Music Boosters March 12:
There will be a re-organizational meeting of the Fairbanks Music Boosters on Wednesday, March 12, at 7pm in the FHS band room. It's time for a new slate of officers and some old and new projects to be undertaken. We need your help! The Fairbanks Music Boosters is an organization dedicated to assisting the music programs at Fairbanks with both services and financial support. Any parents of a musician in grades 1-12 are welcome to attend meetings.
More info is available at www.fairbanksband.org.
Friday, March 7, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014
Tuesday, March 11
7pm~ HS Gym
6th grade band
Junior High Concert Band
Attire: black pants, choir T-shirt (long sleeve shirt underneath if you choose), any kind of shoes
Report time: 6:30pm HS band room
(boomwhackers will be in the band room for you)
- Parents may pick students up in the band room after they perform if they have no more ensembles to perform in.
- Everyone is invited to stay for the whole concert (should last about an hour and 15 mins)
- 6th grade band: leave the risers after our performance and get your instrument/music from your family member and follow Mr. Keller's instructions.
Attire: concert black. If you choose to wear a skirt please be sure that it is of school code length; to have leggings or hose of some sort on. Dress professional and look classy. Your attired should not be a distraction to your performance.
When the 6th grade band takes the stage- report to the band room for warm-ups.
- Sit with your family during the beginning of the concert and after you perform.
- It is asked that all performers stay for the entire concert. It is only polite and good concert manners to do so. The concert will last just under over an hour and 15 minutes. Only students excused in advance may leave before the end of the concert. Please treat other performers as you would like to be treated.
- Be courteous during the other performances. There should be no talking during while others are performing.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014
The Holiday Concerts are now on the "video" tab.
Monday, February 10, 2014
The Fairbanks Youth Choir will be singing
The National Anthem
Boys Varsity Basketball game
Wed. February 12
Youth Choir members are to report to the HS band room no later than 6:45pm.
Please enter through the main/side door, sign in on the FYC list and head to the band room
**I will need a few parents to help supervise**
jeans, FYC tshirt, tennis shoes
(if you don't have a FYC tshirt please wear a panther shirt that is red, white or grey-no black)
FYI: If students/parents wish to stay for the game- admission tickets must be purchased at the gate.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Here is the listening for our
March 11 @ 7pm
Pardon the Expression by Jill Gallina
*Remember to make your voice do what you are singing! (getting louder, staccato, sforzando, etc)
Musical terms are important to learn ____ if you want to sing with expression.
Dynamics are clues that we must learn to use. Now here is our notation lesson.
(slowly) If it says forte___ then sing it loudly, loudly and proudly that's how it goes.
If it says piano then sing it softly, and even softer for pianissimo.
Then there's crescendo: it means grow louder, but you must do__ it gradu_ally.
Diminuendo and decrescendo just mean grow softer and softer you see.
We're very FONdo of the sforZANdo, 'cause it means SUDdenly LET out a BURST of sound.
We find it's MAIN effect will make a NERvous wreck out of Any one STANDing around.
Accelerando means to go faster; faster and faster, till you reach the end.
Unless you see a "ritard." it isn't too hard, it just means to slow down, my friend.
You see a lotto ____ of the staccato,___ a little dotto that means keep it short, you see.
Marcato means you must give every note a thrust; and legato means smooth as can be___.
Accelerando__means to go faster; faster and faster till you reach the end___.
Unless you see a "ritard", it's not very hard,___ it just means to slow down, my friend.
Now that you're in a daze from each musical phrase; accelerando,__add a sforZANdo,____
and now crescendo__ it's not very hard (spoken) "ritard".
(voices split alto vs soprano on this part)
All the world____ you'll impress_____ with your dynamic success_____
there'll be bravos___ and flowers_____ and praise_______________ 'cause you've mas----tered__
(wait) each__ mu__si__cal__________________________________________________________
(spoken while being held out) There's gotta be a fermata!!