This site has been designed to inform students and parents about Mr. Welch's music classes. It contains helpful information, tools and links to websites for our classroom activities. The best way to contact Mr. Welch is through school e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
20-21 Ramsey Middle School NTI Welcome to the Ramsey BAND!! class
Hello!! Students and welcome to BAND, the most exciting way to learn about music. My name is Mr. Welch and I am very excited to be your teacher. We will be making the most of learning at home which means that we will be performing on our instruments. If you don’t have a music instrument yet please rent one as soon as possible from a local music store or online. We will not have access to the school instruments for some time. If you are unable to obtain an instrument at this time, not a problem, we will use the virtual piano link on my website which turns your chrome book into a playable piano keyboard. Until we get back to school those of you who are signed up for the general music class be in a band format. We may have a unit on kitchen percussion too. Most importantly, I want you to have fun playing an instrument during this time at home. Please refer to the band website for updated lessons and materials:
Materials you will need for class:
1. Band instrument: Only beginners, 5th and 6th, can pick an instrument to start on. Students returning from last year stay on their instruments, no changes allowed at this time. Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Bariione,Tuba. We will not start snare or drum set until we get back into the building. You may rent a bell kit from the music store if you want to start on drums or you have the option to be on the free tool, Virtual piano keyboard. on your chrome book. This will help you learn the notes for mallet percussion notes. You may rent a bell kit from the music store if you want to start on drums. We will not start snare or drum set until we get back into the building.
2. Music Book: 5th, 6th&7th grade- Essential Elements 2000 Bk1
8th Grade- Essential Elements 2000 Bk 2
If you are unable to purchase your own book, I am uploading the Essential Elements books on to google classroom
3. Drum Sticks: Everyone will need drum sticks for drum and rhythm lessons. Drum sticks are very cheap, but any kind of stick will do.