Leaving for 3rd rehearsal this week: Brass Quintet! #fb
@girlfromPBO WTG Martha w/ the teaching gig!
Mid-day pick-me-up! (@ Dutch Bros. Coffee) http://4sq.com/9MOqqt
Sacramento Symphonic Winds rehearsal (@ Del Campo High School) http://4sq.com/9FrC1v
Let Students Fly Faster In Composition, Get Out Of Their Way http://bit.ly/bBe3xG
@pianotyke Tuesday is fine. Bruin Time and/or after school.
Sacramento Concert Band rehearsal (@ Rio Americano High School) http://4sq.com/azqGO1
Thanks for the conversation everyone. Another solid discussion! #musedchat
I have failed students who made no attempt, but have not experienced students with no ability to this point in my career. #musedchat
history, theory, cultural backgrounds, etc. should all be taught alongside performance. It is teaching the whole music. #musedchat
I’m using SmartMusic this year to test scales, and spot-check parts from ensemble lit. #musedchat
We only have performance classes at my school, but I am working at incorporating more theory, composition, & tech this year #musedchat
Nothing like warming up on Mahler 1 from the excerpt book. :D #fb
Unicorn races! - http://moby.to/acyxd0
RT @pianotyke: I am pretty sure marching band should be a sport.
RT @DRHSART: Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. ::: Pablo Picasso
@LovelyButton congrats Sarah!
Having fun on soundation.com, thought I should be asleep. @gb1191 would like this.
@advance_musiced Never seen musopen.org until just now. Thanks for the tip. It seems to be wonderful. No copyright entanglements! :D
@RickJameswife Hope they were carrying a bag.
Band Trailer loaded. Time for a little relaxation, sleep, then Band Review - call time 5:15AM!
@pisanojm well, I found the WP plugin but am having some issues getting it to run. Still working on it…
A very slow day - not much sleep this week. Should change that before Band Review tomorrow!
@pisanojm never mind. think I’ve got it.
@pisanojm how did you do this? I’ve tried a few methods and have not been satisfied. I’d love to have my tweets post permanently to my blog.
RT @minormusic: “Never look at the trombones … it only encourages them.” - Richard Strauss
14 hour day capped off with Band Tour meeting. Still at school. Quiznos sub will be assimilated. #home?
@stumpy6653 All Murray, all the time?
Sacramento Symphonic Winds Rehearsal (@ Del Campo High School) http://4sq.com/9FrC1v
RT @erringreg: Does YOUR elementary school ban electronic devices? Includes cellphones, mp3 players, etc. - // My HS does… in class.
Running off to Sacramento Concert Band rehearsal. Ahhhh grown ups! - no offense to my students reading this ;)
Dinner w/ the family beckons. Gotta go allow myself some personal time away from “work”. G’night all. #musedchat
I find playing in outside ensembles (a recent MPLN topic) really helps reduce stress. #musedchat
Allowing yourself real down time is beneficial - but I really have to force it. #musedchat
Have my desk out in the band room, then set up my little office as a bit of a sanctuary. But I don’t make time to chill in there #musedchat
Hello all. Sorry I’m late to the party. Has anyone said eat right, drink water, wash your hands, sleep? #musedchat
Thx Stellenbosch, S. Africa! I now have readership on 6 of 7 continents!! (Come on penguins, let’s get to it down there) http://ow.ly/2GZNn
@dspreadbury thanks - I did have Live Playback on. However it still is not swinging. I suspect the file is corrupt. Gonna try rebuilding it
RT @EricStangel: The Tennessee Titans just kicked an onside kick that I swear was drawn up by the Little Rascals… hahaha
Just responded to: Secondary Jazz Improvisation http://musicpln.org/IoqZ…
Just responded to: Broader Thoughts on Music/Arts Advocacy Using Existing Educational Social Media Conduits http://musicpln.org/mBpZ…
Just responded to: Anyone out there PLAYING in a performance ensemble? http://musicpln.org/RthZ…
@digitaltrombone thanks Anders! I’m just getting started with the blog. Your site looks like a great resource. Got it bookmarked!
Played w/ Oakmont HS Band for homecoming last night, Sacramento Symphonic Winds concert tonight, and tons of grading prior to mid-term #fb
Playing mellophone with the Pep Band at the Oakmont HS homecoming game tonight w/ graduate @tubachic. This should be fun!
Quiznos/Starbucks - grading Tech Wrk. Could I just fill out the grades the way they fill out scantron forms & just make pretty pictures? #fb
Just transcribed an 1853 Version of the Star Spangled Banner for my band to play today - the 196th anniversary it’s writing.
btw, Hello from Grass Valley, California! #chcsm
Twitter has quickly become my goto source for collaboration. I’m the only band teacher on campus, but have hundreds at my fingertips! #chcsm
Back to School Night in 60 minutes! #fb
Tweets for the next hour will be part of the #MusEdChat discussion. (unfortunately district has tweetgrid blocked… grrr
I remember when I used to have a job where I would take breaks on occasion. #fb
Just finished a family discussion on US history. #fb
Old Chinatown theater now junk emporium. - http://moby.to/6y9w4k
Just finished watching “The Ghost Writer” w/ Ewan McGregor. Excellent film noir thriller. #fb
thanks everyone. Remember to follow some new people! #musedchat
we start week 4 tomorrow. Somehow the school year took over August. #musedchat
I was not to pleased with my CT. She worked with me on rehearsal technique but next to nothing on band administration. #musedchat
I was 2/5 of a cooperating teacher, sharing the duties with my choir partner. #musedchat
My tweets for the next hour will be a part of #musedchat. Follow the hashtag and join us for a discussion on Music Education.
Great time at the neighborhood BBQ. Now to watch some Dr. Who before bed.
@gb1191 how what?
@rachelglassgrdn no bite, thankfully. We’ve had a LOT of spiders this year in the yard, but very few inside.
Just killed the Black Widow that was crawling around on my 4 year old. :|
@mikecrain I found Gattica a little hard to watch for that reason, & I love me some scifi
Kid 4 at the SF Bay - http://moby.to/9un303
@GingerPie22 Welcome to Twitter!
Day trip to the City! #fb
@RickJameswife Dances with Wolves is a total rip-off of Avatar, but with Indians.
would try Ping, but don’t do the iTunes. #someonesgottobedifferent
Grading Tech papers at the “office” (@ Starbucks) http://4sq.com/9khHSu
Leaving school. 13 hours is the new 7. #fb
@teaching_music Yes! “Make every day your masterpiece.” ~ John Wooden