'Must be the music…..,

Mr. Coulter

May 11, 2015

Attire for Choral Festival and Band Festival

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Dear Parents:

Listed below is the attire for the upcoming Chicago Public School music festivals.

Choir and  Vocal Ensemble  Festival – Thursday  May 21, 2015

Boys: Solid White Dress Shirt, (No letters or deigns on the shirt) Black Dress Pants, (no jeans) Black Belt, (no sagging pants) Black socks, all black dress shoes, no gym shoes. Neck Tie – Choose your own color – (No Bow Ties.)

Girls: Solid White Dress Shirt, Black skirt or Black Dress Pants, no jeans, (no stretch pant or leggings worn as pants). No mini skirts. Skirts should be slightly above the knee or lower.  Black dress shoes, (no gym shoes, flip flops or sandals). If the shoes are  ballet style shoes they must be all black and have a heel and sole. Actual ballet shoes do not have a heel and sole and will not be acceptable to wear.   Neck Tie – Choose your own color. (No Bow Ties)

If a student does not adhere to the required attire he or she will not be allowed to perform. Eighth grade students receive a grade for being in the vocal ensemble. If a student does not perform because of their attire, they will receive a zero for the day and the choir festival is treated as an exam grade.

 Concert Band Festival – Thursday May 28,  2015

Boys: Solid White Dress Shirt, black long tie, (no bow ties) Black Dress Pants, (no jeans) Black dress Jacket. Black Belt, (no sagging pants) Black socks, Black dress shoes, no gym shoes.

Girls:  Option #1. Solid White Dress Shirt, Black long tie, (no bow tie).  Black skirts or Black Dress Pants, Black Dress Jacket no jeans. No miniskirts. Skirts should be slightly above the knee or lower.  No stretch pant or leggings worn as pants.  Black dress shoes, (no gym shoes, flip flops or sandals). If girls choose to wear hosiery, it should be a solid color, black white, neutral or skin tone. No hosiery with any strips, fish net or designs.  If the shoes are ballet style shoes they must be all black and have a heel and sole. Actual ballet shoes do not have a heel and sole and will not be acceptable to wear.

Girls: Option #2. All Black Dress, not a black top and black skirt.

Black dress shoes, (no gym shoes, flip flops or sandals). If the shoes are ballet style shoes they must be all black and have a heel and sole. Actual ballet shoes do not have a heel and sole and will not be acceptable to wear.

If a student does not adhere to the required attire he or she will not be allowed to perform.

 

If you have any questions please

Thank you very much for your continued support.

 

Mr. Coulter

Fine Arts Coordinator

Lenart Regional Gifted Center

 

 

 

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April 16, 2015

Homework 7th and 8th Grade

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Write a 12 measure melody. Eighth grade due Monday 4-20-15. Seventh grade due Wednesday 4-29-15. Look at the attached rubric. 7th grade Rubric 12 bar melody  8th grade Rubric 12 bar melody

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February 27, 2015

Yearbook Picture Attire

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March 13th is Yearbook picture day at Lenart. Please read the attached information regarding the attire for the Lenart Vocal Ensemble, Band and Jazz Band.

Dear Parents 2015 pix day attire

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February 20, 2015

7th Grade recorder quiz beginning Friday 2-20-15

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The students will have a recorder quiz based on their level. The students will played Mary had a little lamb or long, long ago or polly wolly doodle based on their level or previous completed song.

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January 5, 2015

After School Band Practice

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The week of May 11th

Monday 2:45-4:30 Concert Band (Combined Advanced&Beginning Band).

Tuesday 2:45-4:30 Concert Band (Combined Advanced&Beginning Band)

Wednesday 2:45-4:00 Jazz Band

Week of May 18th

Monday 2:45-4:30 Concert Band

Tuesday 2:45-4:30 Concert Band

Wednesday 2:45-4:00 Jazz Band

Week of May 25th

Monday – No school

Tuesday 2:45-4:30 Concert Band

Wednesday 2:45-4:00 Concert Band  Final After School Band Practice

Parents for you child’s safety please come inside to pick up your child.

