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P. Graham

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Band

Grade 6 Social Studies

Grade 8 ELA

Welcome to my teacher website, and the band information web page. I am the instrumental band education specialist at Arthur Day Middle School.

During this COVID-19 interruption, we are unable to have students try band instruments for their selection. No matter what instrument they are interested in, the choice DOES NOT need to be made prior to choosing to be in band on the school registration forms. 

For remote learners - I have sent information and assignment links through TEAMS. The Featured Links will direct you to other places on the web that students in my classroom are encouraged to visit and participate.

Please feel free to contact me at: pgraham@retsd.mb.ca or 204.958.6522.

Below are links to the Manitoba Band Association and SmartMusic. Manitoba is fortunate to have one of the best Provinces for music education, and support for music programs in the country.

The SmartMusic software program is a great music tool for kids learning to play an instrument, and all band students will have music in their band classes that they can play along with, including their entire method book. This software allows students to play along with music accompaniment on the computer, and allows them more interesting practice time. With a microphone, it also instant feed back assessment on their performance. While it is not a requirement to have a microphone to use this software, it is recommended. This does not have to be a special instrument microphone, just a regular one that plugs into your computer sound card. Most songs are able to be played with assessment, and the computer then determines if the notes and rhythms are being played correctly and displays that instantly on the computer screen. There are demonstrations on this web site to explain the software and features. This software is advertised as free until June for music teachers and students, so please DO NOT pay for this service at this time.


 

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