I want to clarify some misconceptions that have been going around currently, regarding band this upcoming school year.
All band students will be learning how to play the instrument they signed up for regarding band class. The method book will be used daily by students with instruction from the teacher. Instruction will be in various forms of methods, with face to face virtual learning and explanations at the forefront. Additionally, Habits Universal, which is an online component that comes with the method book, features supplemental rhythm vocabulary sheets, accompaniment tracks, video start-up clinics, as well as professional video coaches for each exercise in the book, which will be displayed through videos, & explained by the teacher. Anything students will need to be able to perform will all be explained and demonstrated through weekly teacher-student video instruction, where students can ask questions or request additional guidance.
Throughout each quarter, students will be asked to submit individual performance videos for graded assessments. Each video will receive individual performance feedback from the teacher. All students will be shown how to create their own videos and how to upload it for grading.
Our goal is to make instruction as similar to "in-school" instruction as possible for the students.
All students who will be learning to play either the clarinet, flute, oboe, alto saxophone, trombone, or trumpet, should rent the instrument from a local music store in your area.
Thank you for your time and support,