IGLLS Band

Good steady work at lessons

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by Tom Rutt | Uncategorized


Everyone is working hard at their lessons.  Each song we play teaches us something about our notes, tonguing and instrument. Some of our students are getting further along on their instruments because they are putting in the work at home.  The hardest part of practicing is getting out your instrument.  Our songs will be getting harder.  Now is the time to really practice your horn daily.  You'll have more fun in band and keep up with the next challenge.

5th Grade band is TUESDAY AND FRIDAY. 6th grade band at the MS on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Practice Daily,

Mr. Rutt

GOOD Week of Lessons

Sunday, September 22, 2019 by Tom Rutt | Uncategorized


Thanks everyone for remembering your lesson this week.  Even with all the changes, we got all of our lessons in.  That's great! I also saw lots of good practice records. Keep it up and you'll be playing lots of new songs on your instrument.  My tip this week is to take one of your songs from your book and try to memorize it.  If it you can play it from memory, you're probably ready to play it at  your lesson.

5th Grade band is THURSDAY. 6th grade band at the MS on Wednesday and Friday.

Have fun with your instrument,

Mr. Rutt

Daily Practice is the Key to Success!

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by Tom Rutt | Uncategorized


With the fair finishing up, it's time to get back to regular practice. Here are some tips to get your back on track.

  • Find a place/time that won't bother your family. Maybe take a break from homework and practice.
  • Practice the same time each day.  When it's "that time," get out your horn.
  • Use your practice sheet:  Warm-up, scales, lesson book.
  • Write down your time each day and have your parent sign it before your lesson
  • Play your songs until you can perform them with no mistakes.

No lessons for IGLLS students on Thursday/Friday due to Outdoor Education program at Camp Okobjoji. I'll be gone on Wednesday. 

5th Grade band is TUESDAY. 6th grade band at the MS on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Have fun with your instrument,

Mr. Rutt