Thank you

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October 8, 2014

Upcoming First and Second grade music Theory Test

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The First and Second grade students have been learning about the staff and the clef signs.  Each student has a copy of Lesson 1 and 2 from the Master theory work book which covers the staff and clef signs.  We have worked on the lessons together in class. This is why each student should have a folder for music.  Please go over the lessons with your child at home.  The follow will take place in the coming weeks.

Week of Oct. 14th – The students will complete lessons 1 and 2 in class for an assignment grade – 12 assignment points.

Week of Oct. 21st – The students will have a quiz on the same lessons – 12 assessment points

Week of Oct 28th – The students will have a test on the same lessons – 12 assessment points

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Syllabus for Music 3rd-8th Grade

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     Lenart Regional Gifted Center

 Music – Instructor Mr. Coulter

 

Class Description       

General Music Grades 3rd-8th. The following will be taught in general music at Lenart:

Recorder

All students will continue to learn how to play the recorder. Each student should have their own recorder. (Recorder day is Friday for 7th grade)

Band Techniques

Each 5th and 6th grade student will learn how to play a musical instrument.

Vocal ensemble techniques

The 7th and 8th grade students will learn solo and ensemble vocal techniques.

Percussion Techniques

Students in the 4th grade will learn percussion techniques. Percussion techniques will enhance the student’s ability to read rhythms.

Theory

Music symbol and note recognition (Staff, Treble Clef, Bass Clef, Notes, Time Signatures, Key signatures, Note Values, Rest Values, Ledger lines, Slur, Tie, Flat ,Sharp, Accidentals.) Major Scales and Chord Structures

History

The Different time periods of music: Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Twentieth Century and Beyond.

Appreciation

Genre (Different Styles) Classical, Jazz, Blues, Gospel, R&B, Hip Hop, Salsa, Mariachi

Instruments

The students will learn about the four families of instruments:

Strings, Woodwind, Brass, Percussion

Extra Curricular

Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Group instrumental lessons, String Ensemble

Instructional Materials

Various Handouts. Each student must have a pencil, a spiral note book and folder (to keep graded assignments and handouts). Recorder.

                                                                   Quarter      Quarter      Quarter     Quarter

Grading Summary(per quarter)                 1st                2nd                3rd            4th

  1. Class Participation & Preparation 30% 30%               30%            30%
  2. Daily Assignments 30%     30%               30%            30%

(Folders, Recorders, Instruments for 5th & 6th grade included in assignments)

  1. Homework    10%              10%               10%           10%
  2. Quiz/Exams  30%               30%               30%           30%

(Included in this category, participation in the winter festival)

Total – Each Quarter———————-  100%          100%       100%          100%

 

 

 

 

Additional information regarding Grading and evaluations

  1. 1. Students are expected to come to class prepared to work. Please have pencil, paper, manuscript paper and a folder at all times. Walking into class eating or drinking or chewing will result in a reduction of your participation grade.
  2. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a respectable manner, with complete courtesy, integrity and honesty at all times. Please refer to the Uniform Discipline Code regarding acts of misconduct.

The following classroom rules must be adhered to at all times.

  1. When the teacher is talking, no one else is talking.
  2. When another student is talking to Mr. Coulter or addressing the class, no one else is talking.
  3. If you have something to say please raise your hand and wait for the teacher to call your name.
  4. Please keep your hands, feet and all objects to yourself.
  5. Follow instructions the first time they are given.
  6. Turn in all assignments on time.
  7. When you are doing independent work, do your own work.
  8. Work quietly unless otherwise instructed.
  9. With your help, the new chairs will look new forever.
  10. Be positive.

 

Extra Credit

  1. 1. Students can receive extra credit if he or she participates in a musical performance that is not associated with Chicago Public Schools. The student must inform Mr. Coulter at least 2 weeks prior to the performance. If Mr. Coulter cannot attend the student must bring proof of their performance back to school: (Program with student’s name or a note from the director, conductor, coordinator, etc.., of the group.)Remember, notice must be given 2 weeks prior to the performance.

 

  1. Listen to WHPK – Mr. Coulter is a D.J. at WHPK 88.5 FM alternating Saturdays from 12 noon to 2pm. Listen to the show. Write the name of 3 songs with the artist and turn it in to Mr. Coulter on the following Monday. You can call the station and ask for the titles of the songs and artist during that time. Station #773-702-8424. If you can not pick up the station on the radio it streams live at www.whpk.org. You can do this twice in a marking period. You can also listen to other WHPK Jazz format shows. Please see Mr. Coulter for a schedule of the Jazz time slots. If you choose to do this assignment during other shows you must write the date and time you were listening and the name of the DJ.

