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(updated April 12, 2014)  Please scroll all the way down the page because I keep adding things.

The Symphonic Band presented a Lunchtime Concert this week, and the All-City Orchestra presented their Spring Concert at Brown MS, along with the All-City Band.

The 6th and 7th grade music classes have begun the final quarter of the year.

The Band and Orchestra members should be working on their composition assignments.   Each student is expected to compose an original work for the instrument they play in our groups.  It can be any length, as long as it is at least 32 measures long.  We will perform them for each other in June.  The compositions are due on Thursday, April 17.

ENSEMBLE SCHEDULE NEXT WEEK (April 14-17):

Monday-Orchestra
Tuesday- Jazz Band, Concert Band
Wednesday-Symphonic Band, All-City Orchestra field trip
Thursday- Jazz Band, Orchestra
Friday- no school (Good Friday)

Please see my grading policy on the 6th grade and 7th grade music pages.

Here is my schedule for extra help and guitar:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday mornings (I have Jazz Band the other mornings) and
Monday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons (I have meetings on Tuesdays and All-City Orchestra on Wednesdays)
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Each instrument case MUST have a nametag on it!

Each child will be expected to play our ensemble music to the best of their ability. Please help your child set up a good routine as early as possible. Your child will need a metronome, a music stand, and a quiet place in the home for practice. Percussionists will also need a practice pad, and a stickbag for their
drumsticks and mallets.

Please note the concert dates on the Music Department Dates page, and make sure they get written on the family calendar.  Unlike elementary school, your child will receive a report card grade for Band or Orchestra.

DON'T MISS A CONCERT!  Students in band and orchestra receive a report card grade.  The concert is their term assessment.  Excused absences include illness or injury, and urgent family business.  Anything else is considered an unexcused absence.  If a student misses a concert for an unexcused reason, he or she will be called to the music room to play through the program in order to demonstrate preparation for the class, or, the report card grade will drop.

You can reach Mr. Livingston by...

or telephone- 617-559-6828

or by fax-  617-552-7752

(but email is best!)






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