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1. Our Marching Band will provide a “society” and “family” to which all band students can belong.
2. Our Marching Band will be a place where our students will learn values and standards, where they must learn to depend on one another in their pursuit of their excellence.
3. Collectively, our instructional staff is committed to teaching the students to be team players, how to fit into a community, and how to do their fair share.
4. Our Marching Band curriculum is committed to teaching the students to trust and respect themselves and appreciate the others that are participating with them.
5. Each performance is a special opportunity where students experience a sense of community and realize that the “sum of who they are, is far greater than any one individual.”
6. The instructors and students will be dedicated to the work ethic and professionalism necessary to achieve excellence.
7. Our Marching Band does NOT participate in competitions or evaluations to “win” a trophy. Rather, it provides our students the opportunity to perform to the best of their ability, the opportunity for critical evaluation for future improvement, and for an audience who is present specifically to appreciate their performance.
8. Our approach to our instruments, music, and performance will be the same in all aspects of our music education curriculum.
9. The students will accept responsibility for the quality of their performance. All criticism will be accepted and done in a constructive and positive manner that results in a successful scenario.
10. The members and instructors of our marching band realize that a well-rounded instrumental music education program consists of Concert Ensembles, Full Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Ensembles, Winter Guard, Music Theory, and Marching Band. Our Marching Band is viewed as just one of many important performance ensembles in our music education curriculum.
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This is Cat Island. It is located in Tashirojima which is a small island in Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan. With a population inhabited by mostly cats. 

# hanging with the catgang

(Source: yasakajinjya)

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Imogen Heap helps invent gloves that will “change the way we make music”

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I don’t think anyone could possibly imagine what having these would mean to me 

That’s neat.


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Sirius Black high-fiving Lily Evans every time she raises her hand in class.

Sirius asking James to high five her when he is took sick to come to class.

Remus Lupin doing it with a sigh and an immediate apology when neither Sirius or James is available.

Peter being overly enthusiastic about being asked to do it, and slapping Lily in the face by accident.

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Cute music terms to name your children:

  • Viola
  • Harmony
  • Melody
  • Cadence
  • Carol
  • Hymn
  • Celeste
  • Clef
  • Agitato
  • Oboe Player
  • F Sharp
  • Barbaro
  • Plagal
  • Smorzando
  • ii♭ 6-4
  • Canon in inversion and augmentation
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#PerformingArts : Golden Bokeh Flute by bmacduff

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When I’m tired of practicing, I’m not really tired of practicing. I’m tired of needing to rest in order to do other things life makes me do.


- The 13th Chair