WIND ENSEMBLE


Grade 12 Final Band Project

 

As per tradition, in order to receive your final Band Credit you must complete an exit assignment and make a presentation to the class. There are 3 parts to the assignment. Part 1 and Part 2 must be done individually.  Part 3 can be done in a group (2-4 people per group). You may choose which section of the assignment you’d like to present.  If you choose Part 3, then your whole group will present together. 

DUE DATE: Tuesday, May 21st

PRESENTATION DAY: Wednesday, May 23rd after school in the Band Room

Part 1:

MAKING CONNECTIONS

Explain what your ‘life plan’ is for the next few years.  Make creative connections to how your experiences and personal growth in Band Class will help you along your life path beyond high school.  Think outside the box.  You can simply type this part of the assignment up, or do something more creative, as long as you answer the question.

Part 2:

REPORT CARD

By the time you graduate I will have written (okay fine, I’ve copy/pasted a couple too) 16 report card comments for you.  I am asking that you all write 1 ‘report card’ comment for me. Report Card comments are written in three parts: Strengths, Weaknesses & Next Steps.  We do this to celebrate the excellent things you do, recognize the areas for growth and give feedback for how to improve. 

Be honest, you can’t hurt my feelings (I’m a band teacher, I don’t have any) and I love to improve through your feedback.

a)    Tell us about my good qualities as a teacher. Let me know if there are any experiences we’ve had in band that stick out to you as really positive! (strengths)
b)    Tell me about my not-so-good qualities as teachers (weaknesses)
c)    Provide me advice for future years as a teacher (next-steps)

Part 3: (this one can be done in a group of 2-4 people)


THE FUTURE

Being in band is awesome. You know that because you stuck with it to the end.  In a creative way, convince the future generations of students to sign up for BAND at Maples. 

Some ideas are: (but definitely not limited to…)

·         Make a video (create a vlog, write and perform a rap, conduct interviews around the band room and put together a video, make a video collection of all your performances with voiceovers, etc…)

·         Create a poster we can put up in the band room

·         Write a letter to a younger person in your life coming to Maples one day

·         Make a scrapbook

etc! If you’re not sure about your idea being acceptable, come and ask us. 

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Congratulations to the following students on being selected to play in the 2018/2019 Maples Collegiate Wind Ensemble. Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Fridays from 3:50 - 5:20pm in the Band Room.  * = section leader

Flutes (10)
(11) Jamie Verana (Piccolo)
(12) *Ruby Gosal
(12) Raella Recones
(12) Carylle Lozano
(11) Eman Chua
(12) Arielle Rosario
(11) Larissa Cabaguio
(10) Ruhanni Bedi
(10) Yancy Alcala

Oboe (1)
(12) *Melody Cacao

Clarinets (13)
(12) *Saira Sabio
(12) Kayla Pilgrim
(11) Josh Panoy
(11) Alanah Pamandanan
(10) Riana Recones
(10) Erika Layugan
(11) Elijah Padilla
(11) Kiara Russo
(10) Aira Aranzanso
(11) Nic Naumoff   

Bass Clarinets (2)
(12) *Candy De Lemos
(10) Amy Burnett

Saxophones (6)
(12) Dominic Luyun
(11) *Jessica Padre
(10) Abby Suarez
(12) Kenneth Guevarra
(11) Chantal Santiago
(11) Carl Calaje

French Horns (6)
(11) Jonathan Si
(11) Julian Puentespina
(11) *Phoenix Lulashnyk
(10) Stephanie Schau
(10) Joy Lee
(11) Anela Donesa

Trumpets (9)
(11) Avouri Kirton
(11) Shaundale Santos
(12) Christian Bayaua
(10) Aaron Detablan
(10) Sam Castro
(10) Roderick Fiddler
(11) Apollo Miao
(12) *Will Santos

Trombones (8)
(12) *Carl De Guzman
(12) Dex Feliciano
(11) Justin Panoy
(11) Katrina Reyes
(10) Herlinda Dalayoan
(11) Pauline Sison
(10) Miguel San Pedro

Euphoniums (3)
(12) *John Sumicion
(12) Juan Coprada

Tuba (2)
(12) *Garizaldy Gerra

Upright Bass (1)
(10) *Paolo Lacaba

Percussion (5)
(11) Miko Creer
(12) *John Verga
(10) Jenny Vo
(11) Melvin Caracuel
(12) Myles Lacerna
(12) Gian Asuncion


REPERtoire

We will work on and perform selections below for our performances this year. Not included in these videos is the SOPAC Premiere by Kenley Kristofferson. You will not find a recording of it because no one has ever performed it before! 


Sectionals

Sectionals will be approximately 2 - 3 times per month, at lunch time.  A schedule will be made available and posted here on the website ASAP.  Section Leaders will be in charge of running the sectionals and reporting back to Plam.  



REHEARSAL PLANS


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EXAM INFORMATION

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Congrats to everyone on doing a great job of preparing for your Wind Ensemble Exams! I was honestly very impressed at the high quality of preparedness from every single group. GREAT JOB!! I’ve really enjoyed listening to each group practice and it was great to hear everyone more individually than usual.

 

If your name is on this list, I feel like you would benefit from a slower paced rehearsal, breaking down some notes, rhythms, articulations, tuning spots, pulse and especially fast runs in the upper registers of the band.  If your name is not on the list you are welcome and encouraged to attend the rehearsal, but I do feel like at this point you are slightly ahead of the people who are on this list (it doesn’t mean you’re perfect yet ;) – keep practicing for perfection)

The following people are required to come to the rehearsal on Thursday at 2:00

 

Flutes:

Jamie, Raella, Carylle, Larissa, Ruhani, Yancy

Oboe:

Melody

Clarinets:

Erika, Aira, Josh, Alanah, Riana, Nic, Kiara

Horns:

Anela, Steph, Phoenix

Saxes:

Carl, Abby, Chantal

Trumpets:

Will, Apollo, Rod, Sam

Trombones:

ALL!
Carl, Dex, Justin, Katrina, Herlinda, Pauline & Miguel

Percussion:

Jenny, Melvin & Miko

****HOUNDS LISTENING MAP ASSIGNMENT DUE ON FEBRUARY 8TH****

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The First Wind Ensemble Maples has ever had!!! We performed One Thousand Cranes by Robert Sheldon and Second Suite in F by Holst. We received 3-5 star ratings and took home a trophy that night :)

The First Wind Ensemble Maples has ever had!!! We performed One Thousand Cranes by Robert Sheldon and Second Suite in F by Holst. We received 3-5 star ratings and took home a trophy that night :)

The first Wind Ensemble to perform in BANFF at the Rocky Mountain Music Festival. They played so emotionally (4 pieces: Ride by Hazo, Spoon River by Grainger, Florentiner March by Fucik and Satiric Dances by Dello Joio) and with beautiful musical sensitivity! #playforplam <3 <3

The first Wind Ensemble to perform in BANFF at the Rocky Mountain Music Festival. They played so emotionally (4 pieces: Ride by Hazo, Spoon River by Grainger, Florentiner March by Fucik and Satiric Dances by Dello Joio) and with beautiful musical sensitivity! #playforplam <3 <3