Check out MDIHS music on Instagram HERE. Lesson schedule for 11/23-11/24 For those looking to make a donation to the MDIHS Music Boosters in honor of our dear friend Nin Ferm, head here for more information (at the bottom of that page)
1 Nov: HAPPY NOVEMBER! I need an extra day to work on the new format for the lesson schedule. I didn't realize but the shift in classes requires us to revamp our time structure too. Here is the plan for this week: Monday is a half day: I (Remy) am teaching a small group of students who need makeup lessons from Friday tomorrow. Those people have been emailed. You will get your lesson time for this week on Monday. This may be a week where I do not have room to teach non-C block students, but I'll try my best. BAND/ORCHESTRA will meet from 10:20-10:35. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: lessons with the new schedule. Remember on Tuesday/Thursday to sign in to class even though there is no formal instruction on those days. Reminder that the class is deliberately flipped so that you have built in time to practice, work on projects/forums/etc. and catch up work you might miss because of a lesson. We always meet in the same meet. You know the one. Wednesday: we are meeting in person! Weather looks decent and we'll keep going until it gets to be too nasty. New folks be sure to practice along with those practice tracks of Superstar, Horse, etc. I'm working on more! Thank you everyone- hope you are enjoying the weekend. The darkness at 4:30 is totally played. 13 Oct: Band/Orchestra/Chorus are meeting in person tomorrow. If you are in band/orchestra, here is the email I sent with a bit more info. 2 October: We are heartbroken to learn of the passing of Nin Ferm. Nin is a cornerstone of MDIHS Music and will be greatly missed. She served as a Music Booster over the span of four directors! I am so grateful to have had the chance to work alongside her throughout my first few years here. She carried such a wealth of knowledge about the history of our program and was nothing but enthusiastic, supportive and deeply kind. MDIHS Music would not be what it is today without her tireless devotion. If you haven’t had a chance, read this wonderfully written obituary that so beautifully captures Nin. Much love to the entire Ferm family from MDIHS music. 1 October: How is it already October? How? Someone tell me. Reminder that if you are in person during C block today, you go to the theater. Don't forget to grab your mic. And if you need a tuner/metronome, let me know. Or reeds. Or sticks. Or a smile. Have a great first day, buds. 30 September: When you are in person at school on a day when we don't have band/orchestra/chorus, you'll be in the theater. See your email for more details. 30 September: No in person music today due to weather. Ugh. 28 September: Info about jazz all state is here. If you are interested, I'd like to know by October 1 (Oct 13 is the registration deadline). More info if you click that link! 21 September: Be sure to check the lesson schedule above for your lesson and class times. No in person band/orchestra/chorus on Wednesday of this week because of freshman orientation. We are hoping to kick off in person playfest on Wednesday, September 30! Stay tuned.
16 September: No in person band/orchestra/chorus today. That'll start in a few weeks once the bus situation is sorted out through the school. Keep checking your email and make sure you show up for your lesson! We had 8 no shows yesterday! On days when there isn't band/orchestra, you are expected to practice during that normal slot- it's a flipped model. As of now band/orchestra meet Mondays/Fridays, you have your weekly lesson and you are to practice in those other slots. It's built into your schedule! You each will have things to be working on through your lessons. Email Mr. Remy with any questions. The lessons thus far have been incredible!
10 September: Remy/Bronwyn are working on building the lessons schedule. The lessons will start next week. At any given time, we may also meet in full cblock or in small ensembles. It's flexible, but the details will always be available here first and foremost. Band/Orchestra students at this point should have signed into Google Classroom, completed the practice assignment, signed up for sightreadingfactory.com, joined our class and completed the practice assignment. Check your email for how-to's and more information.