Thank you for all of your help in making our 1st East Central District PD day a success. 50 teachers registered and we had 45 teachers in attendance. We had tremendous support from several music related companies and I want to thank each of them for their support.
Palen Music Company provided a super breakfast to start our day. Band Instrument Service Company set us up with an amazing lunch. Nottleman Music, Palen Music Company, Midwest Sheet Music, J.W. Pepper, Stanbury Uniforms, Hoffman Robe Company, American Band Accessories and representative Keith Drier (Cherrydale Farms) all provided great gifts and door prizes that we raffled off during the day.
Jeff Melsha inspired everyone with his keynote speech "Why We do What We do."
Ron Sikes gave an in depth look at Charms office assistant software and shared his insight on how it works with his program. Doug Rice shared a thought provoking presentation on "Levels of Musicality". If you missed, you should email him and ask if he can send you his power point presentation.
Sheila Baer presented engaging activities that you or a guest teacher can use to help your students understand solo, duet, and trio etc. Sheila also presented a theme and variation lesson. Both of Sheila's presentations were top notch as always.
Patrick Dell shared the insight to Successful Sight singing with assessment being the key to learning. Choir folks raved about how informative and simple his process was.
During lunch we concluded our meeting with separate meetings for High School/Middle school choir, high School /Middle School Concert and Jazz and Elementary teacher district information meetings.
It was so nice to meet new people and see old friends in a relaxed atmosphere. It was invigorating to watch such great presentations by master teachers. I am proud to be a part of the East Central District!
Have a great school year!
Director of Bands,Sullivan School District
President, East Central District #7, MMEA
East Central Professional Development Day
Saturday, August 19. 2017
Sullivan High School
10:00 am Welcome and Introduction of Jeff Melsha (MMEA President)
Keynote address: "Why We Do What We Do"
Breakout Sessions will be offered twice so that everyone will be able to attend 2 of the sessions.
10:45-11:30 am Session 1 11:30-12:15 pm Session 2
H.S. /M.S. Band or Choir- Focus your Process - Levels of Musicality Presented by Doug Rice - Union School District
The Levels of Musicality are a hierarchy of needs in the performance based music classroom. I developed this strategy along with help from my colleagues David North and Cassie Rice to help students (and teachers) prioritize the most integral parts of learning to perform successfully as a young soloist or in a school ensemble. Much like Blooms taxonomy (but not really), or Webb's Depth of knowledge have uses in the traditional classroom, it is necessary in the performance based music class to remind and focus musical priorities in the classroom. Having priorities allows students to focus on individual skills within the rehearsal/practice session in a logical and successful order. There will be digital resources available to print and use in your classroom as well as presentations on how it relates to Standards based teaching and grading, power standards and non-negotiables. Presentation will have first hand experiences from Band and Choir directors who have used this for 5+ years and anecdotal discussions on how it can be modified to fit your program permanently or situationally.
H.S./ M.S. Band or Choir- CHARMS- This presentation will be an overview of Charms Office Assistant and how it's being used in area music programs. What is Charms?
Charms is an all-encompassing office assistant, ready to go to work when you are. Charms keeps track of all your student, member, and adult information such as email addresses, phone numbers, what group they are in, their grade, and lots more. Charms can organize and make sense of your library, and keep track of your inventory, equipment, props and uniforms. Charms knows who turned in their form, who missed practice, where they stand or sit, how much they owe on their trip, and who still hasn't turned in their uniforms.
H.S. Choir- Sight Singing- The high school choral breakout session will be sight reading based with Patrick Dell from Hermann HS to lead our clinic. Mr. Dell has a process of teaching his students that has shown great success. His choirs receive Exemplary ratings in sight reading every year. His women's choir performed at the MMEA conference in January. He has been a clinician at the MCDA conference and is a great resource for all directors.
K- 12 or Elementary- Engaging activities that you or a guest teacher can use to help your students understand Solo, Duet, and Trio etc.These activities will work for students in K – 6th grade. Zin Zin a Violin by Lloyd Moss will be used to get our brains working. Come ready to sing, play, dance and work with teams.
K- 12 or Elementary- (If you need) 'theme and variation' lesson writing a variation using technology Bring your computer or chromebook. Fun time for students 5th and up.
12:15 pm Lunch provided. Head to your respective meeting and enjoy lunch while your group meets!
12:30 pm Band, Choir, Elementary Meetings- led by V.P.’s.
Discuss dates,audition procedures and anything else for the good of the group. I thought this would be a good time to give out information to new teachers to the district and go over any new procedures. As an example, this is the first year for the Middle School band audition and that could be useful to give out information and line up judges.
1:00 pm Adjournment
1:15 pm E.C. District #7 Executive Board meeting and wrap up.
Click HERE to register
At the annual East Central #7 meeting at MMEA, three outstanding music educators were recognized for music excellence.
Congratulations to Joe Pappas for being recognized as the East Central #7 Music Educator of the Year. The East Central music community appreciates your tireless efforts to help, not only the the music students of East Central, but also your fellow music teachers.
Congratulations to the North County Concert Choir, directed by Allyn Rizo & North County Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dobie Carroll. Both ensembles gave inspiring performances at the 79th annual MMEA In-Service Workshop/Conference!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
East Central 7 MMEA All-District Jr. High Band will be an auditioned band in 2017-2018
Washington, MO - November 14, 2016 - In an effort to improve the quality of music education and create a better transition for our middle school students, the East Central #7 All-District Jr. High Band will move from a nomination-based band to an auditioned band for the 2017-2018 school year.
A committee of East Central #7 band directors will be created to develop policies, procedures and audition music for the 2017-18 school year. Auditions will be held in October and the band will perform on the Saturday following the first Tuesday in November.
Schools must be a full member or an affiliate member of MSHSAA to participate in the audition process. Questions regarding MSHSAA eligibilty should be directed to your Activities Director.
Mrs. Tricia Holm
WMS Band Director, Asst. High School
401 East 14th Street
Washington, MO 63090
ECD #7 Middle School Band Vice President
It is time again to nominate your students to be a part of this year’s EC7 All-District Jr. High Honor Band. The date for this year’s rehearsal and performance has been set for Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at Sullivan High School. Our clinician this year is Mr. Steve Litwiller. Please complete the nomination form by Friday, September 16th. The nomination form can be found HERE.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Tricia Holm.
Congratulations to the North County Concert Choir, directed by Allyn Rizo & North County Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dobie Carroll, for being selected to perform for the 2017 MMEA In-Service Workshop/Conference! #EastCentral7Represent!
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Have a great day!