Welcome to a new exciting year in band. We hope to have lots of fun making music.Remember if you have any questions please feel free to contact me. 



Way to go band! You are starting to sound and are reading music. Everyday we get better and I want to keep that up. I am very proud of all of you for the hard work you have shown to get to this point. Keep it up! I know you can do it. Thank you!
Thanks students for the hard work! You are sounding great. Remember we are working on the first five notes in our octave (Bb) - Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So. I am so proud of all of you for playing your instruments and getting a good sound. It is impressive. 

I will not be at school on Tuesday but I am sure you will be amazing. If I receive good notes then I will give you all a treat. 


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Phoenix Band, here are fingering charts for your instruments.

Flute: Bb scale
Alto Sax: G scale
Clarinet: C scale
Trumpet: C scale
Baritone: Bb scale
Trombone: Bb scale




Thank you Phoenix Flames!

You all worked together and did a great job trying all of the families of instruments. I am very proud of you. I will have information letter going out to families to talk about the responsibilities that will be handed to you when you get your instrument. These are very expensive pieces of equipment and I need to know that I can trust you with them. Please do not show otherwise. I know you can make great choices. You are a Phoenix! Together, we will sore to new heights. I am excited. Let the flame of music engulf you! 

Go Phoenix!

Woodwind Week


Reminder Phoenix Phenoms: This whole week we are trying out instruments. Alto, Tenor Sax and Clarinet reeds are $3 EACH! Decided in advance which is the one you would like to try and I will have reeds. 

Have a choice by Thursday and I will make decisions for Monday. 

Thanks everyone for you patience and hard work.

Go Phoenix!
I will have a letter to take home stating that if the students would like to play a clarinet or saxophone (alto, tenor), as oppose to one of the brass instruments, there will be a $3 fee for reed. This will enhance the students experience in the woodwind family. If this is something that interests you I will talk about it more tomorrow and have a handout. 

Thank you so much for your patience today. I appreciate all the help. You were all great.

Go Phoenix!