Spring Concert Date Change!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, June 5th at 7PM
Herkimer High School Auditorium
6th Grade Band Students attend NYSSMA Solo Festival at Chittenango High School Saturday, May 5th
Sam Cano, Maejean Dellabarca, Alexis Lyga, Amanda Johnson, Alyssa Ovitt, Tyleek Scafe
Congratulations to Herkimer All-County Band Students!
Logan Acker-Tenor Sax, Brett Bala-Trombone
Marshall Borek-Baritone Sax
Amanda Johnson-clarinet, Emily Jory-Bass clarinet,
Ben Migliore-Percussion, Alyssa Ovitt-Bass Clarinet,
Tyleek Scafe-Trombone, Nick Stallman-trumpet
You worked very hard! The concert was awesome and you made Herkimer proud!
Your child has a wonderful opportunity to begin study of a musical instrument. Band begins in grade four and continues through high school. Your child can enhance their learning by joining the band program.
There are many benefits!!!!
Music is a Science - It is exact and specific. A conductor's score is a chart, a graph that indicates frequencies, intensities, volume changes, melody and harmony all at once with the most exact control of time.
Music is Mathematical - Music is rhythmically based on the subdivisions of time into fractions, which must be done instantaneously, not worked out on paper.
Music is a Foreign Language - Most of the terms are in Italian, German or French and the notation is a highly developed kind of shorthand that uses symbols to represent ideas. Music is the most complete and universal language.
Music is History - Music usually reflects the environment and the times of its creation, often even the country and/or racial feeling.
Music is Physical Education - It requires the coordination of fingers, hands, lips, cheeks, arms, facial muscles and other parts of the body.
Music is Art - It allows a human being to take all these techniques and use them to create emotion. It allows you to be human, to recognize beauty and to be sensitive.
Music teaches your child discipline, teamwork, and social skills that are so important for your child to know to be successful in the future!!!