "Slovanic Dances," which is a great piece!  There is a and arrangement that "sits" well for us, too!

Just click on Antonin's face, and it will take you to JWPepper, where you can watch the score as you listen!

Bandmate Chromatic Tuner

     EVERY musician must develop their ears.  It is necessary that all of us be able to play every note on our instruments "in tune."  That is, our sound waves are physically synchronized with the sound waves of our fellow Bandlings.


     This app was written by a band director.  It is simple to use, and best of all, it is FREE.  PLEASE use it, or purchase a hand-held tuner from a music store!

Click here 




--Astronaut and Flutist


Catherine Coleman

Just a friendly reminder:

     Unless they have permission from the ensemble's director, members do NOT change their instruments.  No, this isn't an issue right now.  Quite honestly, it's just a simple reminder before it becomes an issue in the future.

     (It's akin to a football player deciding on their own that they aren't going to be a receiver, anymore, and they are going to, instead, be the quarterback.)


     The web hosts, school administration, Jefferson County Public Schools, and site administrator cannot be responsible for material found on links beyond this web site.  Every effort has been made to check web pages linked directly from this site for educational value, musical content, and instructional ethics.

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 July 31

RECENT UPDATES:

Aug. 11

  • Massive updates to the History page
  • Updated the Media, '19-'20 page

July 31

  • JCPS Calendar
  • Addition of a brief Welcome

May 31

  • Year-end Letter added
May 31

  • Home page updated a bit.
  • Meme Contest page added.

April 29

  • Meyzeek & Mr. D's "Teacher Summary" Pages added to our Home Page so you can find them easily.

April 21

  • Key Signature help added to "Documents"

Mar. 26

  • 7th &*8th Grade music HAS be posted in Google Classroom!
  • "Cleaning" page updated
  • "Recordings" page updated
  • Band Calendar updated (kind-of...)
Mar. 20
  • SIXTH Grade Scale sheets and EOY Prepared pieces added to the "CoronaCation" Page
  • "Instrument Care" Page added

Mar. 18

  • Home Page update
  • Started the "CoronaCation" Page

Mar. 2

  • Solo & Ens. Totals to the "History" Page

Dec. 3

  • LIGHT-UP LOUISVILLE PICTURES!!

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