• Welcome to 6th Grade Band


    2020-21 Band Google Classroom codes by Specials rotation



    • A-Day Music Specials (August 26-September 11)
      • 4A Sato (6C1) and Martorello (6C2): 5a47yw7 
      • 8A Griffin (6A1) and Corbo (6A2): qmb3rc3
      • 9A Butina (6E1) and Gorby (6E2): 3iyedx7


    • B-Day Music Specials (September 14-October 2)
      • 4B Ours (6D1) and Chiodo (6D2): dtfaobl

      • 8B Kennedy (6B1) and Ames (6B2): ux2yrjr


    • C-Day Music Specials (October 5-October 23) 
      • 4C Bonacci (6C3) and Ivons (6D3): n7ua7ro 
      • 8C Sheppard (6A3) and Young (6B3): ztavrad
      • 9C Perez (6E3): 7ui3gkw


    • Why play in band? Because it is fun! It enhances team building skills, creates a sense of community, unlocks creativity, develops motor skills and muscle memory. Overall it's about the experience of making music with other people, appreciating the arts and the joy it brings society. 


    • Who will teach? Mrs. Quimby, Ms.DeLine and Mr. Siebert (music tutor, licensed music educator)
    • When will we have band?
      • In person students will attend band during their Specials rotation in small groups by homeroom 
      • Virtual students will attend band during their Specials rotation in small groups by homeroom
      • All students will have the opportunity to connect via Flipgrid weekly to demonstrate skills and progress while they are not currently in the 3 week rotation for Specials
    • What will we be learning? Students will continue learning concepts in the red book along with additional creative ways to express themselves through instrumental performance. Students will also be practicing rhythm reading, clap and counting, and refine performance skills through the Scale and Rhythm Chunks book. Grades will be determined by in class assessment and participation.


    • How will you perform and be assessed? Students will have multiple ways of "showing what they know" for us: 
      • Virtual Learning
        • Zoom meets, both small group and individual performance
        • Flipgrid, for summative assessments and for those who are not currently in their 3 week Specials rotation 
      • In class  **Dependent upon class size numbers for safe distancing, following guidelines of Cuyahoga County Board of Health, distict policiy and the most current research on COVID as it applies to instrumental music
        • Small group instruction with individual performance opportunities 
        • Flipgrid, for summative assessments and for those who are not currently in their 3 week Specials rotation
      • Our goal is to realistically meet the needs of all band students in a variety of ways while focusing in on each 3 week Specials rotation



    • Standard of Excellence Book 1
    • Scale and Rhythm Chunks by Richard Canter
    • (1/2" three ring binder to keep sheet music organized) encouraged, but not mandatory
    • (Standard of Excellence Book 2) we may not get to this until the spring, however students will continue in this book at SMS
    • Pencil


    • Be a positive and integral part of the ensemble.
    • Have your instrument, Standard of Excellence book, Scale and Rhythm Chunks book, 3-ring binder with sheet music ready for each class
    • Put forth best effort and focus during instructional time.
    • Practice the concepts learned at home and during structured practice time in class. Building muscle memory is a key factor in steady progress.
    • Be willing to help other band members, or have the patience to move at the pace of the group. (there will be times that you need extra help and times when a concept comes easy, everyone plays an important role in the ensemble)
    • Challenge yourself often and keep your best foot forward! You’re better than you were yesterday because you’re always making progress, even if you don’t see instant results!


    Please direct any questions to Mrs. Quimby: bettyjeanequimby@solonboe.org


    Instrument Rental Information:

    Academy Music Company

    Rettig Music 

    Chagrin Valley Music