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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 April 3-21, 2017
Monday - No Ensemble - Staff Meeting
Tuesday - Ensemble for everyone!
Wednesday - No Ensemble
Thursday - No Ensemble - Mr. Doan presenting in Atlantic City, NJ
Friday - No Ensemble - Mr. Doan presenting in Atlantic City, NJ

Week of April 10-14 - Spring Break!

Week of April 17-21, 2017
Monday - Ensemble for Everyone!
Tuesday - No Ensemble - Tech Rehearsal for Spring concert
Wednesday - No Ensemble
Thursday - Music Spring Concert (Report to CTES Bandroom at 5:15pm); Concert at 6:30pm ($1 tickets paid in advanced and $2 at door);
Friday - Birthday Party (12:15pm - Please bring an item to share)
Lesson Activities for the week of April 3-7, 2017
Pre-Kindergarten Class (Ms. Pula'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. Perkins' Class)
Intro to Instrumental Music with activity on Smartboard: www.nyphilkids.org
Orff Instruments - NJPAC Artist in Residence - Patricia Billings
2nd Grade (Mrs. King'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 (Ms. Gonzalez'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
* Black History Repertoires: All-City Repertoires: Theme & Variations & Stormy Monday; NJMEA Concert Festival repertoires: Bristish Grenadiers, Scottish Ballade and Drive
2016-2017 CONCERT SCHEDULE
APRIL
20 - Music Spring Concert, 6:30pm, Cicely Tyson Community School Second Stage, $1 Tickets paid n advanced (available at CTES Main Office until Thursday, April 20th by 3pm) or $2 at Door.

MAY
19 - Grandparents' Day/ Literacy with Families, 9-1pm, Cicely Tyson Community School Second Stage, Free
25 - Signing Day
29 - Memorial Day Parade, 9-1pm, East Orange City Hall, Free


JUNE
1 - Annual Musical Production, "The Lion King, Jr.", 6:30pm, Cicely Tyson Community School Main Stage, FREE
2 - Annual Musical Production Encore (for CTES only), "The Lion King, Jr.", 1:30pm, 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
Blog Entry Getting to Know You! Posted: Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 9:39 PM Discuss
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