happy friday!

April 26, 2012
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2nd period – please practice.  is anyone actually reading this

3rd period – we are going to have a quiz on everything that we talked about today.  it literally will be the exact same quiz we did in class.

  1. havana and matanzas
  2. off the coast of florida in the carribbean sea/atlantic ocean
  3. the roots may be traced to africa
  4. rumba is a rhythm, a dance, and a type of music/song
  5. tumba, segundo, quinto
  6. congas, clave, blocks, shekere, voice
  7. Los Munequitos de Matanzas

4th period we will have a quiz on modes.  you will have to write them.  i will then play two for you to ID.  Symone, if you are reading this and e-mail me tonight you will get an “A” on the quiz.

here is an awesome song from Ethan.

6th period the homework is due on friday – e-mail if you have a question.  1st page of unit 2 as well as the write up on queen, lyrics, and intro to cuban music (watch the rumba clip).

8th period does anyone actually look at this?  if you raise your hand and ask to sing on friday then you will get 20 pts extra credit.

this is one is for you 8th

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3rd period @ girls soccer!

April 25, 2012
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3rd period we are going to play for the soccer game @ 4 pm. please arrive in the band room at 3 pm.  we will stay until half-time.  more details to be announced.  tell everyone.

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Good Luck with TESTING!

April 23, 2012
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2nd period-watch tocatta for a new age.  it is on the post below this!!

3rd period-watch the clip from yesterday.  pop quiz on thursday.  anything goes.

4th period – lydian and mixolydian for thursday (on b-flat).  and finish method # 2 worksheet.

check this out when you can!

6th period  find lyrics for “Somebody to Love,” and also watch any rumba clip with Los Munequitos. Complete a write up for thursday.

8th period e-mail the essay by midnight tonight.


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Last Week in April

April 23, 2012
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2nd period

3rd period

4th period – ionian, dorian, and phrygian modes on b-flat.

6th period -continue testing.

8th period – essay is due on monday!!  current state of the music address.

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Happy Friday!

April 20, 2012
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thanks to everyone that showed up to parent-teacher conferences.  it is always a pleasure meeting your parents.

here is a song submitted from Rachel in 4th period.  i particularly enjoy the rhythmic accuracy and excitement!!

i also just wanted to re-post this one.  so many things i like about it.  what do you like about it?

friday i have a show in appleton, wi, to celebrate earthday.  and then saturday night i hit the double door with fatbook.  there is a chance that the show will be broadcast live.  check here if you want.

all the best.

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Happy 4th Quarter!

April 17, 2012
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concert band, go here – Toccata for a New Age

define toccata!

2nd period
-way to go at contest!!  i can’t wait to finish the year off strong with you all.

3rd period -we will play some drums on wednesday.  great job at the concert.  as soon as the clips are up i will tell you.  i am so proud of you all.

words cannot express what happened thursday night.  i will try to explain through the majesty of song.  these go out to everyone.

4th period-way to go team!!   i am so proud of everyone that performed!! i am so proud of everyone in the class!!  keep it up!!  quiz friday – 6/8 and more.  check out this clip, Nani is killing it.

6th period – playing test in 3rds for friday.  singing and playing.

8th period -essay is due next  monday – what is the state of music today?

here is the letter from Mrs. Gholston-Thompson:

Dear Students,

My soul was moved and heart warmed to hear the soulful and engaging sounds from Ghanaian and Brazilian cultures. By now, most of you have probably learned that music was a form of communication in most African and Latin American countries. Similarly, it was used as a tool for gathering family, friends, and even foes. I am so glad to know that you have embraced diverse cultures which represent only a fraction of our students’ roots. You were absolutely A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I am still trying to figure out how Mr. Flygt got everyone to clap, sing, rock and drum on beat for seven unique selections. Thank you for your hard work and dedication in continuing our school’s tradition of excellence in the Music Department.


Mrs. Gholston-Thompson

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alternative assignment

April 12, 2012
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if you can’t make the concert, this is due at midnight on thursday

musical madness for this track

that is all.

thursday is going to be great!!  special thanks to andrew, francisco, angelina, eliott, dave, andre, jose, michelle, abed, and jorge for playing the dance rehearsal.

i literally had the time of my life.

can’t wait to see you all kill it on thursday night.

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here is something to think about

April 11, 2012
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concert night is almost upon us!!  bring money for shirts if you want to buy them.

alternative assignment for no concert will be decided on and posted tomorrow during school.

check all grades NOW!!  then let me know what is up.

4th ladies that were gone, i will give you the assignment in class on wed.  it will be due thursday.


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end of spring break 2012!

April 8, 2012
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hello everyone!!

i trust your break was amazing!!  i had a productive and relaxing break.

i can’t wait for the concert this thursday!!  it is going to be a lot of fun!

  • reminder for rehearsal monday and tuesday immediately after school.  the sooner we get there, the sooner we will be done.
  • this is the only time we will have to practice “hold me…” with everyone
  • this is the only time we will have to practice the dance medley with everyone

please check grades and let me know what is up.  again, it is easier if you e-mail me specific details.

here are some other pics i have been meaning to put up!

we are going to take the stage like this on thursday!

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let this be our prayer…

April 1, 2012
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you HAVE to watch this

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A Music Educator with a strong love for percussion. At Lane Tech we work on building confidence and proficiency in music. You can reach me at aflygt@cps.edu. Be sure to follow us on twitter!!! @LaneTechHSMusic. THIS IS NOT A COMMUNICATION AVENUE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS.