Daily Agenda

Notes from Mr. Greenberg

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May 4th - Weekly email

Good morning and welcome to another week of learning.

Band members - By this time, you should:

  • Be able to play all 12 major scales
  • Play a chromatic scale from your lowest to highest note and back down.
  • Started on your placement material
  • Spent some time sight reading new material that can be found all over the web
  • Practice your rhythms
    • Use https://www.sightreadingfactory.com to help challenge yourself
  • CLEANED your instrument and mouthpiece at least twice.

SENIORS

  • I will be on campus tomorrow during your CAP and GOWN collection time. If you want to schedule a time to meet with me to drop stuff off, this would be a great time. I will set up a drive through spot by the trailers. Please contact me if you want to take this option.
  • I know there was a news paper article that only mentioned Marching Band Seniors. I know that there are more AMAZING seniors in our program but unfortunately I didn't have a picture of all of us. I was not trying to single them out. I/WE will miss all of you as you!!!

Booster meeting is tonight at 7pm via zoom.

  • https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74026822254?pwdbVlqbVEzR3ZCbXZGelpVcTc3WnExUT09
  • Meeting ID: 740 2682 2254

KICKOFF Meeting – I will be holding our kickoff meeting on Thursday at 6pm. I will hold this “meeting” via YouTube and you will have the ability to ask questions as well.

Here is the link https://youtu.be/wwR5b6wS4Sc

Color Guard – At this point you should be working on the daily assignments that Rebecca has given you. Make sure you are practicing before you make the videos. We can tell those that are practicing before making videos and those that are just posting video to check a box off. Why waste your time and ours by just settling to just being okay? Strive to be great and push your fellow members!

EVERYONE- Here is the weekly survey. I use this to take attendance. This needs to be completed by Wednesday, midnight.

https://forms.gle/XpoztvMvHH8XEtX8A


Daniel Greenberg

Director of Bands and Color Guard

Murrieta Mesa High School

24801 Monroe Ave

Murrieta, CA 92562

951-677-0568 x 6409

2020-2021 Possible Dates

Good evening Performance Corps families- 

The link below is the VERY TENTATIVE schedule for next here that I mentioned would be coming out. In all honesty, I do not know which option we will be following and if that option is even possible. Please look at the spreadsheet and book appointments around the events in hopes that we will as many rehearsals and performances as possible. 

Juniors - It should also be noted that there are a couple of Saturdays that you should NOT take the SAT as it will conflict with Marching Band. 

As mentioned before, there are three options (3 tabs). 
Option 1 – Traditional Schedule with Marching Band and Concert Seasons Option 2 – Marching Band Season WITHOUT band camp and Concert Season
Option 3 – NO Marching Band and Concerts Only. 

If you have any questions, please contact me. I will be entering these into the Charms caledar starting tomorrow. 

I hope that all of you are well and safe and I look forward to sharing the stage with you soon.
Link to calendar - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1psV-dSCCZHl-mWiStzpSMv4zw-Gns0nVEJFiTvPUlqM/edit?uspsharing 

Daniel Greenberg
Director of Bands and Color Guard
Murrieta Mesa High School
24801 Monroe Ave
Murrieta, CA 92562
mesamusicdirector@gmail.com
951-677-0568 x 6409
Music Website



The 5 W's

Band Members-

Who should be practicing:

·      EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What should I be practicing?

·      Great question

·      Here are some great things to practice:

o   LONG TONES

o   SCALES

o   Articulation exercises

§  You can go into charms and download the whole MVP studies packet

§  Maybe you can actually learn #4

o   Sight Reading

§  Use Smart Music

§  It is free and will give you are “grade”

§  School code is XDRHU-RZHD6

o   You can work the concert music that was handed out

o   New music when it becomes available 

o   Find popular music online

o   Learn Jazz standards (set out before) and play along with the YouTube recordings

o   Percussion members can join the group that Isabelle has created to help your skills, even without an instrument. Ask me (or your section leader for more details)

Where should I practice?

