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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.
 
Current Assignment:           Keep a pencil in your instrument case!
 
Flute:  Use the video link and/or use the book Pg. 2-3 to properly put together your instrument and form good playing habits.  Use the head joint as directed to find the sweet spot for your air.  Use the green box at the top of the pages to play and memorize Bb, C, D, Eb, F.  Practice 15-20 on Pg.8 and work ahead as needed.
 
Clarinet:  Use the video link and/or use the book Pg. 2-3 to properly put together your instrument and form good playing habits.  Be careful with the bridge key while assembling the upper and lower pieces.  Use the green box at the top of the pages to play and memorize C, D, E, F, G.  Practice 15-20 on Pg.8 and work ahead as needed.
 
Saxophone:  Use the video link and/or use the book Pg. 2-3 to properly put together your instrument and form good playing habits.  Make sure your neck strap is tightened correctly while you play.  Use the green box at the top of the pages to play and memorize G, A, B, C, D. Practice 15-20 on Pg.8 and work ahead as needed.
 
Trumpet:  Use the video link and/or use the book Pg. 2-3 to properly put together your instrument and form good playing habits.  Do not push or pound (even lightly) on your mouthpiece to avoid it getting stuck.  Use the green box at the top of Pg.6 to play and memorize C, D, E, F, G.  Practice 15-20 on Pg.8 and work ahead as needed.
 
Trombone:  Use the video link and/or use the book Pg. 2-3 to properly put together your instrument and form good playing habits.  Be sure not to grip the slide too tightly with your right hand.  Use the green box at the top of Pg.6 to play and memorize Bb, C, D, Eb, F.  Practice 15-20 on Pg.8 and work ahead as needed.
 
Madison Band Extra Practice times:
Friday before school (7:45-8:10).
 
Optional Certificate Incentive Program:
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