In light of the current situation, this year's UEMB started out as a Virtual experience. Band camp consisted of four Zoom meetings, many Remind messages, website updates, online resources and a plethora of other section based activities over the course of the two weeks. It was messy but we had some fun. Here is a slide show of some of our experiences.
For now, online looks like it's here to stay. Thankfully there are still a lot of things we can do. You can still practice at home and if we create enough student performance videos, I will put together a virtual band. If you need any help with that, I will show you how it's possible using a chrome book and a cell phone. As soon as I'm given the green light, I will have in person rehearsals and give you as much advance notice as possible.
Do you need an instrument or music for the fall? Here is a google form to gather information for students who need these items. Instrument Request Form
Also, it's very important that as many of you as possible join the Marching Band remind group since that's the main way I will communicate with you. You can have messages go to a text or the Remind app. Text the message "@uemband" to the number 81010.
Drumline - Please join your own Remind group by texting @bpmcca to the number 81010.
I know this is not the way any of us expected to start the school year, but I intend to make the best of it and have the best experience possible.
The New York State Field Band Conference is planning two activities for the Fall. One is a virtual mass band (with potentially hundreds of band members from across the state) performing "New York State of Mind". More information here!
The second activity is a NYSSMA style solo/ensemble virtual festival. Colorguard is invited in both activities and can be judged for dance or spinning. Both activities are free but there may be a "show shirt" for sale to commemorate this crazy time. The Virtual band may be broadcast at Dome 2021 as well. More information on a website to come. I'm excited!
Google Classroom Code: jomtwwe
UE Fight Song - recording - FYI, it is slow because I want it to be accurate and well played. Then we will add some speed!
Basic Stretches - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Cg4KrGxnkc
Marching Band Warm-Up Routine - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9WIxqTd9YY
Marching Band Body Control - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRpnbiM8j18
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