Music Department

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Welcome to the MPMSVPA Music Department Webpage,

Here there will be information posted about what is going on in the band focus classes, individual achievements of students, and Choir. My hope is that parents can be involved in what is happening in your students musical education experience.

Thank You,

Daniel Ford
Director of Instrumental and Vocal Music

Useful Links 

2019-2020 Band Handbook
2019-2020 Band Syllabus
2019-2020 Choir Handbook
Band Photos

Remind Classes

6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade

Listening Library

While listening get your instrument and try to match the sound, or tone, that the musicians are playing with. You won't do it the first time, there is also a tone exercise video you can work with for each instrument.  

Use this padlet to tell me what you have learned

Flute Listening

Jean-Pierre Rampal

Haley Miller

Cécile Chaminade

Flute Tone Exercise

Clarinet Listening

Arngunnur Árnadóttir
Larry Combs

Sharon Kam

Clarinet Tone Exercise

Saxophone Listening

Eugene Rousseau 

Joseph Lulloff

Steven Mauk

Charlie Parker (Jazz Alto)

John Coltrane (Jazz Tenor)

Gerry Mulligan (Jazz Bari)

Saxophone Tone Exercise

Trumpet Listening

Phil Smith  

Alison Balsom

Chris Martin

Wynton Marsalis (Jazz)

Tone Trumpet Exercise
Horn Listening 

Dale Clevenger

Annamia Eriksson 

Horn Tone Exercise

Trombone Listening

Joseph Alessi

Amy Bowers

Wycliffe Gordon (Jazz)

Trombone Tone Exercise

Baritone Listening

Brian Bowman

Ken Wood

Baritone Tone Exercise -- You should listen to the "Military Band Playing Advice 

Tuba Listening

Sam Pilafian

Carol Jantsch

Tuba Tone Exercise

Percussion Listening

Concert Snare Drum



Jazz Drum-Set

Vic Firth Educational Site