Independent Lessons

Weekly Tasks

Each week there will be new tasks assigned. It doesn’t matter which task you are on as long as you are practicing. Record your pass offs on Flip Grid.

Each class is now going to have their own page for assignments. This will contain the information and materials you will need. You will find the pages on the right side bar, or follow these links.

Beginning Band:

Concert Band:

Wind Ensemble:

Flip Grid

Find our flip grid with each class name:

I created a walk through with pictures using the Beginning Band account.

Remember to click the arrow on the right side of the topic, this will expand the whole topic list.

The Flight of the Bumblebee Survey

I put together a playlist of different instruments playing the famous melody of “The Flight of the Bumblebee” by Rimsky-Korsakov. Here is the YouTube playlist.

After you watch the videos, go to this google FORM to vote for your favorite. Results as of May 4.


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Essential Elements

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.

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

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!

Instrument Exercises

Check out the new page where every instrument has special exercises.

Metronome (Dr. Beat)

Theses are free websites:

There are also a gazillion apps to download. Find one that works for you!

One Note Notebooks

Each band class as a one note notebook that has all our materials stored from the year. You will also be able to find new and extra materials there.

From your One Drive, click Shared with Me, and Open your Band notebook.

The Content Library has pages to reference. Under your name are the items you can modify. Feel free to print the worksheets for your at home use.

Beginning Band

Concert Band

Wind Ensemble

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!


The Joy of Music in times of Crisis

With the Google form, watch in the embedded videos from YouTube and fill out the questions. – Turin 1:35 – Italian National Anthem 1:40 – “Can’t Help Falling in Love” 1:44 – “Nessun Dorma” 3:17 – Bagpipes 1:24 (from 2019) Notre Dame 1:01