Welcome to the Cary High Band
Online Classroom Page as of 1/13/2021
There is nothing that can truly replace the enjoyment of music face to face, However, we must think outside the box to keep the student's playing skills moving forward, engage their curious mind to the possibilities of music outside of the classroom, and inspire them to make music a lifelong endeavor.
3rd Quarter Cary Band Calendar Document (as of 1/13/2021) - HERE
3rd Quarter Curricular Band Breakdown Document (as of 1/16/2021) - HERE
Grades - Student accountability is VITAL to their continued development. There will be periodic playing examinations where students will demonstrate a skill/etude/song by recording themselves, and sending to Mr. Foster for a grade via Google Classroom. The students will not be able to see other's work, only Mr. Foster.
Google Classroom and Remind -
4th Period - Concert Band - euip2df
1st Period - Symphony Band - wx2mimj
2nd Period - Wind Ensemble - pamlq6y
Remind - FOR ALL - Text to 81010 with the message - @87hd9f
What the students will need prior to start
Concert instrument - make sure that your instrument is in good working condition (slides pulled, valves oiled, lots of good reeds). If you need a school-owned instrument, make sure you use the form on the front page of our website, or contact Mr. Foster - firstname.lastname@example.org. ALL PERCUSSIONISTS will be playing on a snare drum pad and snare sticks. Since we can't, and don't have enough, mallet instruments (marimba/xylophone/etc) for each student, we will focus on snare development only during this online time. When in school, percussion will play on school equipment.
Books - for the group playing days, the students will need 2 books. You must purchase the books prior to January 20th. Some students may already have the Foundations Book. I've included amazon links, but many music stores have them as well -
Foundations for a Superior Performance - Amazon link here. *This book is for ALL students
Standard of Excellence Book 2 - Amazon link here. *Concert Band and Symphony Band
Standard of Excellence Book 3 - Amazon link here. *Wind Ensemble
Earn money for the Band General Fund every time you purchase. Just be sure to go to smile.amazon.com anytime you purchase from Amazon. Be sure to configure your Smile account's charitable organization to be "Cary Band Boosters Club".