Welcome Back to the 2017-2018 School Year!

Thank you for visiting the TMS Band website.

Listed below you will find important information. 

 

I have set up this website for my  TMS band students and parents.  Here, you can find the important documents and resources that  we use in our school band program. 

Band students and parents will begin receiving newsletters via email, "Greetings from the TMS Band Room."  This newsletter is sent via email and contains important information about upcoming events, homework  assignments, concerts, etc.

Please consider liking our TMS Band page on Facebook. 

 

If you have any questions  or messages for me, you can call the school or email me, (email is the fastest  way to contact me).  I will reply as soon as possible.

 

susanpasserella@hvrsd.org

 

And make sure you download the FREE mobile app called Bandmate Chromatic Tuner.  We use it in class, and it will really help your child  practice at home.  It will actually show them what note they are  playing, so they can see for themselves if they are playing the correct note!

 

 

2017-2018 School Supplies

 

Instrument & Accessories Supply List

All 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Band students must have:

 

1” inch,  black, three-ring binder

 

Pencil Case for three-ring binder + 3 pencils, 1 eraser, 1 blue pencil, 1 red pencil, 1 highlighter, (any color)

 

1 music stand (for home use only)      

 

1 label on their case, (luggage tag)   

 

Please: label all supplies:  binder, pencil case, cork grease, valve oil, etc

 

 

The following link provides a list of band director approved instruments and accessories. Students are responsible for renting or purchasing and maintaining their own instruments. Students that use a school-owned instrument are still required to obtain the appropriate accessories and cleaning supplies.

 

All Band instruments should be brought to school by: Monday, September 19th.  Please be sure that your rental contract allows you to keep your instrument until the end of the school year: June 23, 2017. 

 

 

 

Please click the link below for a list of essential school supplies:

 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1o0g4T8rABLU5Mi1R3YQUt4_seE3tjdpD8q5bHWeBNm0/edit?usp=sharing

 

 Band Handbook

Please click on the following link for information regarding the TMS Band program.

Page 2 provides an anknowledgement form for performances.  Please print, complete and return that page to

Ms. Passerella by Friday, September 16th.

 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Hwt5F7XgCXaTcAMs7od-aZVq5-PtgUTAsa9wjvcpdYc/pub

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Music?

Want to train your brain? Try music:

https://flipboard.com/@flipboard/flip.it%2FeSwXSF-want-to-train-your-brain-forget-apps-le/f-a4a9493a90%2Ftheguardian.com

Want to raise your I.Q.? Try this:

 

Here are 18 reasons to play an  instrument: 

http://www.effectivemusicteaching.com/articles/directors/18-benefits-of-playing-a-musical-instrument/

 

How playing an instrument benefits your brain:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0JKCYZ8hng

 

Why getting an "A" is not good enough:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpyzGO2aQzE

 

Band Parents, 

Are you looking for some gift ideas for your young musicians?:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qAlqnNMxCacFAss6vgRyvS11TSjcZWfjnAXreFe3I34/edit

 

Band Students, 

Looking for some fun songs to play?:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqipAeDrpKzXr7wR3yl6vVw

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Reunion House Concert Google Form: 

https://docs.google.com/a/hvrsd.org/forms/d/1sOQgPKNse9No_2aMZWoixl9VxYn3vdmdcU5-cT42ong/edit

 

Enjoy this performance of our Marching Black and Gold as they captured 1st Place in the Yamaha Competition @Metlife Stadium:

http://www.hvrsd.org/apps/video/watch.jsp?v=124879

 

 

How to Clean and Maintain your Instrument:

http://www.beginningbandbootcamp.com/cleaning-and-maintenance

  

 

 

Looking for some interesting information and videos about your instrument . . .click below:

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Interested in someday becoming a member of the MBG?:

MBG 2015-16 Recruitment Video.mp4

MBG Night with Timberlane.mp4

 

 

All Band Students should have shared the Band Handbook with their parents.  Please complete and return the last page of the handbook, ASAP.  If you need a new copy, here is the link:

 

 

 

Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ)

Please enjoy these videos:

http://yocj.org/ensembles/saxophone-program/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCawnB5nmWwqVSOFguWpO-Aw

http://yocj.org/photos-videos/videos/

 

Landfill Harmonic - The Music Makers from Paraguay:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJxxdQox7n0

 

 

 

 

 

Note Trainer:

http://www.childrensmusicworkshop.com/musictheory/trainers/html/id82_en.html

This is a very useful and easy to use site that shows you how many note identification answers you get right or wrong, and what percentage you get right!  Click on the 'Settings' button to change the clef.  You can also drag the notes up or down to customize the range you're working on. 

 

SPEED NOTE READER
This is an excellent exercise for percussion students, helping them learn to quickly associate notes on the staff with their visual image on the keyboard.
Level 1 is the only level that is not percussion-specific.