5th Grade Band

Welcome! We are excited to share that the elementary band program will continue thanks to the generous, continuous support of the Redondo Beach Educational Foundation (RBEF). The 5th grade band teachers are Mrs. Zoetewey and Mr. Buchen. We are a traveling team, visiting each school site twice each week to provide high quality music instruction. By working together, we are able to focus on specific instruments in smaller groups, giving students more focused attention and instruction.
 
 
Thanks for a great year, have a wonderful summer!
 
The Certificate Incentive Program is up and running!  See below for details...
 
Current Assignment:  *New playing lessons are posted in the Band Google Classroom*
 
Flute:  Use the green boxes to play and memorize Bb, B, C, D, Eb, E, F, G, A, Ab.  Practice through pages 4-33  being sure you understand how the time signature and key signature affect playing the music, how a dot after a note adds half more value to the note, the different tempo markings, and how to play accents and count multiple measure rests. Work ahead as needed.
Work on the Flute Private Lesson #6, 21, 48 and Excellence in Composition # 28, 41, 66. Practice Mastering Excellence on p. 38 #1 and Rhythm Studies on p. 44-45.  Clap, count and then play the rhythms. Try incorporating the private lessons #35,60,73,and 79 into your practice routine.
 
Clarinet:  Use the green boxes to play and memorize C, D, E, F, F#, G, A, B, Bb. Practice through pages 4-33 being sure you understand how the time signature and key signature affect playing the music, how a dot after a note adds half more value to the note, the different tempo markings, and how to play accents and count multiple measure rests. Work ahead as needed.
Work on the Clarinet Private Lesson #6, 21, 48 and Excellence in Composition # 28, 41, 66. Practice Mastering Excellence on p. 38 #1 and Rhythm Studies on p. 44-45.  Clap, count and then play the rhythms. Try incorporating the private lessons #35,60,73,and 79 into your practice routine.
 
Saxophone:  Use the green boxes to play and memorize G, A, B, C, C#, D, E, F#, F. Practice through pages 4-33 being sure you understand how the time signature and key signature affect playing the music, how a dot after a note adds half more value to the note, the different tempo markings, and how to play accents and count multiple measure rests. Work ahead as needed.
Work on the Saxophone Private Lesson #6, 21, 48, and Excellence in Composition # 28, 41, 66. Practice Mastering Excellence on p. 38 #1 and Rhythm Studies on p. 44-45.  Clap, count and then play the rhythms. Try incorporating the private lessons #35,60,73,and 79 into your practice routine.
 
Trumpet:  Use the green boxes to play and memorize C, D, E, F, F#, G, A, B, Bb. Practice through pages 4-33 being sure you understand how the time signature and key signature affect playing the music, how a dot after a note adds half more value to the note, the different tempo markings, and how to play accents and count multiple measure rests. Work ahead as needed.
Work on the Trumpet Private Lesson #6, 21, 48 and Excellence in Composition # 28, 41, 66. Practice Mastering Excellence on p. 38 #1 and Rhythm Studies on p. 44-45.  Clap, count and then play the rhythms. Try incorporating the private lessons #35,60,73,and 79 into your practice routine.
 
Trombone:  Use the green boxes to play and memorize Bb, C, D, Eb, E, F, G, A, Ab. Practice through pages 4-33 being sure you understand how the time signature and key signature affect playing the music, how a dot after a note adds half more value to the note, the different tempo markings, and how to play accents and count multiple measure rests. Work ahead as needed.
Work on the Trombone Private Lesson #6, 21, 48 and Excellence in Composition # 28, 41, 66. Practice Mastering Excellence on p. 38 #1 and Rhythm Studies on p. 44-45.  Clap, count and then play the rhythms. Try incorporating the private lessons #35,60,73,and 79 into your practice routine.
 
Washington Band Extra Practice Time: Thursday Morning 7:55-8:15.
 
Optional Certificate Incentive Program:
Printable Information:
     Some students who have been participating in the certificate "tests" and/or who take private lessons are ready to try and play more familiar songs.
     Most of the local stores have these solo books for purchase (usually sorted by instrument in the store).  Look for the word "Easy" on the front cover and to be safe, have the student look through the book to be sure they know most of the notes.
     To the right is a link for a Clarinet Disney solo book on Amazon to give you an idea.  Be sure to get the correct instrument!  Harry Potter and Star Wars music is also very popular...
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BAND SCHEDULE:
Wednesday 9:50-10:35
Thursday 1:45-2:30
 
BAND CONTACT INFORMATION:
Eric Buchen
ebuchen@rbusd.org

Yvonne Zoetewey
yzoetewey@rbusd.org
 
 
Beginning of the Year Links:
 
Click here to access the district instrument loan form:
 
 
Free Book Software:
 

Helpful YouTube link for beginning flute:

YouTube Flute

 

Beginning clarinet:

YouTube Clarinet

 

Beginning saxophone:

YouTube Saxophone

 

Beginning trumpet:

YouTube Trumpet

 

Beginning trombone:

YouTube Trombone

 
ADDITIONAL FILES:
Example of a fun solo book for Clarinet.  Available at a local store or on Amazon.