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All 7th Grade Students Must Have Proof Of TDap Shot To Begin School on August 10, 2016.
Al hacer clic en la bandera en la parte inferior de esta página se traducirá este sitio web al español
New immunization requirements for the 2016-2017 school year/SB 277:†All incoming Kindergarten and 7th†grade students must have current immunizations on record to begin school on August 10, 2016.†California law SB 277 no longer allows personal or religious beliefs exemptions. Click†here for more information.
CURRENT 6th Grade Students Must Have Proof Of Whooping Cough Immunization. Please submit proof of shot to school office by March 27, 2017
Instrumental Music
Instructor: Gann   
Instrumental music
Be Here Now!
Announcements
Upcoming performances
Saturday, December 3rd. Redlands Christmas Parade. Call time 3:00 At Clement. Parade starts at 6:00pm. We're the second band in the parade so we should be back to school by 7:30. This parade is required for all Advanced band members!

December 14th, 6:30pm. Band and Orchestra Holiday concert, Clement MPR.
Choir Standards and Teamwork
I ran across a discussion by one of my colleagues, Tom Carter.. Please take a moment to read through his thoughts in the discussion from the link below. Read Tom Carter's response as it relates to football. The same standard applies whether its choir band or orchestra. Feel free to comment if you'd like to me if you'd like.
http://www.choralnet.org/view/238171?chron=1
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Essential Elements
Incoming 6th graders and advanced band members will need to purchase Essential Elements for band, book 1, for their specific instrument. The book is available at Nick Rail music for about $11.00. Copies will also be available in the Library.
For those that want to know-It's that time again
Here's a link to an article refering to an orange county register article about marching bands. All acroos America right now, Bands have finished their camp and are gearing up for their competition season. While the bands at Clement don't march this hard, REV, Citrus and RHS have all had their camps and are working hard. Here's what its all about!
http://www.charlesapple.com/2013/09/this-one-time-at-band-camp/
Practice Habits
Here's a link to an article on the practice habits of some St. Louis Symphony musicians. Take a look.
www.playbillarts.com/features/article/8639.html
Daily practice logs=HOMEWORK
At the beginning of each school week daily practice logs are due. This assignment is worth 5 points per day practice for a total of 25 points per week. Students should be practicing their instrument at home regularly. Writing it down on the practice log is a way for the student to track their progress and monitor their practice. Be sure to turn them in!
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Daily Practice Logs, Practice Tips
For a musician, practicing should be treated as homework, just like any other subject like math or science. Set aside time each day for practicing your instrument. A good rule also is to practice at the same time every day, just as you plan out homework for your other subjects. Some of the practice logs that I received state the student practiced one scale for 30 minutes. That's probably not a good use of practice time. The practice logs should be more detailed, with specific measures (targets) listed. Scale practice is important, but a daily practice routine should include more than just scale practice. Technical exercises and concentrated work on musical passages should be the major focus in a practice session. Use scale practice as a warm-up. Spending most of the practice time playing through music that the student already knows is also not a good use of practice time. Students should be finding passages in their music that they CANNOTT play and focusing on those. In other words, practice what you don't know! An easy test for the parents is, if it sounds good, they're not practicing! Here's a sample practice routine with "TARGETS:"

10 min: warm-up--óBreathing, long tones, Eb Maj scale 2 octaves, Bb maj. scale, 2 octaves
15 min: Concert Music, Distant voices, M 35-40. Beethoven, M12-18; last 4 measures
5 min: Playing music the student enjoys (Star Wars)

In practicing this way, the students will maximize their practice time. When practice time is scheduled out this way, the time flies by. Also scheduling practice time is helpful when there isn'ít much time available for practicing. The time can also be split into 2 sessions. Fill out the practice log before each practice session and meet your goals for that day. Try using a kitchen timer. Set the timer to go off at a specific time, like 10 min. for warm ups. When the timer goes off, its time to move on to the next task on the practice log. If at the end of the practice session, you haven't met your goals, you can always practice longer, or make that goal a priority for tomorrow's practice session. Remember:

ALWAYS PRACTICE SLOWLY,
NEVER PRACTICE WRONG NOTES
NEVER PRACTICE WITH BAD TONE, BREATHING, OR POSTURE

ALWAYS PRACTICE AND PLAY IN TUNE.
USE A METRONOME AND A TUNER

Tips for parents:

Practicing can be tedious and frustrating for any musician at any level. If your child is sounding good, they may not be practicing appropriately. Listen for repetition of short passages. a good rule of thumb is 10 times perfectly, without a mistake. If your student sounds as if they're playing a whole song, THEY'RE NOT PRACTICING! students should be practicing in little bits, not the whole piece at one time. make sure they're practicing the parts that THEY DON'T KNOW AND CAN'T PLAY, not the parts that they can play. If they are making mistakes, they are practicing TOO FAST! SLOW DOWN!
scroll down to the links section of the page and take a moment to read the link on practice tips.
http://www.banddirector.com/article/thoughts_on_practicing.
This article will let you know more about how to practice correctly. For parents, it will give you a better idea of what you can be listening for when your child practices at home--that is what they should be doing when their during their daily practice routine. I you have to ask your child, "can't you practice anything else?" They're probably practicing correctly

Discussion Topics
Web Pages
Files
 Musicianship
Basic musicianship and other helpfull articles that will help you become a better player.
 DAILY PRACTICE LOG.doc
Students are required to practice at least 5 days each week and document their practicing on the practice log. Each practice log is worth 25 points with each day practiced worth 5 points. Extra credit will be given for days practiced beyond the required 5. A minimum of 20 minutes per day is required for credit. Practice logs are due at the beginning of each school week.
 Standard donation letter 2016.doc
This letter, in WORD format, is a form letter that we use for donations to our program and activities. It contains our tax ID information so that donors are able to deduct their donations to our program as charitable giving.
Please use this letter and edit as you see fit or as the donor requires.
Homework
No "Homework" exist(s)
Contacts
+ Gann, John
+ Nick, Rail Music
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