B.J.S.H.S.     

 Drama,              

MUSIC & BAND   

   Instructor:  Adam McConnell        

                             

last update:

Monday, March 6th, 2017

 

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All

morning and after school

Instrument and Band rehearsals

are back to the regular schedule!

see you soon :)

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 Morning rehearsals  8:00-8:35am

 

Mondays:   

Beginner Flutes

 

Tuesdays:  

Beginning Clarinets

 

Wednesdays:  

Beginning Percussion

 

Thursdays:

Beginning Brass

 

Fridays:  

 Beginning Saxophones

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After school rehearsals

(3:01-4:30pm)

Mondays Extra Help

Tuesdays: Junior Band

Wednesdays: Beginning Band

Thursday:   Senior Band

Friday: Extra Help

Junior Lunchtime rehearsals (12:18-12:58)

TBA

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Lunenburg County

38th Annual

SUMMER DISTRICT MUSIC

CAMP

August 21-25

@

Bluenose Academy

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-Instruments and supplies available from:

 

Buchanans Music Centre

19 Aberdeen Lane,
Mahone Bay, NS

B0J 2E0,

902-531-3310

or

Long & McQuade in Halifax.

6065 Cunard Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3K 1E6
Phone: (902) 496-6900; Lessons: 902-496-6970
Fax: (902) 423-0633
Email: info@long-mcquade.com

 

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Grade 7 Music
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Keep all notes up to date, and bring lots of questions!

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Grade 8 Music

-Keep all notes up to date

-Study notes on instrument family classifications

-prepare mock exam with answer key

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Grade 9 Guitar

-Keep all notes up to date

-Prepare for quiz on Dominant 7th chords

-prepare mock exam with answer key

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Music 10-11-12

Guitar:

-Compose chord progressions suited for a Verse

-Compose chord progress suited for a Chorus

-Research paper on any approved guitar related

subject due January 16th, 2017 

-prepare one classical phrase from sheet music (no TABs)

demonstrate a finger picking pattern

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Grade 10 Intro to Drama

All students must have a lighting design, sound design

and set design completed for their

Monolog presentation.

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Audio Recording & Production 12

Create a 10-track tracking list and recording

order of operations for bounce-down on a 4 track analog recorder.

 

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-Spring Concert:  

June 15th, 7pm in the BJSHS Gymnasium.

 

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-Awards Night :

TBA - 7pm

 

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-Honours Night:

TBA- 7pm

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-Grade 12 Graduation:

 TBA - 7pm

 

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Band Members:

Always arrive by 6:30 on

CONCERT NIGHTS, HONORS NIGHTS

and

GRADUATION NIGHT

 (for warm-up & tuning)

 

Please prepare:

Pomp and Circumstance

O Canada for Grad Night.

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PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILD

TO ATTEND

ALL   

SCHEDULED   REHEARSALS

 

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ALL Band parents

Very Important:

 

 

Please copy/paste/print the 

 Band Registration form,

(or get a printed version from Mr. McConnell)

 and have your child return the completed form

to Mr. McConnell ASAP

 

Band Member Registration Form

 

Student name: ________________   ____________________ grade___

Instrument_______________

Medical concerns_____________________________________________

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Parent/Guardian name___________________ _____________________

Home telephone #__________________

Work/second contact #______________

email____________________________________________________

Please check one or more ways you would be willing to help with the Concert Band

__Tracking uniforms     __organizing sheet music

__attendance at concerts     __concert program design

Band trip committee:

___Transportation (buses/air/train)     ___Hotels

__fund raising ideas and implementation    

 __Liaison with festival organizers (rules/regulations)

__Other:_________________________________________

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-Instruments and supplies available from:

 

Buchanans Music Centre

19 Aberdeen Lane,
Mahone Bay, NS

B0J 2E0,

902-531-3310

or

Long & McQuade in Halifax.

6065 Cunard Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3K 1E6
Phone: (902) 496-6900; Lessons: 902-496-6970
Fax: (902) 423-0633
Email: info@long-mcquade.com

or

Townsend Strings and Things  

902-543-1409

(in Bridgewater),

or

 from the supplier of your choice.

 

 

-our instruction book for 2014-'15 is “Standard of Excellence Book One” (the red one)

 

I HAVE SOME PREVIOUSLY USED BOOKS AVAILABLE TO BORROW FOR THE YEAR

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO USE ONE PLEASE CONTACT ME (MR. MCCONNELL) AT BHS.

 

-all clarinet and saxophone players should begin on a reed with a “strength” of 2 or 2 1/2

 

-valve oil is needed for trumpet, F horn (ROTOR OIL),  baritone horn, and tuba players

 

-percussionists need a practice pad and one pair of “7A nylon tip” sticks, or closest

 

-please encourage your child to attend each and every rehearsal.

 

-please provide time for students to practice at home a bare MINIMUM of 60min/week

 

-the band uniform for concerts is a formal white top and black bottom (pants or skirt)

 

-all students are asked to take part in all fund raising activities,

otherwise, if you prefer, arrange a meeting with Mr. McConnell to discuss

alternate ways of helping out.

 

If you have any questions or concerns please leave a message for me

at BJSHS 902-541-8260  and I’ll get back to you ASAP.

 

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Summer Band Camp Week for 2016

(Dates, time, location: TBA)

See Mr. McConnell for registration forms in May

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(All Band concerts begin at 7pm

and take place in the gym)