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School is closed Friday, May 26 and Monday, May 29.
Doan
Instructor: Mr. Doan   
Welcome to Mr. Doan's Instrumental Music (BAND) Program!
CURRICULUM:
Pre-K & Kindergarten students:
* Instructional times: †3 days a week for 40 minutes (one marking period)
* Introduction to instruments of the orchestra
* Basic music theory skills (notation & rhythms)
* Introduction to recorder skills and exposure to Orff's instruments (Marimba, Xylophone, and bells)

First and Second grade students:
* Same as above but add:
* Proficiency on recorder skills
* Introduction to guitar utilizing the Little Kids Rock Program
* Introduction to brass and woodwind instruments (trumpet & clarinet)
* Bi-weekly assessments on music theory and performance skills

Third grade students:
* †Same as above but add:
* Basic skills on brass and woodwind (flute, clarinet, trumpet and trombone)
* Weekly assessments on music theory and performance skills
* Preparation for students interested in being Band majors in 4th grade

Fourth grade students:
* Same as above but add:
* Instructional times: †Daily for 40 minutes and additional ensemble time afterschool for advanced students
* Proficiency on a band instrument
* District assessments on music theory and performance skills
* Invitations to perform at concerts

Fifth grade students:
* Same as above but add:
* Extensive training and preparations for students to audition for a performing arts in middle school
* District-wide assessments on music theory and performance skills
* Mandatory participation in all concert and invitations to district and state-wide trips/competitions
* Serves as Band ambassadors at various events and invitations to participate with the East Orange Unified Marching Band
Announcements
SCHEDULE for May 22-June 2, 2017
Week of May 22-26, 2017
Monday - Ensemble for Lion King
Tuesday - Ensemble for Lion King
Wednesday - No Ensemble
Thursday - No Ensemble/ Signing Day
Friday - No School

Week of May 30-June 2, 2017
Monday - Ensemble for Lion King
Tuesday - Ensemble for Lion King
Wednesday - No Ensemble
Thursday - Ensemble for Lion King
Friday - No Ensemble/ Lion King Concert (5:45pm - Report to Mr. Doan's Room/ 6:30pm - Concert)
Lion King, Jr. - Friday, June 2nd at 6:30pm. The band will play prior to the start of the show. Participants will wear ALL BLACK for the show.
Lesson Activities for the week of May 22-June 2, 2017
Pre-Kindergarten Class (Ms. Drakert's Class)
Introduction to Orff Instruments (rhythm sticks, bells, tambourine, shakers, claves)
Intro to Instrumental Music with activity on Smartboard: www.nyphilkids.org
1st Grade (Ms. James' Class)
Intro to Instrumental Music with activity on Smartboard: www.nyphilkids.org
Orff Instruments - NJPAC Artist in Residence - Patricia Billings
2nd Grade (Mrs. Nathan's Class)
Intro to Instrumental Music with activity on Smartboard: www.nyphilkids.org
Intro to Band Instruments
Essential Elements Method Book #1-10
3rd Grade (Mr. Collin's Class)
Intro to Instrumental Music with activity on Smartboard: www.nyphilkids.org
Intro to Band Instruments;
Essential Elements Method Book #1-10​
4th & 5th Grade Band Majors
* Bb Major Scale & Warm-ups
* Signing Day repertoires & Grandparents' Day repertoires: I'll Be There, Party Rock Anthem
2016-2017 CONCERT SCHEDULE
MAY
25 - Signing Day - 9:30am - CTES Cafetorium

JUNE
2 - Annual Musical Production, "The Lion King, Jr.", 6:30pm, Cicely Tyson Community School Main Stage, Admission: $2 - Advanced/ $3 - At Door
5 - Annual Musical Production Encore (for CTES only), "The Lion King, Jr.", 9:30pm, Cicely Tyson Community School Main Stage, Free
15 - 5th Grade Graduation, 5:30pm, Cicely Tyson Community School Main Stage, Free
Discussion Topics
Blog Entry Band Welcome Letter Posted: Friday, September 9, 2016 at 12:09 PM Discuss
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