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5th Grade Band

 
 
Welcome! We are excited to share that the elementary band program will continue thanks to the generous, continuous support of the Redondo Beach Educational Foundation (RBEF). The 5th grade band teachers are Mrs. Zoetewey and Mr. Buchen. We are a traveling team, visiting each school site twice each week to provide high quality music instruction. By working together, we are able to focus on specific instruments in smaller groups, giving students more focused attention and instruction.
 
 
Our First Concert is Thursday Feb.6 at 8:30 in the Cafeteria.  No special dress required
 
The Certificate Incentive Program is up and running!  See below for details...
Current Assignment:            Keep a pencil in your instrument case!
 
Flute:  Use the video link and/or use the book Pg. 2-3 to properly put together your instrument and form good playing habits.  Use the head joint as directed to find the sweet spot for your air.  Use the green boxes to play and memorize Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G.  Practice 29-34 on Pg.10 and work ahead as needed.
 
Clarinet:  Use the video link and/or use the book Pg. 2-3 to properly put together your instrument and form good playing habits.  Be careful with the bridge key while assembling the upper and lower pieces.  Use the green boxes to play and memorize C, D, E, F, G, A.  Practice 29-34 on Pg.10 and work ahead as needed.
 
Saxophone:  Use the video link and/or use the book Pg. 2-3 to properly put together your instrument and form good playing habits.  Make sure your neck strap is tightened correctly while you play.  Use the green boxes to play and memorize G, A, B, C, D, E. Practice 29-34 on Pg.10 and work ahead as needed.
 
Trumpet:  Use the video link and/or use the book Pg. 2-3 to properly put together your instrument and form good playing habits.  Do not push or pound (even lightly) on your mouthpiece to avoid it getting stuck.  Use the green boxes to play and memorize C, D, E, F, G, A.  Practice 29-34 on Pg.10 and work ahead as needed.
 
Trombone:  Use the video link and/or use the book Pg. 2-3 to properly put together your instrument and form good playing habits.  Be sure not to grip the slide too tightly with your right hand.  Use the green boxes to play and memorize Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G.  Practice 29-34 on Pg.10 and work ahead as needed.
 
 
Beryl Band Extra Practice Times:
Tuesday right after band during lunch
 
Optional Certificate Incentive Program:
Printable Information:
BAND SCHEDULE:
Tuesday 11:45-12:30
Thursday 11:45-12:30
 
BAND CONTACT INFORMATION:
Eric Buchen
ebuchen@rbusd.org

Yvonne Zoetewey
yzoetewey@rbusd.org
 
Beginning of the Year Links:
 
Click here to access the district instrument loan form:
 
 
Free Book Software:
 

Helpful YouTube link for beginning flute:

YouTube Flute

 

Beginning clarinet:

YouTube Clarinet

 

Beginning saxophone:

YouTube Saxophone

 

Beginning trumpet:

YouTube Trumpet

 

Beginning trombone:

YouTube Trombone