 

Grading Scale:

The following grades and grading scale will be used when grades are entered.

Grade                                    Average

A                                          93-100

B                                          87-92

C                                          78-86

D                                          70-77

F                                            0-69

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Letter to 6th Grade Parents – Band Class

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Dear 6th Grade Parents,

The band class will begin on September 16th. The students were assigned an instruments for class.  If your child __________________________ already has an instrument then he or she will be playing that instrument. Your child will be playing the ____________________. Your child already having an instrument helped facilitate the class being a band class.  Although I have acquired some instruments over the years there is still not enough instruments for an entire class so thank you for helping to make this happen. Your child must bring their instrument to class every Tuesday and Thursday.

If your child _____________________________ is using a school instrument then he or she will be playing the _____________________.

The students will play this instrument for the entire school year. If you would like for your child to play another instrument I have attached information to this letter on how to rent or purchase an instrument.

For students who are using a school instrument I am recommending that they purchase their own mouthpiece. I have a representative from Quilan and Fabish Music Company who will deliver the mouth piece to the school. The prices are as follows:

Clarinet mouthpiece – $19.95-$40.00

Alto Saxophone mouthpiece – $14.75-$54.00

Cornet Mouthpiece – $18.00-$29.95

Trumpet Mouthpiece – $18.00-&35.00

Baritone Horn & Trombone Mouthpiece $34.00

Tuba Mouthpiece – $46.00

Drum Sticks $5.00 a pair.

Each student who is playing the drums must have their own pair of sticks.

 

 

These are the prices I recommend for beginners. You can buy a more expensive mouth piece or drum sticks. You can check The Quilan and Fabish website. Click on supplies and scroll down to mouthpieces. I will take orders for mouthpieces on Thursday September 18th.  Please indicate the mouthpiece and the price you would like to pay. Write the students name and sign your name.

The students are excited about the opportunity to learn how to play an instrument.  My expectation is that the students put forth an effort and try.

If the students follow instructions, participates and puts forth the effort to learn how to play the instrument this will be an exciting, fun and productive experience. The following rubric will be used when assessing the students.

The students can earn 5 assignment points every class period.

  1. Come prepared to class. Bring pencil, paper, music folder, instrument (if you are using your own instrument) to class.
  2. Assemble the instrument as instructed.
  3. Make every attempt to play the instrument as instructed.
  4. Take care of the instrument when it is in your possession.
  5. Pay attention and follow all instructions and rules.

If a student is using their own instrument and they do not bring it to class they will not receive the first 4 points.

This is a beginning band class and I will be teaching the students how to play the instruments. For those students who are more advance on their instrument, they will have opportunities give demonstrations to the class and their section and possibly serve as section leaders.

If students would like to be a part of the Lenart school band they must come to beginning band practice after school on Tuesdays from 2:45-4:00. Please see the attached form.

I’m very excited about the opportunity to expand your child’s knowledge of love of music.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

 

This is worth 5 homework

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September 15, 2014

Recorders, 6th Grade Band class, After school Band rehearsal, Syllabus, rubric

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Recorders

All students in first through 8th grade should have a recorder. Students are required to have their recorder on the following days.

First Grade – Friday   Second Grade-Thursday    Third Grade-Wednesday   Fourth Grade-Wednesday    Fifth Grade-Thursday    Sixth Grade-NA    Seventh Grade-Friday   Eighth Grade-Wednesday

Sixth Grade will not use recorders this year. The music class is a band class.

6th Grade Band Class

The 6th grade band class begins this week.  The students will begin playing instruments this week.  There will be additional information regarding the 5th grade band class soon.

After school band rehearsal 

After school band rehearsal begins this week

Advanced Band – Monday

Beginning Band – Tuesday

Jazz Band – Wednesday

Syllabus, Rubric

Students in third through eighth grade received to syllabus and participation rubric for music class last week.  The items must be signed and returned by the student and parents.  Grades 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th were due last week. Third grade is due Wednesday 9-17 and 7th grade is due Friday 9-19.

 

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