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Instrument Return Info

May 29, 2020

Hi Howe Musicians. Instruments should be returned on June 2 and 3 between the hours of 11am-2pm. Please bring all accessories and the book. Any questions let me know. Thanks!

Digital Music Assignment 5.26 – 5.29

May 25, 2020

Hi Howe Families! I hope you had a great Memorial Day/Eid Weekend. There is a short and easy assignment this week in Google Classroom that does not require an instrument to complete. All info and an explanation video can be found in the assignment in Google Classroom. As always, if you have any questions, please reach out.

I should have more info about instrument return logistics this week. I will post the information once I have it. Take Care!

Eid Mubarak

May 22, 2020

To all the families celebrating Eid this weekend, I wish you peace, health and happiness!

Digital Music Assignment for 5.18 – 5.21

May 18, 2020

An assignment for students in band and orchestra has been posted in my Google Classroom. Students will listen to a short podcast about classical music in commercials and then research a song they think will fit into a commercial for an elegant and expensive car. All work is due by Thursday this week due to the Memorial Day holiday. As always if anyone has questions please reach out. I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe.

Howe Band and Orchestra Assignment 5.11 – 5.15

May 9, 2020

Hi Howe Students and Families. I miss you! I hope you all are doing well. This week you have two assignments due by Friday.

1.) lesson: Rhythm, Half and Whole Notes. I created a “how to” video for this week since some of you got confused about how the program worked when I assigned it last time. I hope it helps clear up any questions. All info can be found in Google Classroom.

2.) Chrome Music Lab Song Creation Lesson. Note you don’t need your instrument to do this assignment as you will be creating electronic music. A how-to video and instructions are in the Google Classroom assignment.

Since I am creating instructional videos for the assignments I’m not doing “office hours” any longer. If a student needs help just reach out to me and I’ll help you asap. All work is due by Friday at 3:30 pm.

Take care and stay safe!

Band/Orchestra Assignment 5.4 – 5.8

May 3, 2020

Hi All! This week students have two assignments due in Google Classroom. All students will complete a lesson in uTheory called “beat, quarter and eighth notes”. This program is free and students should have created an account already. Band kids have one song due in Smartmuic as well. Orchestra kids have an assignment in Google Classroom called “Doodle Music.” All assignments are due by Friday 5/8 @ 3:30 pm.

There will be no office hours this week since I am still transitioning to the new “hangout” program. Email me with any questions, concerns or just to say hi:) I’m happy to help! Take care everyone.

Digital Music Assignment 4.27 – 5.1.20

April 27, 2020

Hello Howe Musicians! This week you will find an assignment for band and orchestra in Google Classroom. We will learn about the art of improvisation and create your own improvised song. All directions can be found in GC. The assignment is due by Friday May 1st by 3:30pm. If anyone has questions or needs help just shoot me an email and I am happy to assist.

Digital Learning 4.20 – 4.24 for Howe Band and Orchestra Students

April 21, 2020

During the school shut down, all digital learning assignments will be posted in Google Classroom. Most kids are already signed up but if needed, here are the Google Classroom codes. Parents you are welcome to join as well:

Howe Orchestra: zqgk6dr

Howe Band: 6c2s2pk

Orchestra students will be listening and researching a famous violinist. Band students have two short exercises to complete in Smartmusic. Instructions for signing up for this program were emailed out last week. Please let me know if you need me to resend them or are having any issues getting signed up. All homework is due by Friday, April 24th.

I will be hosting a Google Meet class session for each class each Thursday morning. To join go to, select “join a meeting” and type the password. Here are the deatils:

Howe Orchestra: Thursdays at from 11-11:30am, code: howeorchestra

Howe Band: Thursdays from 11:30 – 12:00pm, code: howeband

On the call we will be reviewing the content including in the weekly homework and answering any questions students may have.


Welcome to iBlog

April 20, 2020

Welcome to iBlog Teacher Websites Sites. This is your brand new classroom website.  There are some things you should do to get started.  Hopefully you have been following the Getting Started Tutorials and Step Sheets.

It is important that you edit your profile so that you can choose your school and grade level as this will help parents and students find your website.  Look for the link in the upper right when you are logged in.