More than a third of students from low‑income households
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Marching Band Matters
My students need these instruments for our show, “Phobias”. This is the first time they’ve played many of these instruments, but they will also be used, even as we change to concert band season.
CF is a small, rural farming community. Our school's motto is: "Small school environment; Big school opportunities". We want our students to have every advantage that larger schools have.
The students in CF bands are eager to learn and excited that the program is growing.
They beg me to begin new programs ranging from percussion ensembles to choirs. They are becoming better musicians every day.
One thing I love most about them is that because we are a small school, they are involved in lots of activities. Many of the band kids are also athletes and involved in other clubs, yet they continue to make music a priority.
Percussionists are expected to play a variety of instruments in a variety of styles. We are gradually trying to provide more of these unique instruments.
It goes without saying that putting these instruments (Cymbal Rattler and Rainstick) in percussionists’ hands give them a better, more well-rounded, experience.
We have currently been borrowing these instruments from other schools or using other instruments in their place. Unfortunately, replacing with a different instrument will never provide the unique sound intended.
The metronome is not just for the percussion section, but will be used to benefit the entire band. We have been talking about internalizing the beat Andy, with practice, this metronome will help us do just that.
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