Brown Band

The leading music class at Brown

Above and Beyond

Congrats to the following middle and high school band members for their awesome performances around the Louisville area.  Matthew Wrocklage-10th Grader; Performed with the Louisville Jazz Youth Project at UofL.

David Mauzy-7th Grader, Sam Langford and Noah Havlik-8th Graders Performed at the UofL Summer Wind Band Institute.

Bryce LaRue-6th Grader; Performed at the Sounds of Summer Percussion Camp with world renowned drummer, and my former teacher, Dennis DeLucia.

 

 

 

Smartmusic

 

This is one of the finest music practice and assessment software available today.  This year, I am asking that everyone pay $40 for the practice software and microphone.  We have been using this for the past 3 years, and have noticed an increase in the ability to perform music at higher levels. 

Go to:  http://www.makemusic.com/ and learn more about smartmusic.  I have been signing up students at school and taking them through practice sessions so they will be able to receive instant feedback on their playing.   SmartMusic will aide your child's progress in band on the homework and performance assessment portion of their grade.

Our Band Goal is to have everyone using smartmusic at home by October.  This will be our primary way of practicing assigned pieces in band.  There will also be tests assigned through the software that your child will be responsible for practicing, which Smartmusic will automatically grade. 

Yes, your child will receive INSTANT FEEDBACK!!!  This is an amazing learning tool.  Send your $40 to Michelle Today!  Checks can be made payable to:  Brown School Band.

CONGRATS JAZZ COMBO!!!

The jazz combo got invited out of hundreds of other school music programs all over the state to perform at the Kentucky Music Educator's Association (K.M.E.A.) conference on February 8, 2013.  Way to Go!!!

Distinguished Bands at Brown

Congrats go out to the 6th grade band and 7th Grade Band for their Distinguished performance at KMEA.  Congrats go out to our 8th Grade Band and High School Band for their Proficient Rating. Go BANDS!!!!

 

Brown Band is in the Spotlight

Congratulations All-County Band Members!!!

The following Band members were selected to be in the 2012 All-County Band. 

8th Grade:  Luke Smith

HONOR BANDs, clinics and band camps.  FUN, FUN, FUN!

The Morehead State University is having their Middle School Tri-State Honor Band weekend in November.   Please go to this link to learn more. MSU Honor Bands.  Morehead  also holds a concert band clinic in February for high school students. Check the MSU link above for more info.

I've been receiving lots of college music information lately.  I will be posting this information on the bulletin board in the classroom for students and parents to peruse.

 Summer Camp information is coming.  Everyone who is interested in the Foster Music Camp should prepare a solo to send in.  This camp is an excellent experience that your child will benefit highly from.

H.O.P.E. Percussion Camp for Middle and High school students will be this summer.  All percussion students are highly encouraged to go to this camp.  There will be experts in every field of percussion teaching fundamentals of how to play drumset, hand drums, rudimental snare drum, concert percussion, and keyboards.

And the GRAMmy goes to..................

The High School Jazz Combo submitted a recording to the Grammy in the Schools organization in January and just recently found out that they will receive $5,500 in grant money.  Come Check out this ensemble at the High School Spring Concert on May 10th at the Brown School.

U of L Music Partnership

The University of Louisville has started a partnership with the Band program at Brown.  Music students from UofL will be assisting our students with music sectionals and solo help for KMEA contest.  This is an amazing opportunity for our students as well as the students from UofL.

Brown b.l.t.  (Band Leadership team)

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