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Google Classroom Code:

2019-2020 Concert Dates:

5th + 6th Grade Winter Concert - Dec 13th @ 9:00am
7th + 8th Grade Winter Concert - Dec 19th @ 7:00pm
5th + 6th Grade Spring Concert - May 15th @ 9:00am
7th + 8th Grade Spring Concert - May 21st @ 7:00pm


Band Handbooks and Schedules

6th Grade Band Lesson Schedule
6th Grade Band Handbook
7/8 Concert Band Lesson Schedule
Concert Band Handbook
5th Grade Band Lesson Schedule
5th Grade Handbook

List of Local Private Instructors


Festival Auditions
NJSMA (Regionals)
MEBCI (County Band)
NJAJE (Jazz Regionals)

Useful Links
Print Free Blank Sheet Music
Free Online Metronome
IMSLP (International Music Score Library Project's Petrucci Library)
Vic Firth's Snare Drum Rudiments
Note Flight - free music notation site


Practice Tips

- Practice 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week (150 minutes/week)

- Pratice in a quiet room without distractions, with a stand and a hard chair with a straight back

- Quality not Quantity! Practice intelligently.

- Always Warm-Up.

- Having trouble? You can do it! Just follow these steps:
1. play just the first note
2. now add the next note
3. keep adding notes one at a time until
you can play the whole phrase

- Practice slowly at first.

- Remember to breath!

- Take a break.

- Use a tuner and a metronome.

- Use a mirror to check your embouchure.

- Have fun! Improvise, make your own music, or play your favorite music. It all makes you a better musician!



Mr. Takagi
contact via email: ttakagi@hohokus.org


October 2019     

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core curriculum content standards in a safe and nurturing environment that will allow students to maximize their
potential and prepare them to be responsible, contributing members of a diverse society.”