March 20 2020

Reminder of Google Classroom required work

Just a reminder to those that have done nothing so far.  These assignments are virtual, but the grades are very real.  Stay on top of the work, and more importantly, stay on top of the paperwork.  Those that are doing the work, thank you!  Some good posts so far on name a percussionist, some great work being done on Theory Assignments, and some of you are getting good practice in.  Stay healthy, stay safe, but don’t just sit in your room and play video games (although that sounds great!), or you may find yourself repeating some classes next semester.

Things due tomorrow:
Individual Practice Week 1.2
Music Theory Assignment 1.2
Week 1 Video Assignment
Name a drummer or percussionist – 1 answer and 2 replies.
Things that are 2 days past due:
Individual Practice Week 1.1
Music Theory 1.1
I have started putting grades into Powerschool.  Missing assignments are now just listed as “missing”, as I am giving everybody a week to get accustomed to the new system.  Starting Saturday, I will enter zeros, and then will follow district policies for late work.
Handel
March 16 2020

Plans for School Cancellations 3/16 – 3/31

I’m sure that some of you are thrilled, some are distraught, some are in the middle.  Hopefully you are all safe, healthy, and have enough TP to get through the next few weeks.  Plans for the coming weeks will be mainly through Google Classroom, and from what I’ve seen, you all seem to have access to devices at home to take care of the work that you need to do.  Assignments will post at 4:00 today, and then on Sunday mornings.  I have sent invites to you all to join the current classes through your school accounts, but if that doesn’t work:

1st block code is: a2qhhah

2nd Block Code is : xacpsan

Please take care of all this work, and if all goes well in the first week, we won’t have to resort to any additional measures, such as SmartMusic.  Thank you for your hard work, and please communicate to me if there are any needs that you have during this time, unless that’s toilet paper, because all I can offer are old marching band parts.

Good luck, and stay healthy!

March 8 2020

Weekly Schedule 3/9/20 – 3/14/20

To start, great work done by the Concert 1 percussionists this weekend.   A LOT of sitting, I get it.  But every snare roll, cymbal crash, timpani tuning, and small percussion hit sounded great, and y’all looked the part while you were doing it.  You’re gonna be great in Atlanta.  But alas, we must forge ahead.  Here’s the plan:

  • Monday, March 9th
    • 1st Block
      • 4-Mallet Work
      • Yurikago
    • 2nd Block
      • 4-Mallet Work
      • Anitra’s Dance
    • After School
      • 4:00-4:30 – Adagio for Strings
      • 4:30-5:15 – PUNX
      • 5:15 – 6:00 – Stool Pigeon
  • Tuesday, March 10th
    • 1st Block
      • Stick Control
      • Perpetuo
    • 2nd Block
      • Stained Glass
      • Stick Control
    • After School – Per Mr. Lambert and Mrs. Radecke
  • Wednesday, March 11
    • 1st Block
      • Perpetuo
    • 2nd Block
      • Senegal Calling
  • Thursday, March 12
    • 1st Block
      • Senegal Calling
      • Yurikago
    • 2nd Block
      • Anitra’s Dance
      • PUNX
  • Friday, March 13th
    • Individual Practice: Focus on Solos, Day of Percussion Materials, and Stick-Control Stuff
March 1 2020

Weekly Schedule 3/2/20-3/6/20

Great job to everybody involved with the Jazz Bands this weekend.  A great job by all our percussionists, and the bands in general.  I hope everybody involved had a good time, and hopefully we can get more involvement with more students next year!  Here’s the plan for the week!

