saturday practice

September 9, 2017
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calendar, google classroom

batons, all uniforms, next week!


instrument lockers, inventory, music, general game plan

TODAY: 9-11:45 inside.  band will practice all tunes with a lot of time on get lucky and crazy in love.

12:45 or 1 pm: outside. entrance!!  first 2 hours.  then hit it again.  then work on 4 to 2 and simulated entrance into stadium


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band board

September 8, 2017
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present: sam, adam, steven, angelica, david, michelle, crystal, yuri, jean, jose, jelilat, tristan, eric platt,

topics: shirts? homecoming, communication, getting the most out of things, ideas, fun things.  volleyball? bike race? dress up formal social, cookout,

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day 3

September 7, 2017
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what are we doing?

current events




rhythm exercises:

continue form from yesterday.  review stuff for friday.

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day 2

September 6, 2017
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varsity band: lockers

-small instruments find mr. flygt in the back. trombones, in legacy hall.  sharing!  will clarify.

music appreciation:


rhythm exercises and warm-ups

  1. testify
  2. solfege
  3. form – you are the best thing – ray lamontagne, firehouse rock – the wailing souls

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welcome back!

September 5, 2017
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varsity band:

-updates (room usage, money, drumline, schedule, e-mail list)

-lockers today (flutes, clarinets, saxes, trumpets – double up if possible)

-i need help after school today unloading the van.

music appreciation

-have a seat! anywhere!  welcome! introductions

-pass out syllabus and discuss

-google class room and survey

-assignments by friday


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saturday 9/2

September 2, 2017
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Warm-Up, SSB, Go Lane Go, Get Lucky, Crazy in Love, entrance (cadences: sugar kane, clock tower, 10 of hearts, sequence…)

even more…

  1. what is your why?
  2. needs being addressed
  3. october 6th, a day to rejoice

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day 4

August 31, 2017
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review friday and saturday, then, story time

run all songs by ourselves.  4:30 meet with all (flags and majorettes)

at some time break.

then hit SSB

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day 3

August 30, 2017
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sorry about yesterday

brief meeting

quick history lesson

all of the tunes

…plus O and maybe…………$


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day 2

August 29, 2017
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sorry about yesterday

sign in on the wall

review dates

then flags and majorettes can leave.  you guys can hit the following routines.  for friday we will not play get lucky and crazy in love.   we will run everything thursday.

varsity anthem, go lane go, crusher, heart of steel, shout it out, spottie ottie, uh oh, get lucky and crazy in love.  all today.  plus a few cadences: # 1,2,3, spin, and O.

a statement about climate of life and relationships will be forthcoming

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day 1

August 28, 2017
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-opening statement


-relationships and trust

-repertoire best case scenario: varsity anthem, go lane go, crusher, heart of steel, shout it out, spottie ottie, uh oh, get lucky and crazy in love.

-today we will run all of these at a slow tempo


i had a fantastic summer! it went by quick as usual.  a few highlights for me: being home in wisconsin a lot.  my mother broke her wrist so that was pretty intense.  camping trip with mr. obrien.  4th of july parade in evanston.  trying to help MA coordinate a ride and then not.  a fun gig at taste of chicago.  going to bloomington, IN, for a percussion hang with my buddies at IU.  not listening to the new ocho mixtape.  having my van break down twice.  going to some awesome weddings.  catching up with an old grade school friend.  watching the packers pre-season games.  hanging with my parents dog and my brothers dog.  going to northern wisconsin.  going on a short canoe trip with my dad.  falling out of the canoe with my dad.  going to south dakota.  visiting the corn palace.  going to see some old familial land in south dakota.  going to see laura ingalls wilder little house on the prairie.  going to colorado.  taking public transporation in denver.  walking around a lot in fort collins.  going to california,  hanging out in san jose.  driving a bit to northern california and hanging in the redwoods at brazil camp.  playing a lot of drums.  buying a vintage drumset.  my roomie is moving out, sad.  it is going to be a great year hanging with you again!

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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.