·      Outstanding question

o   ANYWHERE

o   There is no place off limit

o   I played the other day in the garage and people walking by clapped for me.

§  No one know if you are good or bad

When (How much) should I be practicing:

·      Another great question.  

·      As normal, you should be practicing EVERYDAY for a minimum of 30 mins.

·      Set a specific time in the day and practice at that time everyday.

o   Once you get in a routine, it will become easier

Why should I practice?

·      Now that is the question!

·      You should want to get better.

·      You will feel accomplished when you are done.

·      It is a great physical and mental exercise!

·      It will break up your day.

·      To annoy your family (if that is a reason)

·      When we return you want to be stronger

·      Because you love music!!!

 

Color Guard Members-

You should be staying on top of the assignments that Rebecca is assigning. Many of you missed the first week of projects. 

 

Who should be practicing:

·      EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What should I be practicing?

·      Great question

·      Here are some great things to practice:

o   Stretches

o   Drop Spins

o   Flag 

o   Rifle 

o   Sabre

o   Dance

o   Tricks 

o   Assignments posted on the color guard page

Where should I practice?

·      Outstanding question

o   ANYWHERE

o   There is no place off limit

When (How much) should I be practicing:

·      Another great question.  

·      As normal, you should be practicing EVERYDAY for a minimum of 30 mins.

·      Set a specific time in the day and practice at that time everyday.

o   Once you get in a routine, it will become easier

Why should I practice?

·      Now that is the question!

·      You should want to get better.

·      You will be more confident

·      You will feel accomplished when you are done.

·      It is a great physical and mental exercise!

·      It will break up your day.

·      To annoy your family (if that is a reason)

·      When we return you want to be stronger!

·      It will play a role into solos and spotlights in the upcoming season(s)

·      Rebecca will be able to add more challenging material

·      Because you love to perform!!!

 

Daniel Greenberg
Director of Bands and Color Guard
Murrieta Mesa High School
24801 Monroe Ave
Murrieta, CA 92562
mesamusicdirector@gmail.com
951-677-0568 x 6409
Music Website



April 6th

Good morning and happy Monday to you all.

First off, I hope you are all well and safe. This is a crazy time for us all and I am ALWAYS here if you need me. 

By the end of the day on Wednesday, I need you to fill out this quick form for me:
https://forms.gle/VJZY6EZnXsw7k8qT7

If there is anything you need from me, please let me know. I will be sending out more infomation in the near future. 

Seniors and non-returning members - as a reminder you will be responible to get your instrument(s) cleaned before the end of the year. Agian, I will be sending out information about how/when/what we will be doing about this when the time comes  


Daniel Greenberg
Director of Bands and Color Guard
Murrieta Mesa High School
24801 Monroe Ave
Murrieta, CA 92562
951-677-0568 x 6409

3/26 Update

Happy Thursday to you all-

Here are a couple of updates for you:

  • In preparations for us to come back in May, I have a created a practice schedule for us.  This will allow us the opportunity to still have a concert via live or live streamed.  You will notice that it for the month of April. With a good warmup, and actual detailed playing it should take you about an hour.
  • Google Form to submit videos for help
  • Audition placement material
    • I have it up on charms.
    • If you need help accessing it, ask your section leader first and then come to me
    • If we need, we will do these digitally.
  • Amazon Gift Card
    • We have postponed the drawing until I can get all the tickets back.
    • If you haven’t sold them all, please work on doing that.
      • I do not want full tickets back
      • I want the cash and the stub
    • If you need more tickets let me know how many and we can work out a way to get you some more.
  • Kickoff/Informational Meetings
    • I am in the process of making these digital, just in case.
    • I will be sending out dates, times, and reminders as we get closer.

Keep your head up!!! Keep in communication with your friends and with me.  We will get through this TOGETHER!

Miss you all. Hope everyone is well and can’t wait to hear your voices soon.
Daniel Greenberg
Director of Instrumental Music
Murrieta Mesa High School
24801 Monroe Ave
Murrieta, CA 92562
mesamusicdirector@gmail.com
951-677-0568 x 6409

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