Splitting up winds and percussionists
- This topic has 2 replies, 2 voices, and was last updated 10 years ago by .
- The forum ‘Band’ is closed to new topics and replies.
I really tried to get the scheduling this year with my 7/8 grade band to work out so that they traded off days with winds and percussionists coming to class. They have the class opposite a study skills class and already rotate out with choir so I thought it would work but it wouldn’t. I student taught at a much bigger school where the winds and percussionists in seventh grade were a separate class and I really saw the value (especially for the percussionists because they often get ignored in the back and then goof off) of having the groups separated. I would like to be able to still do this within my classroom on alternating days. I am asking for ideas of what to do with the group I am not working with on the day they are not playing. I have thought of them just bringing homework and getting participation points for doing it, but I don’t know about this. I might be able to get some computers in the room that kids could be on (but no internet). Does anyone know of free or cheap music software that could be downloaded and used without an internet connection. Something where students could be self directed and need little help from me.
Or if anyone has any other ideas of self directed activities the kids could be working on so I am with the other group. The point is to free me up as much as possible to be with the group that is playing, so I don’t want something that is going to take a lot of instruction and guidance from me.
I would appreciate any ideas.
If you have access to Ipads, I would recommend checking out some of the apps for those. I would say that the students should be working on some type of music related work. Some things they could do is make sure their music is numbered and key signature is marked. Hope these ideas help.
I definitely do not have access to ipads. I am in a very small very poor district. But I definitely would like to have them doing something music related!
Strictly Necessary Cookie should be enabled at all times so that we can save your preferences for cookie settings.
If you disable this cookie, we will not be able to save your preferences. This means that every time you visit this website you will need to enable or disable cookies again.