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Time to go back to school!! Yeah!! Welcome Back!!!

I’m so excited to come back to school! I LOVE school supply shopping, and hope you are all ready to get started!! This year will be a little bit different and exciting!! My schedule this year includes Grade 7 and 8 General Music (like usual) but also Grade 6 Chorus!!! YEAH!! I haven’t had the chorus for a few years, and I’m very excited to get back to teaching a performing group!!

Speaking of back to school supplies 🙂 General Music students will need to bring a folder to class. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just a folder that can live in class for the semester (not just an area in your big binder). You will also need a pencil, it’s not a bad idea to have a pencil that can live in your folder so that it’s always here :). The last thing you’ll need is a pair of headphones, nothing fancy or expensive!! Dollar Store headphones are fine, headphones make concentrating in class with 11 other pianos playing at the same time much easier!

Chorus students will need a pencil. Music folders will be provided for you and will be chock full of fun music for us to sing!!

Don’t forget to check out the “Listen to This” tab up on the top menu bar to see the music we’re listening to in class! This week we’re starting out with Tacoma, WA saxophonist Erik Steighner. I try to find something interesting and different every week for us to check out!

**Extra Credit**

If you are new to music at the Middle School, I almost always post an extra credit assignment in my weekly blog posts.  For the first extra credit of the school year, I ask students to bring either a box of tissues or a bottle of hand sanitizer. You can imagine with 250 students coming through my classroom over the course of 2 days, we go through a lot of tissues!! If you have an extra box of tissues at home, we’d greatly appreciate you sharing!!

Lots more information will be coming, along with the re-starting of the “This Week in Music Class” posts, but for now… Welcome Back!!! It’s going to be a GREAT year!!