Welcome Parents and Students
to the 2015 - 2016 Harmony Band
Spring Band Concerts
6th Grade Band, Concert Band & Percussion EnsembleWednesday, June 8th , 7 pm
Jazz Ensemble & Symphonic Band
Thursday, June 9th , 7pm
6th Grade Band students are to report to the cafeteria at 6:30 pm. Please wear black bottoms & white tops. No ties. Get out your instruments, but do not play until told to do so. Make sure that you have your music !!!
6th Grade Band Rehearsal on Stage
Monday, June 6th 3:30 – 5 PM
Please have your ride pick you up at that time !
Concert Band Students, are to report in uniform to the band room at
7: 00 pm. Remember to wear black dress shoes.
Jazz Ensemble & Symphonic Band Students, are to report in uniform to the band room at 6:30 pm. Remember to wear black dress shoes.
All Jazz Ensemble, Concert Band and Symphonic Band students are to bring a change of clothes and turn in the band uniform immediately after their performance.
School owned instruments are to be turned in immediately after the concert.
Homework and Practice
All Instrumental students are expected to practice on a regular daily basis. The amount of time a student practices is dependent upon the material needed to be mastered. This is considered Homework for band students.
Generally, the more a student practices, the better they will sound on their instrument. This is especially true if they are working with a private teacher. Parents are encouraged to help set-up a daily practice regiment for the student. Parents and students interested in Private Lesson, see Mr. Shoremount for recommended teachers.
Did You Know ???
Research shows that music is to the brain as physical exercise is to the human body. Music tones the brain for auditory fitness
d allows it to decipher between tone and pitch.
Children who study a
are more likely to excel in all of their studies, work better in teams, have enhanced critical thinking skills, stay in school, and pursue further education.
Regardless of socioeconomic status or school district, students who participate in high-quality music programs score 22 percent better on English and 20 percent better on Math standardized exams.
Learning and mastering a musical instrument improves the way the brain breaks down and understands human language, making music students more apt to pick up a second language.
( When asked about his theory of relativity ) “It occurred to me by intuition, music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception.”
“Music is a higher revelation than all
wisdom and philosophy.
Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents.”
Ludwig van Beethoven
“Music is the soundtrack of your life.” - Dick Clark
“Keep boppin’ till you drop.” Jazz Musician’s Retirement Plan.
“There are two kinds of music; the good and bad. I play the good kind.”
“All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff”
“ You don’t need any brains to listen to music” Luciano Pavarotti
“life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.”
- Ronald Reagan
Slow and Clean is always better than Fast and Sloppy”
"I might not have been President if it hadn't been for school music. Learning improves in school environments where there are comprehensive music programs."
The Harmony Band is now on "Youtube."
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Watch video's of Declaration Overture
Our Heritage & Destino !
Paul E. Shoremount, Director
Additional News and Information:
Disclaimers: The introduction music on this website is ROUGH RIDERS by Karl L. King, arranged by James Swearingen, performed by the Harmony Middle School Band. (c) 1943 by C. L. Barnhouse Company (SESAC). This arrangement (c) 1996 by C. L. Barnhouse Company (SESAC). Used by permission. Usage of ROUGH RIDERS is exclusively for the Harmony Middle School Band website. The publisher reserves all other rights.