Independent Lessons

How to clean your instrument

This YouTube playlist has videos on how to clean each band instrument.

When you open this YouTube playlist, you can find the instrument you play and follow the steps. When in doubt, ask for help!

Flip Grid

Find our flip grid with each class name:

  • Wind Ensemble https://flipgrid.com/newlandwindensemble
  • Concert Band https://flipgrid.com/newlandconcertband
  • Beginning Band https://flipgrid.com/newlandbegband

Beginning Band #106 record your progress here

Concert Band #89 record your progress here

Wind Ensemble #97 record your progress here

Essential Elements

www.essentialelementsinteractive.com

Set up a student account. In the front of your book, there is an Activation code. Here are the instructions for setting up an individual account. https://www.eeiblog.com/individual-account

Look around get familiar with the options. Practice with the recordings.

Instrument Exercises

Check out the new page where every instrument has special exercises. http://ruthmussermusic.com/exercises-for-instruments/

The Joy of Music in times of Crisis

With the Google form, watch in the embedded videos from YouTube and fill out the questions. https://forms.gle/aYC7DVyXhdxp9ogWA

https://youtu.be/juxOeVsJQgM – Turin 1:35
https://youtu.be/i3WJvZrh6fg?t=7 – Italian National Anthem 1:40
https://youtu.be/IiLFRCb3Q4U – “Can’t Help Falling in Love” 1:44
https://youtu.be/3LMIIJdpmes – “Nessun Dorma” 3:17
https://youtu.be/Qx2rW78uuw4 – Bagpipes 1:24
https://youtu.be/Pq0iGvSTcCY (from 2019) Notre Dame 1:01

Live Streamed Concerts

https://www.wkar.org/post/list-live-streaming-concerts#stream/0

Starting Monday March 16, there are live streaming concerts that are free to watch. Click the link and bookmark the page.

Learning a 2nd Instrument?

Go onto the 6th grade class links and practice the newly uploaded Spitfire.

Need another other? Go the 7th grade class links and work on Taiko!

Spring Concert Postponed

Central School District has postponed all school activities and trips, and that is including our spring concert scheduled for March 18. There are a few possible dates after spring break that we can reschedule, if the situation with COVID-19 improves. I am disappointed the students cannot show off their skills just yet, but I am hopeful we will be able to reschedule at a later date.

All after school activities have also been suspended before spring break, so students will not be spending time in the band room either. Including Pep Band and open practice.

We will spend all the class time when need making sure students can catch up with their work, and continue to enhance their skills.

We will spend time sanitizing and cleaning the instruments.

All instruments to go home for spring break.

I am praying for health, happiness, and peace in this time of uncertainty.

Blessings on you and yours,

Mrs. Newland

Donations

If you would like to make water or snack donations, feel free to do that at any time. All items can be dropped off during school hours to the front office. They will add your name, process through the nurse, and deliver it to me. We can store and use items when needed. Thank you!

Wind Ensemble Contest

8th Grade Band: Saturday, March 7, 2020

Times are as follows and may be adjusted closer to the day. We will travel to and from RMMS by bus. Every student is responsible for their own instrument and music.

  • 9:15 am meet at RMMS to load up the bus
  • 9:45-10:00 am arrive and unload at Los Osos HS
  • 10:30 am official warm up time.
  • 11:00 am Official Performance (Free performance, parents welcome to attend)
  • 11:30 Sight Reading (parents welcome to watch)
  • 12:00 wait for scores and load up the bus to return. (Snack break) 12:30 all students at RMMS ready to be dismissed

Formal Concert Attire: Black on Bottom, White on Top

  • black shoes: solid black, closed shoes preferably and comfortable to walk in. (and stand waiting)
  • black pants (preferably not jeans), Girls that have skirts must be below the knees when sitting.
  • black socks, stockings or tights are ok, but should be black or nude.
  • white collared button-down shirt (preferably long sleeved). White undershirts suggested.

Concert Band Contest

7th Grade Contest:

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

  • The festival is at Baldwin Park High School: 3900 Puente Ave, Baldwin Park, CA, 91706.
  • Buses will enter the parking area from Badillo St.
  • Visitor parking will be in the stadium lot off Puente or the front of campus.  All visitors will be required to present a valid form of ID and check in before entering the school.

TIMES

  • 8:15 (1st period) students meet at the band room, gather materials and load up. Students bring their instruments, clothes, and sack lunch. (back packs with materials recommended)
  • 8:30 leave RMMS
  • 9:00-10:45 arrive to Baldwin Park HS, Watch other performances,
  • 10:45-11:30  eat lunch, change into performance clothes
  • 11:45  official warm up (separate classroom)
  • 12:15  Performance (gym)
  • 12:45 Clinic room (separate classroom)
  • 1:30 wait for scores, pack up, leave Sierra Vista
  • 2:00-2:30 arrive back to RMMS. Students unload and get dismissed

Formal Attire: “black on bottom, white on top”

  • black shoes: solid black, closed shoes preferably and comfortable to walk in.
  • black pants (preferably not jeans), Girls that have skirts must be below the knees when sitting.
  • black socks, stockings or tights are ok, but should be black or nude.
  • white collared button-down shirt (preferably long sleeved). White undershirts suggested.

Letter with these details goes home 2/3/20 and bottom portion to be returned as confirmation.

Wind Ensemble with APU

The 8th grade Wind Ensemble is partnering with the Azusa Pacific University Wind Ensemble for a new experience. This will include a partial clinic (instruction) and rehearsal with the college students.

Students will report straight to 6th period (normal band time) to load up the bus with their instruments and belongings.

We will leave RMMS as soon as we can load up, no later than 2 pm.

We will leave rehearsal at APU about 5 pm, load the bus, and travel back to RMMS. Hopefully arriving back no later than 6 pm. Students will be able to call home when we are close to school, for pick up.

Students should wear their band shirts and bring a snack for the bus ride. (Please no peanuts).

Students will be receiving the permission slip/release form.

Concert Make Up

Monday, December 16                7:30 pm

  • Who: Ontario Chaffey Show Band
  • Where: Ontario Convention Center, main ballroom.
  • 2000 E. Convention Center Dr, Ontario, CA, 91764
  • (Yes, Mrs. Newland plays in this group!)

Tuesday, December 17                6:00 pm

  • Who: Cucamonga Middle School Beginning Band
  • Where: Cucamonga Middle School Nalbach Building
  • 7611 Hellman Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Wednesday, December 18         6:00 pm

  • Who: Cucamonga Middle School Advanced Band
  • Where: CMS Nalbach Building
  • 7611 Hellman Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Instructions:

Go to the concert. Get there early to get a good seat and grab a program. Observe the process. Be a good audience member. At the end, get a picture with the conductor and have them sign your program.

The next day, bring the program and picture to show Mrs. Newland the next day; and tell your class about your experience.

(don’t forget to bring a PEN!)