Tomorrow we begin the 2020-21 school year in a historic fashion – remotely. It has been determined that I must meet live with my 3 concert groups through at least Oct. 22 (end of the first quarter). I’m going to do this through “google classroom.” This is a very new experience for me; however, I believe I’ve learned just enough to get started.
The schedule for this week (and only this week) is as follows:
Symphonic Band 8:45-9:35
Wind Ensemble 9:45-10:35
Concert Band 10:45-11:35
The google meet codes for each of these classes are as follows:
All of the students will need to meet with me every day as I am required to record attendance. The school is very strict with this as funding for our school is entirely dependent on our attendance.
The schedule for the remainder of the quarter (beginning 8/24) is as follows:
Symphonic Band 9:45-10:45
Wind Ensemble 10:55-11:55
Concert Band 1:00-2:00
Same google meet codes.
The transcript of the lessons for each day will be posted on our band’s website – www.athensdriveband.com
Although this way of examining the literature and musical content discussed cannot entirely substitute for the live-interaction that google classroom offers, it will give you a general idea of the content that is being addressed. I am passionately committed to making certain that our time together is meaningful. This is NOT a substitute for the magical experience of creating music every day; however, one can grow as a musician through listening and learning about music as well…and that is the approach that I am going to continue to take.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions. I will try to answer them as best I can!