  • Monday, March 2nd – SAT Pre-Coding @ 11:02
    • 1st Block
      • 4 – Mallet Work
      • Yurikago
    • 2nd Block
      • Senegal Calling (1st half)
      • Individual Practice (2nd half)
    • After School
      • 4:00 – 5:00 – Anitra’s Dance
      • 5:00 – 5:30 – Stool Pigeon
  • Tuesday, March 3rd
    • 1st Block
      • Snare Work
      • Perpetuo
    • 2nd Block
      • Stained Glass
      • PUNX
    • After School
      • Concert Rehearsals per Radecke and Lambert
  • Wednesday, March 4th SAT
    • 1st Block
      • Snare Work
      • Pertpetuo
    • 2nd Block
      • Individual Practice on solos due to SAT
  • Thursday, March 5th
    • 1st Block
      • Senegal Calling
    • 2nd Block
      • Student Survey Thang
      • Senegal Calling
    • After School – NO JAZZ BAND
  • Friday, March 6th – Recital Demonstrations
    • 1st Block
      • Solo Demonstrations
      • Yurikago
    • 2nd Block
      • Solo Demonstrations
  • Saturday, March 7th – MATTRESS SALE @ Wando

Handel

February 23 2020

Weekly Schedule 2/24/20 – 2/29/20

Hats off to a great couple of performances and a weekend by all those that participated in Region Band.  A lot of great comments from your clinicians, or at least no pointed complaints, so I’ll take that!  Here’s the plan for the week:

  • Monday, February 24th
    • 1st Block
      • Snare work
      • Perpetuo (solidify and work Tom/Boomwhacker setup)
    • 2nd Block
      • Anitra’s Dance
      • Stool Pigeon
    • After School
      • 4:00-4:30 – Adagio for Strings
      • 4:30-6:00 – Stained Glass
  • Tuesday, February 25th – ACT & Pre-ACT Testing Day
    • 1st Block
      • Individual Practice, likely in band-room
    • 2nd Block
      • Individual Practice
    • After School – Concert Rehearsals per Mr. Lambert and Mrs. Radecke
  • Wednesday, February 26th
    • 1st Block
      • 4-Mallet Work
      • Yurikago (if Perpetuo went well)
    • 2nd Block
      • Stained Glass (cover any sections missed on Monday Night)
      • Continuum
    • After School – Jazz Band Rehearsals
      • 4:00-5:00 – Varsity Jazz Band
      • 5:00-6:00 – Big Band
      • 6:00-6:30 – Festival Band
  • Thursday, February 27th
    • 1st Block
      • TBA – Auditorium Unavailable
    • 2nd Block
      • Anitra’s Dance
  • Friday, February 28th
    • 1st Block
      • Individual Practice
    • 2nd Block
      • Individual Practice
  • Saturday, February 29th
    • All-State Jazz Performances @ Newberry College
    • Jazz Band Performance Assessment @ Newberry College

Handel

February 17 2020

Weekly Schedule 2/18/20 – 2/22/20

Hey Everybody-

Hope you enjoyed your 4 day weekend, and hope that you are all ready to come back in and get some work done this week.  Here is the plan:

  • Tuesday, February 18th
    • 1st Block
      • Snare Solo Work
      • Check Feast, New Piece?
    • 2nd Block
      • Anitra’s Dance
      • Continuum
    • After School – Concert Rehearsals per Radecke and Lambert
  • Wednesday, February 19th – Senegal Solo Audition Day
    • 1st Block
      • Percussion Ensemble Piece
    • 2nd Block
      • Stained Glass
      • Stool Pigeon
  • Thursday, February 20th
    • 1st Block
      • Adagio for Strings
    • 2nd Block
      • Punx!
      • Adagio for Strings
  • Friday, February 21st – Region Band Day 1
    • 1st and 2nd Block – Individual Practice
  • Saturday, February 22nd – Region Band Day 2
February 2 2020

Weekly Schedule 02/03/20 – 02/07/20

Good news, PUNXsutawny Phil didn’t see his shadow, so early Spring.  Bad news, early Spring, so mosquitos will be rough this summer.  Anyways, here’s the plan:

