Friday, October 30, 2015

Special Video/Activity 10-30-15 (Happy Halloween!!!)

In class activity:  (You'll need a mobile device for this.  If you don't have one, find a partner to sit with who does!)

Go to this site.

(type in "")

(if prompted, you can install the web app on your phone.  tap download then "add to home screen".
Follow the directions.)

Then wait for Mrs. Reynolds to start the game and we will enter the "Game PIN"

Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saens:

According to legend, "Death" appears at midnight every year on Halloween. Death calls forth the dead from their graves to dance for him while he plays his fiddle (here represented by a solo violin). His skeletons dance for him until the rooster crows at dawn, when they must return to their graves until the next year. The piece opens with a harp playing a single note, D, twelve times (the twelve strokes of midnight) which is accompanied by soft chords from the string section.
The first and second themes, or fragments of them, are then heard throughout the various sections of the orchestra. 
The piece makes particular use of the xylophone to imitate the sounds of rattling bones.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Saxophone Field Trip 10/21/15

The Northwest saxophones were invited to attend a saxophone clinic at FL Schlagle High School given by the University of Kansas saxophone professor, Vince Gnojek.

We had a great time and learned all kinds of saxophone-goodness!  Thank you Mr. May and the Schlagle Band for allowing us to join.  :)

Friday, October 16, 2015

Marching Festival! and special video 10-16-15

Are you coming to the marching band "Battle of the Bands" festival?
     What:  KCK Marching Band Festival   When:  Saturday, Oct. 17, 3:00pm
   Where:  Washington High School Stadium
   Cost:  $8 per person (staff members, free with employee badge)
By the way, I'm told if the stadium is completely full, security will CLOSE THE GATE.  No one else is allowed in (even if you purchased a ticket in advance).  This will happen because its a VERY popular event.  Be early early EARLY!!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Special Video 10-2-15

(I heard this song live at the concert last night.  Stanky!)