Christopher Drabyn

All 9th-12th band students (advanced concert band and jazz and select 8th grade) are a part of the APA Marching Band.

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Hello 5th Grade APA Band Families, 

5TH GRADE BAND PRACTICE SESSIONS 

Hello 5th Grade APA Band Families, I am going to meet with individual sections of the 5th grade band to help work with like instruments sections. This is optional and free but a great way to get more individual attention. 

All sessions will be from 3:35-4pm

Monday, Sept. 9th-Clarinets

Tuesday, Sept. 10th-Flutes

Wednesday, Sept. 11th-Saxophones

Thursday, Sept. 12th-Trumpets, French horns, Trombones, and Baritones 

Students are highly encouraged to take advantage of these sessions. Students are responsible for being picked up at 4pm afterward.

Check out the APA Band Weekly Newsletter at this link.

Here you’re find information on performances, assignments, and more!

Lesson Plan: August 28, 2019 Teacher: Drabyn Subject: 5th Grade Band Objective: At the end of this lesson, cadets will: 1. Identify notes on the treble staff 2. Identify the sound of instruments from the orchestra through watching a video Materials Needed: (Video Clips, Reading Materials, Handouts, etc.) 1. Worksheet on note reading and sounds of the instruments 2. Video clip-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4zQl7mTvhs&t=42s Assignment: (As written for the cadets) Cadets will complete the note name sheet and instrument name worksheet using the Youtube video. Verification: (What will the cadets give the instructor? What is needed in order to prove the objective has been met?) The cadets will turn in their worksheets in the correct bin on Thursday. Lesson Plan: August 28, 2019 Teacher: Drabyn Subject: 6th Grade Band Objective: At the end of this lesson, cadets will: 1. Be able to play their 8 note scale 2. Be able to play pg 8 in their packet showing they understand their first 5 notes and can articulate correctly. Materials Needed: (Video Clips, Reading Materials, Handouts, etc.) 1. Their instrument 2. Their packet pgs6-9 Assignment: (As written for the cadets) Students will play exercise #15 through 22 with correct notes and rhythms as well as their 8 note scale. Verification: (What will the cadets give the instructor? What is needed in order to prove the objective has been met?) Students will turn in a checklist signed by their parents saying that they have done the assignment. Lesson Plan: August 28, 2019 Teacher: Drabyn Subject: 7th Grade Band Objective: At the end of this lesson, cadets will: 1. Be able to play their 8 note scale 2. Be able to play pg 8 in their packet showing they understand their first 5 notes and can articulate correctly. 3. Be able to play pg 9 in their packet showing they can play more advanced songs with 5 notes Materials Needed: (Video Clips, Reading Materials, Handouts, etc.) 3. Their instrument 4. Their packet pgs6-9 Assignment: (As written for the cadets) Students will play their 8 note scale and all the exercises on pg 9 specifically #29 that will be the test Verification: (What will the cadets give the instructor? What is needed in order to prove the objective has been met?) Students will turn in a checklist signed by their parents saying that they have done the assignment. Lesson Plan: August 28, 2019 Teacher: Drabyn Subject: 8th Grade Band Objective: At the end of this lesson, cadets will: 1. Be able to play their 8 note scale 2. Be able to play pg 8 in their packet showing they understand their first 5 notes and can articulate correctly. 3. Be able to play pg 9 in their packet showing they can play more advanced songs with 5 notes 4. Students will be able to play the Star Spangled Banner Materials Needed: (Video Clips, Reading Materials, Handouts, etc.) 1. Their instrument 2. Their packet pgs 6-9 Assignment: (As written for the cadets) Students will play their 8 note scale and all the exercises on pg 9 specifically #29 that will be the test. In addition, students will be able to play the Star Spangled Banner. Verification: (What will the cadets give the instructor? What is needed in order to prove the objective has been met?) Students will turn in a checklist signed by their parents saying that they have done the assignment. Lesson Plan: August 28, 2019 Teacher: Drabyn Subject: Jazz Band Objective: At the end of this lesson, cadets will: 1. Be able to play their concert F major scale 2 octaves if possible 2. Play m57 to the end of Front Burner 3. Play the beginning of their part for Moten Swing and Spain Materials Needed: (Video Clips, Reading Materials, Handouts, etc.) 1. Their instrument 2. Their music folder 3. Youtube to listen to recorded examples Assignment: (As written for the cadets) Students will play their F concert scale 2 octaves if possible, their part for Front Burner m57 to the end and their part for Moten Swing and Spain (beginning only) Verification: (What will the cadets give the instructor? What is needed in order to prove the objective has been met?) Students will turn in a checklist signed by their parents saying that they have done the assignment. Lesson Plan: August 28, 2019 Teacher: Drabyn Subject: Adv. Concert Band Objective: At the end of this lesson, cadets will: 1. Be able to play their Ab Major Scale and F scale 2 octaves 2. Be able to play the beginning of their new march 3. Be able to play the America chorale Materials Needed: (Video Clips, Reading Materials, Handouts, etc.) 1. Their instrument 2. Their music Assignment: (As written for the cadets) Students will play their Ab and F Major scales, the beginning of their new march, and the America chorale at home. Verification: (What will the cadets give the instructor? What is needed in order to prove the objective has been met?) Students will turn in a checklist signed by their parents saying that they have done the assignment.

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