Great to see yall!
Hello!! Great to see everyone!
And I thought it was "Band Nerds Anon"
Glad so many are here.
SO many friendly faces!!!!!!!!
TMEA WEBSITE: www.tmea.org. Go to Covid-19 UpdatesProvides a “one stop” resource page on many topicsUpdated regularly
High School Band Director’s National Associationwww.HSBDNA.orgLook for “Blue Print For Bands” Document-Great ideas for Lesson Plans for all three teaching scenarios:-in person with social distancing-virtual/online-blended learning-Has information for High School, Middle School and Beginner Bandinstruction and scheduling
Virtual Music Confer-Fantastic website-Updated regularly
American Bandmaster’s Association - Covid-19 Forumwww.americanbandmasters.orgCovid-19 Discussion Board-Divided into High School, Middle School specific topics
Yes, thank you!
thanks so much
What a nice surprise!
Check out WindSorb. Available on Amazon.
If you want a CPR Form,please put your real name on your screen name.
haha CPE not CPR.
ParentSquare is also a program that my school district uses that helps in the translation back and forth between parents/students and teachers.
Does talking points use your personal number or a number through Google voice?
You and the parents have to create an account for talking points. Similar to remind
Music and Arts is selling a one time per day use kit....sanitize at home and use again
I ordered 20
My principals are wanting to finalize the master schedule. I can't place students until I fit them. I am having a hard time negotiating the situation.
PPE - Face shields can help you demo
This is the kit you can buy. Everything can be handwashed. https://academicalliance.com/band-try-out-kit/
French horn sound shells make great shields for demo
Jack L. Brossette, Jr.
We built a shortened version of the Selmer Music Test that we could administer through Google Classroom.
Mine are already placed in classes, not by my choice, but we will test in the classes and hopefully change schedules as needed. Not ideal but all I am allowed to do at the moment.
We did virtual test drive through Canvas (LMS): military band demo video, self made MAT, and Google Survey
We used the US Navy band instrument demos along with a long video from me..... in depth Google Form with LOTS of information. Lots of what Rob is saying. a little over 50% return..... still open and more each day. submit the form.
Recruitment video with instrument performance:
I know this was said a while ago but I joined a bit later from phone now on computer. Anyone have the link about the lesson planning in the three
look up in the chat
hsbdna.org under the blueprints
I also came late, and can only see the chat from when I joined. So I missed that, too.
https://www.bepartofthemusic.org/ is really cool. You can create a personalized website that has videos and a "matching tool" that has a mini selmer test and kids pick instrument choices. The results are sent right to you. I wish I had seen this first.
Facial Structure Tutorial - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT8TITD-t0g
Instrument Demonstrations & Information - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7PcbIIY29E
Private Lessons Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Flhi5L7r5jo
Just ordered some
Final Check-out - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQbrFAh6Y-8
May we have your survey questions?
Alex’s percussion video is AWESOME! We used it to craft ours at Grisham. :)
Yes- please post percussion video
yes please share link, Alejandro and thank you!
We did zoom meetings with our students interested in percussion
Beginning percussion tryout video
I'm interested to know if anyone thinks it is possible to start bassoon online?
Who. Are the vendors that are making. These plastic starting kits available. What are they costing?
Music and Arts has them….$30 bucks
Juipter- Music and arts sells it. I think $30
Can start bassoon online. The ladies at Bocal Majority have done workshops during the summer and will do Band Directors next week. Marilyn Bennett
we try to put siblings on oboe/bassoon/horn/tuba each year - this would likely help with trust and retention
you can also 3d print things for cheaper with only a minimal reduction in quality
Stefan Murat, can you share where to find the files for 3D printing?
Is the Green Spray as good as 91% proof rubbing alcohol?
Can I say something?
I have not attempted it myself yet, saw a picture at a workshop of it done and am investigating within the week.
Can you share form?
This is the short one. I added more for the ones not doing google classroom
I had my current students create the instrument demos I used
Melissa, I can't see yours.
@Rob Chilton, says we need permission
Try this link. Should be open. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Yyojw2mUiQlUFaKRRDTfoQmtLYaLEjdKTV1FBcU4450/edit
Jack L. Brossette, Jr.
What do you do for the students who do not have access to a computer and/or the internet?
Even if we do get to see 25% in person, buzzing and MP playing is out. I'm thinking those will be online only. In person would be posture, fingering, hand position, fingering.
What about the blended portion. Say 2 to 3 days in school the rest at home.
How do you guys think you will test your beginners to see who plays what?
I am worried about students developing band habits.
Schoology is great!
Jack L. Brossette, Jr.
What about those of us who have all of the instruments in the same beginning class?
I am at a Title 1 School, where 100% of students use school instruments. The Thursday Night before spring break, school was abruptly canceled. Many kids were planning on taking horns home that Friday. Well only 5 out of 220 kids had their horns at home that Thursday. I designed lessons on Flipgrid focusing on the Power of Music that really supported the SEL aspect for students. Students were able to still do the Performance aspect and conquered the Evaluation aspect by providing feedback to their peers. Our platform was Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams (exclusively next year).
Flipgrid is great, too.
Is Flipgrid the Name of it? If I search google it will take me to it by that name?
Flipgrid for Educators. I have 10 Topics in the Disco Library for anyone to use.
Dora the explorer style!
Flipgrid is great! Also Essential Elements Interactive is great way to organize lessons from their method book.
can i share
Counting and ta-ing along as well!
