IGLLS Band

Best Wishes to our 6th Graders and Everyone have a nice summer!

Saturday, May 16, 2020 by Tom Rutt | Uncategorized

Looks like we've come to the end of the school year.  Thanks everyone for working so hard on your band lessons. It's been fun playing with you and helping you grow as musicians. Try to keep up your skills over the summer and I'll look forward to seeing all of you next year. 

I have emailed a 3rd and final lesson video on Youtube for you. It's a "Favorites" Band Lesson so I think you'll have fun playing along with me. Hope you all have a nice summer break!

Keep playing your instruments and having fun,

Mr. Rutt

Played any fun songs lately?

Saturday, May 9, 2020 by Tom Rutt | Uncategorized


Hope you are all doing well. I've been having fun working on some new songs in my practices and reviewing my scales. If you are like me, you like to have fun when you practice, so make sure you play a few songs you like as well as challenging yourself to play something new.  Just take it slow at first and after a few days, the new songs will start to get stuck in your  head.

I've enjoyed making the Youtube practice videos for you. If you haven't seen it, ask your parents. I sent them my first one last week and there's another one this week. You are welcome to play along with me if you'd like. I'm also available for free Zoom lessons if you have some song/page you'd like to share. Let me know and I'll send you a link.

Keep playing your instruments and having fun,

Mr. Rutt

Clean your instruments after any illness

Saturday, May 2, 2020 by Tom Rutt | Uncategorized


This might be a good time to clean your instrument especially if you've been ill. First, if you have any questions, please ask me as it would not be good for you to damage your instrument. You will see a list of suggestions on the back of this letter. I've also added some good information to our website. It's in the tab "COVID-19 and Instrument Cleaning." Please remember to carefully rinse off any soap from your instruments so no residue builds up.

I'm also available for free Zoom lessons if you have some song/page you'd like to share. Let me know and I'll send you a link.

A Clean instrument is a happy instrument,

Mr. Rutt