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    Name: Gerard Wells
    Email Address: gwells@marsd.org
    Phone number: 732-705-5400

    Why We Teach Music
     
    Music is scientific
    It is precise, specific, and demands accurate acoustics. A conductor's score is a complex chart that indicates frequency, intensity, volume, melody, and harmony, all at once.
     
    Music is mathematical
    It is rhythmically based on the subdivisions of time into fractions that must be calculated, interpreted, and applied instantaneously.
     
    Music is foreign language
    Most of the terms are in Italian, German, or French, and notation is a highly developed kind of shorthand based on symbols that represent ideas.  The semantics of music is the most complete and universal language known.
     
    Music is history
    It reflects the environment and times of its creation, including the cultural and social values.
     
    Music is physical education
    It requires exceptional coordination of fingers, hands, arms, lips, cheeks, and facial muscles.  It also takes extraordinary control of the diaphragm, which in turns uses the back, stomach, and chest muscles.
     
    Music is philosophy
    It demands research and develops insight and perspective.
     
    Music is art
    It allows a human being to take dry, boring, and often difficult techniques and use them to create emotion.
     
    Music is the human experience
    Music pieces are as complex and varied as life itself.  Music inspires thought, reflection and emotion-- much like human relations do.  Rhythm and tone simulate moods-- such as joy, sorrow or anger.  Music relates to us the stories of human experience.  We do not teach music because we expect you to major in music or become a professional musician.  Nor do we teach music because we expect you to play or sing all your life (although you might).
     
    We teach music so you will recognize beauty.
    We teach music so you will have more compassion.
    We teach music so you can be fully human.
      
     
     Instruments for class - It is expected that students will come to class with the appropriate band instrument to be sucessful in the MAMS Bands.  If you are needing to rent, please take care of your rental as soon as possible.  One company I recommend is NEMC, NEMC.com.  Several rental companies will take care of your rental needs on line and will deliver the instrument directly to the school.
      
     
     
     

    MAMS Band Concert Schedule 2019/2020

    (updated 9/2/19) 

     

    MAMS 6th & 7th Grade Band Winter Concert - 

    Tuesday,  December 10th  2019 @ 7:00pm

    Student Report Time - 6:15pm

    Concert Dress - maroon band shirt & dress black bottom (No Jeans, No T-shirts, No Sneakers)

     

    MAMS 8th Grade Band & Jazz Band Winter Concert - 

    Wednesday, December 11th  2019 @ 7:00pm

    Student Report Time - 6:15pm

    Concert Dress - maroon band shirt & dress black bottom (No Jeans, No T-shirts, No Sneakers)

     

     

     MAMS 6th & 7th Grade Band Spring Concert - 

    Tuesday, May 12th  2020 @ 7:00pm 

    Student Report Time - 6:15pm

    Concert Dress - maroon band shirt & dress black bottom (No Jeans, No T-shirts, No Sneakers)

     

    MAMS 8th Grade Band & Jazz Band Spring Concert - 

    Wednesday, May 13th  2020 @ 7:00pm

    Student Report Time - 6:15pm

    Concert Dress - maroon band shirt & dress black bottom (No Jeans, No T-shirts, No Sneakers)

     

     

    ***MAMS Band Trip TBD***

    Friday, May 15th 2020

     

     

    8th Grade Band Performs for 5th Grade Orientation

    Date - TBD (during school)

     

    MAMS 7th Grade Band performs for 8th grade graduation-

    last day of school Wednesday, June 24th @ 2pm

     
     

     

     

     

     

     
    Remind sign up info:
    The MAMS Bands are continuing to use Remind to keep both band students and parents informed of up coming events. With the increase of students/parents having cell phones that receive texts as well as the means to receive emails, this service is a great way to get information out to large groups quickly and efficiently.  
     
    When signing up for this service, you will be able to get emails and/or text messages from me.  Remind is a 1-way messaging system.  With Remind, all personal information remains completely confidential.  Below you will find the instructions of how to sign up for MAMS Band Remind service.
     
    The 6th, 7th, & 8th grade bands will have have their own account to receive information. 
     
     
     
    6th Grade Band- 6mamsband
     
    To Receive Text Messages - To:  81010 (enter this number)          message:  @6mam
                         -or-
    or email to:  6mam@mail.remind.com
     
     
     
    7th Grade Band- 7mamsband
     
    To Receive Text Messages - To:  81010 (enter this number)          message:  @7mam
                         -or-
    or email to:  7mam@mail.remind.com
     
     
     
    8th Grade Band- 8mamsband
     
    To Receive Text Messages - To:  81010 (enter this number)          message:  @8mams
                         -or-
    or email to:  8mams@mail.remind.com
     
     
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Last Modified on September 4, 2019