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Grade 8 Band - Mr. Dashnaw

3401 Old Yorktown Road, Route 132,
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
914 245-1885


Friday, November 28, 2014

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Welcome to the Grade 8 Band Website.

Students now have a  Christmas and Hanukkah piece in preparation for the Holiday Concert.
Concert info:
Dec. 9, Tuesday
students arrive at 7, concert begins at 7:30.
Attire: black and white

All Grade 8 Band students need to be fully prepared to play at every lesson and rehearsal. 
That would include all of the following:
instrument in working order, pen, pencil, notebook, folder, Lesson Book, band music.

 Mobbusters - we have done the entire song! There is a recording link on my resources page. Students should be playing along with it at this point.
We have done the beginning and more on Carmina Burana - also a recording on my resources page.
The Concert Bb major scale, Concert Eb major scale, and the Concert Bb blues scale should be being heard at home - 8/4/2/1/ eighth notes.
We have added the Concert C major scale - add a note exercise.
We have also added the Concert D natural minor scale.
It is important to practice the scales with a metronome, available on my links page, or as a free app for any smart phone.
The speed for the scales is "120".
The next IG will be on Shalom Chaverim, beginning with cycle C2 lesson days, Wed., Nov. 19.

The schedule/lesson calendar is posted on my site, in the band room, and in the Guidance Office.

Keep practicing!

Check out the links page for musical ideas.
The lesson schedule and lesson groups are posted on the Band Resources page.

Mr. Dashnaw - Director


Related Files

    m4a SSB-A (m4a file - 703 KB)

    m4a SSB-B (m4a file - 703 KB)

    m4a SSB-C (m4a file - 733 KB)

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site last updated: 11/23/14