Title 1 School, small 2A for us - we share instruments between 5th - 12th for Horn, Baritone, Tuba. Any suggestions with making this work? (I had 11 French horn students sharing 4 working horns last year)
Don't forget that YouTube has the ability to add chapters now, so that can be some extra help for the kids to be able to move through the video easily.
EdPuzzle is awesome!
Our school uses a similar program called PlayPosit
Play Posit does that too
No one has addressed student who do not have internet access at home. The school I will start at next fall does have a notable percentage. That does not have access
We used Edpuzzle a lot since most of our kids did not have their intruments
Equity issues are the largest problems to brainstorm and work out. Maybe we could have the students meet outside on the p
Dwight, I had a written practice record for my kids who weren’t able to submit videos. It worked well for those who already knew how to play their instruments— not sure how it would work for beginners who don’t know what they’re doing yet!
Sorry, I forgot to say that I teach in Pearland ISD at Pearland JH West (7, 8) and Sablatura MS (6).
Here is a summit beginning tomorrow. I'm teaching a jazz clinic Saturday and will give advice on that. Code for 20% off: JAZZTIME20https://musiceducationsummit.org/
Dwight, not ideal… but are you able to mail items to your students? Maybe you can send some self-made DVDs to them? I know that may be costly, but at least you can send several weeks of information to them at a time.
I had students upload videos in flipgrid. Then the next assignment was to watch 2 other student videos and they would record - What they did well, What to improve and How? That is how I kept up with feedback and peer assessment is powerful!
Conn-Selmer Institute just finished a two day virtual conference. Loom was mentioned a lot. As well as EdPuzzle. I recommend this conference next year. It is run by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser and Dr. Paula Crider. Really awesome.
Jack L. Brossette, Jr.
I work in a 1A school in a rural area. Everyone has some great suggestions, but they don’t work if the student doesn’t have access to technology.
Our school/City Library was opened on a limited basis for students. ISD also set up hotspots. Cellphones good.
We had to provide paperwork for students to complete if they did not have internet capability. They did not play, but they got to learn about music history and theory in much more depth than we usually do in class.
No Internet: I did about 10 lessons a week just via their phone (audio only) 15 minutes short sessions, basically play part of a scale, and a melody…encourage and connect…these were “old school hardline” phone calls. I had sent out a letter with my google voice number for them to call me first to set up a weekly time
Our TEKS provide us things to teach that are not always performance based.
Schoology assignments can be submitted through smart devices. Students have to download the app
Our Supt. worked with NTS for MiFi for families without access. From what I understand, there is Federal money available to reimburse for those expenses. We were able to get every family "online" even though they might be sharing 1 device for 5 or 6 kids K-12. Length of time for assignments is a consideration...
Quiziz is awesome too. Some students used their parents phone to complete. Pre-made ones that are great or modify
we used a collection of apps (free trials subscriptions: Noteflight Learn, ThetaMusic Trainer, Soundtrap: and Smartmusic
This was an AMAZING meeting! I've got a lot of direction where I didn't have much at all before the meeting.
links compiled on our site: http://bit.ly/chooseAdventure
Thank you to everyone who contributed!
This has been very informative. I see up at the top left that this is being recorded. Will this be available later to go back and watch? Thx.
Thank You Dana for your leadership for planning and organizing this town hall meeting today.
Thank You SO much!!!
Thanks Dana, Frank, John, Corey, Mary, and Rob, and all of TMEA for doing this Town Hall.
Thank you all so much!!
Can you send us the links in our emails?
Dana and TMEA..... thank you so much
Thank you TMEA board! Good to see everyone - stay safe!
Thanks to everyone who offered ideas, very beneficial
Thank you! Great work!
Marie J. Hernandez
Than you to those who contributed
Thank you - this has been so helpful!!!
do we need to register for the future meetings?
Thank you! This was very informative and I took lots of notes!
Thank you so much for organizing this for everyone! Great ideas everyone!
Thank you Dana and all of the TMEA board - this was great!!
Thank you so much!!
Thank you everyone! This was awesome!
or will you keep our emails??
Thank you. Very informative
This meeting was super empowering!!!!!!!!!
Thank you! This has been very helpful and given me some great ideas.
Thanks everybody for all of the ideas!!
Jason & Cyndi Tucker
Thank you very much for organizing this!
Thank you Everyone!!
Great info and suggestions! Thank you all!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you1
thanks for hosting this!
Thank you for this meeting.
Will we need to register for future meetings OR will you keep out emails from this meeting????
Thank you so much, feeling better about the fall thanks to you.
Thank you so much! This was great!
Thanks for the info all!
Looking forward to the next meeting! This helps my anxiety so much
Thanks Dana and TMEA and everyone who shared info! Very much appreciated!
when will this be posted online?
Thank you TMEA for being such an AWESOME resource!!
WILL WE NEED TO REGISTER FOR FUTURE MEETINGS OR WILL YOU KEEP OUR EMAILS FROM THIS MEETING??
Love Ya'll thank you Dana and everyone that shared!
I haven't stopped working.
Thank you!! Very much appreciated!!!!!
This is very heart warming and it helps calm the anxiety and nerves about moving forward. Thank you all.
Thank you for the information. Can you please send all of the links in an email?
Marie J. Hernandez
thanks to all.
You can save the chat. Click on the three dots.
YES! Thank you thank you thank you!
Thank you all for your input.
Thank you everyone!
Jack L. Brossette, Jr.
ATSSB should do this.