  • Monday, February 3rd
    • 1st Block
      • Rudimental Snare Work
      • Feast
    • 2nd Block
      • Continuum (Anitra’s Dance folks concentrate on 2nd half)
      • Anitra’s Dance work through 2nd half
    • After School – Percussion Rehearsal
      • 3:45-4:00 – Setup
      • 4:00-4:30 – Adagio for Strings (everybody)
      • 4:30-5:30 – Stained Glass
      • 5:30-6:00 – Stool Pigeon
  • Tuesday, February 4th – Technique Tuesday
    • 1st Block
      • 4 – Mallet Work
      • Begin work on Senegal Calling
    • 2nd Block
      • 4 – Mallet Work
      • Begin work on Senegal Calling
    • After School – Concert Band Rehearsals per Lambert/Radecke
  • Wednesday, February 5th
    • 1st Block
      • Rudimental Snare Drum work
      • Feast
    • 2nd Block
      • Stained Glass
      • PUNX!
  • Thursday, February 6th
    • 1st Block
      • Adagio for Strings
    • 2nd Block
      • Continuum
    • After School – Jazz Band
      • 4:00-5:00 – Varsity Band
      • 5:00-5:45 – Big Band
      • 5:45-6:30 – Festival Band
  • Friday, February 7th – SCMEA In-Service Convention
    • 1st Block
      • Individual Practice (Focus on Pratt solos & Feast)
    • 2nd Block
      • Individual Practice (Focus on Individual solos, Stained Glass and Anitra’s Dance)
January 26 2020

Weekly Schedule 1/27/20 – 1/31/20

Hey Everybody-

We’ll get some news about All-State / Region on Monday.  I heard from some of you that some auditions went well, others not so well.  All to be expected, and hopefully we’ll at least get some meaningful feedback and some answers to how to keep on getting better.  In any case, it’s about time we get back to work on some more material.   So here’s the plan:

  • Monday, January 27th -Flannel Day
    • 1st Block
      • Rudimental Snare Work
      • Feast
    • 2nd Block
      • Work through Anitra’s Dance
      • Work through Continuum
    • After School – Percussion Rehearsal
      • 3:45-4:00 – Setup
      • 4:00-5:00 – Stained Glass
      • 5:00-6:00 – Stool Pigeon
  • Tuesday, January 28th – Tie Dye Day
    • 1st Block
      • 4 – Mallet Work
      • Adagio for Strings
    • 2nd Block
      • 4 – Mallet Work
      • Adagio for Strings
    • After School – Concert Band Rehearsals per Lambert/Radecke
  • Wednesday, January 29th
    • 1st Block
      • Rudimental Snare Drum work
      • Feast
    • 2nd Block
      • Stained Glass
      • PUNX!
  • Thursday, January 30th
    • 1st Block
      • Timpani Technique Masterclass
      • Adagio for Strings if time
    • 2nd Block
      • Timpani Technique Masterclass
      • Continuum if time
    • After School – Jazz Band
      • 4:00-5:00 – Varsity Band
      • 5:00-5:45 – Big Band
      • 5:45-6:30 – Festival Band
  • Friday, January 31st
    • 1st Block
      • TBD
    • 2nd Block
      • TBD

See you all tomorrow.  I’ll have All-State and Region results tomorrow, too!

Handel

January 20 2020

Weekly Schedule 1/20/20-1/26/20

Just a quick update, will clarify schedule and update this schedule as the week progresses

  • Tuesday, January 21st – 45 minute Advisement Schedule
    • 1st and 2nd Blocks
      • Define Expectations for the semester
      • Hand out parts for new percussion ensemble pieces
      • Individual Practice/All-State Callback help-sessions
    • After School – Concert Band Rehearsals, per Mr. Lambert and Mrs. Radecke
  • Wednesday, January 22nd
    • 1st and 2nd Blocks
      • Continue All-State Callback help
      • Rehearse Perc Ensemble if time
  • Thursday, January 23rd
    • 1st and 2nd Blocks
      • Continue All-State Callback help
      • Rehearse Perc Ensemble if time
    • After School – Jazz Band Rehearsals Times TBA
  • Friday, January 24th
    • 1st and 2nd Blocks
      • Continue All-State Callback help
      • Rehearse Perc Ensemble if time
  • Saturday, January 25th – All-State Callbacks and All-State Jazz Auditions in Lexington
  • Sunday, January 26th – Charleston Jazz Festival Family Day – Wando Festival Band