Thursday, October 15, 2009

School Daze 10/15/09


I have just finished burning a CD for the Jazz Band. I went a little crazy tonight burning the tunes for you to study. I have about 5 different versions of My Foolish Heart, Blues in F featuring Charlie Biddle (Britt and Kyle especially- lots of ideas for improv), Blues in F/Five by Bill Evans Trio, Blues in Hoss Flat (Basie), the Jazz Band's favorite -The Chicken, Thad Jones's Groove Merchant (a blast from last year's past) Groovin Hard (Buddy Rich) one of my all time favorites, more Basie with Jumpin' At the Woodside, and Lullaby of Birdland as well as Jonah Jones's Stompin' At the Savoy. He was the first Jazz artist that I listened to. The album was called "Muted Jazz". To conclude the CD I have added a couple of renditions of Tickle Toe.

Whew! that will keep everyone busy PLUS don't forget your Smart Music assignment.

Remember that tomorrow night we have a football game.
Report time is 6:00 p.m. - dress for the weather.

In case you lost your critique paper for the Salem Band Show

Ooops - HERE IT IS ! ! !

Alvirne High School Music Department
Ensemble Critique # 3
Salem Band Show


Assignment Summary:

Your assignment is to view and critique our musical performance from October 10, 2009.
The Salem Band Show

This assignment is due by11:59 p.m. on Monday, October 19, 2009 – If you need to view the show outside of class let me know. Email attachments will be accepted.

Please PRINT OR TYPE papers CLEARLY!
Hand written papers will not be accepted!
Don’t wait until the last minute to do it!

Purpose:
To critique specific strengths and weakness of our marching show at Salem.

Writer’s Role: You have been hired as a field judge by the participating music directors at the Salem Band Show to review specifically the Alvirne High School Bronco Marching Band and Colorguard.

Audience: Mr. Bastien and the students of the Alvirne High School Bronco Marching Band and Colorguard

Form: 4 paragraph essay


FCA’s

1. Paragraph 1 – Introduce yourself and what you have been hired to do.
(10 Points)

2. Paragraph 2 – Identify 2 strengths (numbered) in each tune and explain WHY, these sets or marching fundamentals are strong. You must specify the drill set, counts and actions.
Getting on/ off the field, horn pops do not count. (30 points) Be set specific!

3. Paragraph 3 – Identify 2 weaknesses (numbered) in each tune and explain WHY, these sets or marching fundamentals are weak. You must specify the drill set, counts and actions.
Getting on/ off the field, horn pops do not count. (30 points) Be set specific!

4. Paragraph 4 – Conclude with strategies (drill, a specific exercise).
This paragraph should contain 6 strategies (2 for every weakness) numbered.
Explain the process by which you would fix each weakness – stay away from generalities.
You must specify the drill set and counts and you must be specific with your strategy. I will be looking for a lot of description. Just don’t write –“I would suggest the band practice shifting” You need to give me “Meat and Potatoes” in your descriptions.
Getting on/ off the field, horn pops do not count. (60 points) Be set specific!

Grammar and spelling count – 20 points!
10 points are deducted for everyday an assignment is late. Assignments will not be accepted after October 23, 2009!

I will also publish this on EDLINE for those of you who don't read my blog!

Hey I period band, hang in there NEWA testing is almost over and you'll be able to make music with your favorite Alvirne Band Director :-)

OK, time to spend a little time with the boss - Mrs. B

Ciao!
Mr. B