Announcements

The REALLY Winter Concert Is Here!
All Bands - Rescheduled
Thursday, January, 5, 6:00 PM @ WMS
Set up after school (tentatively) - We will be done by 3:30 PM
Call time for all is 5:30 PM
Cadet Band on stage, Concert Band in Choir room, Symphonic in Band Room, Jazz Band in gym
By 5:50 PM - all should be in the gym


Especially practice your long tones and breath control...
How long can you hold a note with only one breath?

  Congratulations to all those that came in to record their Jr. All-State Auditions  

(We sent in a record 27 auditions, this year!!!)

Congratulations to those who were accepted into one of the two WMEA Jr. All-State Bands!

                                       Baker Band                   Rainier Band

                                       Jacob Earlywine           Sam Byrd

                                       Ben Kapsandy               Ryan Kapsandy

                                       Veronika Kettel             Haneol Lee

                                       Max Minjares               Carter Maloney

                                       Scarlet Trcka                  Kaylee Shen

                                                                                Michael Tsien


 

 




Some good music and education quotes:

"Music is the shorthand of emotion." Tolstoy

"Fast makes slow but slow makes faster." Anonymous


"Conceptual understanding is imperative for intrinsic involvement." Americole Biasini

“The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,
is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.” – William Shakespeare

"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene.
It was a necessity for me-like food or water." Ray Charles

Thanks,
Mr. A