We have spent several weeks learning about music genres, what makes a genre unique, and how to defend our musical preference in a musical way. (This unit is based on Band Slam clips from the Grammy Hall of Fame.) As a final project the students develop a CD cover for their own "band". This is the back of the cover and they do a creative artistic design on the other side! Look in the next few weeks for some samples!!
Monday, February 18, 2013
I got to spend the weekend filling in for the PWHS Band at the Colorado State University - Pueblo Festival of Winds Honor Band. My only issue was reminding myself that I am the teacher and not one of them!! I am always amazed that you can work through 5 pieces of music in two days and have them performance ready. The highlight of this festival (in addition of course to the final concert) were the 5 concerts for the students to relax and enjoy. I enjoyed having the chance to enjoy everything from a full brass band to an electric bassoon!!