IGLLS Band

Thanks for your patience with school changes/Afternoon lessons

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by Tom Rutt | Uncategorized

Let's hope you were able to stay inside and warm during last week's "deep freeze." 

6th grade band solos need to be practiced EVERY DAY so you'll get all the parts worked out.  If your parents can hum your solo, you've practiced enough. 

Due to Iowa Assessments, our lessons this week will be in the afternoon.

th  Grade band this week is  Monday & Thursday. th  grade band is Monday & Friday.

Mr. Rutt

Practice slowly on the hard parts/Happy Lutheran Schools Week

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by Tom Rutt | Uncategorized

When you practice, you'll have some songs that are hard and some that are easier. I usually like to start with easy songs and work my way to the harder songs.  When you find a part that doesn't sound right, stop and work on a small part of it.  It also helps to do it slowly.  You are making "muscle/brain connections." And your brain learns it the way you practice it.  So practice it correctly and slowly so a "good memory recording" is made.

6th graders have picked their band solos for the 6th Grade Solo Festival on Feb. 26.  You need to work each day on your solos.  Practices with your piano accompaniment begin on Jan. 31.  Please know your part so we can begin to fit it with its piano part. 

th  Grade band this week is  Tuesday & Friday(Owen goes Wed) th  grade band is Monday, Wednesday & Friday.

Happy Lutheran Schools Week!

Mr. Rutt

Have Fun with regular practice

Friday, January 18, 2019 by Tom Rutt | Uncategorized

Regular practice is important to help each of you sound better.  You "play" like you "practice."  If you practice your lesson books each day, you'll find the songs get easier.  Find a time each day that you can practice and when it gets to that time, get out your horn and practice.  Each day you'll sound better on your songs.

6th graders have picked their band solos for the 6th Grade Solo Festival on Feb. 26.  You need to work each day on your solos.  Practices with your piano accompaniment begin on Jan. 31.  Please know your part so we can begin to fit it with its piano part. 

th  Grade band this week is  Monday & Thursday.  6  th  grade band is Monday, Wednesday & Friday.

Take care,

Mr. Rutt