Summerglen Band Blog

Fun and helpful musical info for elementary band students and their families.

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Entries from October 2019

A Band Parent on the Benefits of Music Education

October 27th, 2019 · No Comments

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Especially for Hortons Creek: Music Reading Challenges

October 20th, 2019 · No Comments

This week at Hortons Creek, our band students are beginning the process of learning to read music! Reading music can be challenging for young musicians; fortunately, there are many ways that parents can help make it easier. One great way to help your children is to understand the difficulties they’re facing as they learn to [...]

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Tags: helping your child succeed · music reading · practice

Hey, Hortons Creek – Let’s Read with the Four Steps!

October 20th, 2019 · No Comments

At this point in the year, all our band students at Wiley and Hortons Creek are reading musical notation. The beginners are just getting started, learning to decipher the written notes and translate them into correct fingerings and lip positions on their instruments. On the other hand, the already-fluent readers in the Continuing Band are [...]

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Concert Coming Up – What Should I Do?

October 15th, 2019 · No Comments

It’s hard to believe, but our first concert of the year is coming up next month! For those of us who have never experienced a band concert before, it may be tough to know how to help our children get prepared. Even Continuing Band families may feel a little rusty on concert prep, since we [...]

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Tags: concerts · helping your child succeed