Andrew Tralle, Music
2017 Spring Concert
Photo by Dan Miles

 

 

THIS IS THE LAST WEEK - SIGN UP FOR BEGINNING BAND!

 

Band

Obtaining an Instrument

There are four ways to obtain an instrument for band.

1.     Bring an instrument you already have at home.

If you have an instrument at home you’d like to use for band, but you’re not sure it’s in playable condition, bring it to the band room and I will take a look at it and let you know. 

2.     Rent an instrument from a music store.

This is a very good option.  Many music stores, including Schmitt  Music (Brooklyn Center, Edina, Roseville), Groth Music (Bloomington), and Bud’s Music Center (Hopkins), have great Rent to Own programs.  If you rent from Bud’s Music Center they will give you four lessons at a great discount (Half-price for the first month).

3.     Buy an instrument.

Any of the music stores above sell high quality new and used instruments you can buy outright.  Another very good resource for used instruments is Music-Go-Round (Burnsville, Roseville, St. Paul, Woodbury).  They have quality used instruments at a reasonable price and a great website with their whole inventory online.   If you find a good deal online, please email me a link first.  There has been a flood of extremely low quality instruments showing up online recently.  These break quickly, often aren’t repairable, and are very difficult to play.  

4.     Rent from the school. $35 a year.

Most students choose to rent instruments from the school for the year.  I work very hard to make sure every student who wants to play in band has an instrument available to him or her.  If you decide to rent, I will send home a rental sheet with the instrument information on it.  When your child brings it back I will send home the instrument.

School-owned instruments are generally in between 10 and 60 years old.  They are all in playable condition, but may have cosmetic damage. 

 

Hi everyone!  

I'm excited to be back for my seventh year teaching at Marcy!  This year I'll be teaching K-5 general music and 5th-8th grade band. 

This is my tenth year teaching.  I earned my B.A. in Instrumental Music Education from the University of Minnesota, Morris.  I live in Northeast Minneapolis with my wife, Claire, and Daughter, Harriet.

I'm looking forward to an amazing 2017-18 school year and I hope you are too!

 

 

Dan Miles, a Marcy band parent, took some fantastic photos of our spring concert.  Click here to see the gallery with all of the photos.

 

 

 

  Hey Jude   --  The Careers in Music Options Class performing the end of Hey Jude. Recorded at the Terrarium Recording Studio March 26th 2015.

  The Gates of Destiny

  The Gates of Destiny - Flute and Violin   --  Flute and Violin part for The Gates of Destiny

  The Gates of Destiny - Clarinet 1   --  Clarinet 1 part for The Gates of Destiny

  The Gates of Destiny - Clarinet 2   --  Clarinet 2 Part for The Gates of Destiny

  The Gates of Destiny - Alto Sax 1   --  Alto Sax 1 part for The Gates of Destiny

  The Gates of Destiny - Alto Sax 2   --  Alto Sax 2 part for The Gates of Destiny

  The Gates of Destiny - Trumpet 1   --  Trumpet 1 part for The Gates of Destiny

  The Gates of Destiny - Trumpet 2   --  Trumpet 2 part for The Gates of Destiny

  The Gates of Destiny - Low Brass   --  Trombone and Baritone part for The Gates of Destiny

  The Gates of Destiny - Percussion   --  Percussion part for The Gates of Destiny. Triangle, Bass Drum, Snare, Crash Cymbals

  Fanfare on a Theme of Imagination - Intro   --  Measure 1-25

  Fanfare on a Theme of Imagination - Allegro   --  Allegro Section. 25 through the end.

Songwriting

Resources for Songwriting Options Day

Composition

In our composition unit, we will be using programs such as Finale Notepad to write our own music.

Music Theory

Music theory lessons for the Cadets Music Theory Books.