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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. Yvonne Zoetewey and Mr. Eric 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.
 

Benefits of Participating in a music program

  • Research shows when music is included in a student's daily learning that reading, writing, and math scores improve.
  • There is a high correlation between positive self-perception, healthy self-esteem, total interest in school activities, and the study of music.
  • College admission officers give special consideration to students who participate in their high school music programs.
  • Employers often seek out students who are a part of their high school music programs because of the student's ability to solve problems and work well with all kinds of people.
  • There is a strong bond of friendship that forms among musicians.  This bond gives musicians a sense of support and belonging that will follow them through their educational career.
Current Assignment:
All instruments use page 2-3 and/or the above YouTube links for reference on assembly, hand position, and making a sound.  Work ahead to page 7 or beyond as you feel comfortable!  Make sure you have the names of the notes and fingerings in the green box on page 6 memorized.
 
Flute: Practice getting a sound on the mouthpiece and correct hand position. Practice Page 6-7 #1-12
Clarinet: Always have more than one reed.  Practice Page 8
Sax: Always have more than one reed.  Always use your neck strap.  Practice Page 8
Brass: Practice Page 6-7 #1-12
 
Madison Band Extra Practice times:
Monday before school (7:45-8:10) and Wednesday during morning recess.
 
Optional Certificate Incentive Program:
Info Updated soon