Music In our schools Month
Community Musician's Day
Thursday, May 16th at Meachem Elementary 1:45 School Concert 6:00 Evening Concert
Band and Orchestra lessons are offered to all 4-5 Meachem students who have shown interest and have submitted a permission slip. Lessons on these instruments are offered: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone/Euphonium, and Percussion. Instruments are provided by the district for rental but are first come, first serve.
Lesson times for Meachem Students are on Mondays and Tuesdays all day and Wednesday afternoons. Lessons are scheduled during 30 minute periods throughout the day and rotate each week so the scholars are not missing the same class each week to come to their lesson.
Lessons are set-up so that like instruments are grouped together. During the lessons, skills on their specific instrument are taught to them.
NYSSMA Solo Evaluations: musicians can choose to perform a solo, scales and sight reading in front of a New York State Schools Music Association Adjudicator. The adjudicator provides feedback, positive comments and positive suggestions providing growth opportunities for the musician.
Concert Band is a performing ensemble consisting of members of the woodwind, brass, and percussion families of instruments.
Concert Band rehearsals for 5th Grade Band Members are on Tuesdays at 2:00 PM.
Orchestra is a performing ensemble consisting of members of the string family.
All-City Concert Band: Elementary (5-6) is an additional performing opportunity for Clary musicians. Scholars are recommended by their teacher. This ensemble rehearses on a Friday and Saturday mid-winter and performs that Saturday afternoon at the All-City Instrumental Music Festival
Onondaga County Music Educator's Association All-County Music Festival Instrumental Ensembles: Musicians can choose to audition for this festival and, if chosen, will perform with this ensemble during the festival weekend.
Below you will find audio links to selections we are currently working on. Feel free to listen and/or practice along.