IGLLS Band

A Nice Week

Saturday, April 25, 2020 by Tom Rutt | Uncategorized


The weather has been beautiful this week. I hope you've been able to get outside and enjoy it. I've been doing lots of yard work.  My practicing has been fun as I've been enjoying playing lots of new songs.  If you are working on new songs too, remember to take them slow at first so you can make sure you are playing in the right key and counting them correctly. 

Remember, if you think you have your current lesson pages sounding good, you can always move ahead in your book.  If anyone has a video they'd like to share of them playing, send it my way. I promise you'll hear back from me. 

Have fun playing your instrument,

Mr. Rutt

He is Risen Indeed!

Saturday, April 18, 2020 by Tom Rutt | Uncategorized


I hope you all had a nice Easter and were able to listen/watch your Easter service on a TV or screen. It was fun to sing all of those good Easter songs. Are you keeping up your band skills?  It's not too hard to get back to it. Just pick your horn and play a few songs.  You can always play those songs you've played before either in your book or in band. I like to challenge myself with a combination of old and new stuff. Just take the new songs slowly and play them a measure at a time. You all have good ears. If you hear a wrong note, try it again and fix it. I know you'll have fun once you pick up your horn even for just a few minutes each day. 

Remember, if you think you have your current lesson pages sounding good, you can always move ahead in your book. I  got a nice video from Mary and Maggie last week. Well done you two!  If anyone else has a video they'd like to share of them playing, send it my way. I promise you'll hear back from me. 

Have fun and stay healthy,

Mr. Rutt

Let's have fun with your instrument!

Saturday, April 4, 2020 by Tom Rutt | Uncategorized


I've had a good week of daily practice. Hope you have as well. I usually start out with scales. You could start with your warm-up song or another favorite song. Then either go over your "Excellerators" in the back of the book or your scales.  You could also go do your lesson page and then do your scales.  

Remember, if you think you have your current lesson pages are sounding good, you can always move ahead in your book. If you are able, record your songs on a YouTube or your parents phone video and send them to my email box. I promise to let you know how you did. 

Let your instrument be a "great way to start your day!"

Have fun,

Mr. Rutt