Instrumental Music

Instrumental Music

Welcome to the Windham Central Instrumental Music Department

Michael McKinney, Director (mmckinney@windhamcentral.org)

Mission:

The mission of music education in Windham Central Supervisory Union is to teach music as a fundamental expression of human culture. We endeavor to expand music opportunities for all students, K-12, by giving them the skills, knowledge and tools needed to create, perform and understand music. We strive to nurture a lifelong love of music by building musical camaraderie within each school that enriches the lives of students and the greater community.

Creative Corner

Here you will find tools that allow you to record, edit, mix, and save your creations!


Audacity (download this for your Windows, Mac, or Linux computer)

WeVideo (web based video and audio multi-track recording tool)

Audio Tool (Browser-based audio recording tool)

NoteFlight (On-line music notation software)

Elementary Band Schedule 2018-19

Welcome back to elementary band music!

While lessons will continue during the school day at your school, the after school rehearsal to prepare for concerts will be at Leland and Gray High School. Students performing in District, or Jazz Band will begin rehearsing for the Winter Concert on Monday, November 4th. New students in the Cadet Band will begin on Wednesday, November 7th. We will not meet the week of Thanksgiving.

Cadet Band: 3:35-4:15 on Wednesday in the Music Room at Leland and Gray High School. Students should carpool from Newbrook, Townshend, Wardsboro, Jamaica and Dover Elementary School. Students will be enter through level ā€œCā€ entrance(gym lobby) and walk downstairs to the music room on Level ā€œDā€. Parents will pick their children up at 4:15 in the music room.

Winter Concert: Wednesday, December 12th 7 pm L&G High School gym

Spring Concert: Wednesday, May 1st 7 pm L&G High School gym

Memorial Day Parade: Monday, May 27th 10:00 am in Townshend, on the Common

Parents and students should be aware that we are guests in the Leland and Gray Music Room and need to follow the school's rules for behavior. Respect the space and the students and staff in it. There will be sports teams and other students around during our rehearsal time. On Monday, there will be High School music students waiting(most likely in the Music Room) for their rehearsal to begin at 4:30 pm.

Any questions or comments please let me know.

Michael McKinney

mmckinney@windhamcentral.org

Practice Tools

Here are some helpful practice tools.

Tuner (requires Java)

Metronome

"The Yamaha Advantage"

Fingering Charts

"Note Trainer"

Student Teachers

Smart Music

Help with your instrument:

Flute Trainer

Clarinet Trainer

Alto Sax Fingering Trainer

Brass Trainer

Snare Drum Rudiments