Monday, April 24, 2006
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Your Kids Will Love This!!!!
Special thanks to Jeff Lean of Liberty Middle School for bringing this terrific website to our attention.
Ever wish there was an easy way to integrate technology into your music classroom? The website Music Racer provides a fun (and FREE) way to quiz your students on note names, fingerings, and musical terms. To play, go to the website, choose which game you would like to play, and then select the instrument that you play. The screen will automatically load the game. Click on BEGIN and then you are ready to go!
You are welcome to use this game at your schools. Please monitor your students' entries so that your school IP address is not banned from playing. If you discover any inappropriate entires, please e-mail me right away and let me know.
Enjoy playing the game! If you like what you see, please add your entry to the guestbook. Thanks! -- Dave Carroll
Questions are flashed on the screen and students and scored on accuracy and the game is timed. As the students progress, the note ranges and accidentals become more challenging. The game even logs the best 50 scores for the month, so your students can compete for the best times against other students across the country.
Schedule a time in your school computer lab soon and your kids will have a blast!
Grants Available for MBA Conference Fees
The Missouri Women Band Director's Association would like to once again provide grant money for first year band teachers to attend the Missouri Bandmaster's Association Conference in June. The application for the grant is located on our website at www.freewebs.com/batonrose/. If you have any questions, please contact Kelley Head, President, MWBDA at email@example.com.
Feedback from "Can I Sell Recordings Of My Band?"
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THANK YOU SO MUCH for your explanation of the process for obtaining a mechanical license to record. I've read the information on the MENC web site however, have never seen it explained so clearly.
We have been in business since 1987 and have followed the exact same procedures every time. I'm very glad that the publishers are now being okay with the small quantities. What I have discovered is that as long as the publishing company and catalogue number is listed by the composer, they appreciate the FREE advertising and are much more eager to grant permission at little or no cost.
Once again, Thank You for your research and getting the message out. Remember, "Preserve Music, Don't Copy".
We have had requests to publish a list of spring concert dates. Please submit the date of your spring concert and we will list the dates and locations of area concerts.
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Can we assist you with anything? Please contact your local Palen Music Center school road representative for all of your music education needs.
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