Francis Wyman Band

High notes on the flute

Click here  for  Mrs Gendron’s video on how to play high notes on the flute.  Notice how my lips move forward and create a smaller space for the air to come out.  My cheeks are puffed too.

Low and medium notes
High notes (puffed cheeks, both lips forward)

Summer lessons

There are many opportunities to continue playing this summer.  Besides getting together with your band friends at each others’s houses, you can take group or private lessons.  The Real School of Music  is on Middlesex Turnpike and has many opportunities to take lessons, join a group and play in front of people.  They are a bit expensive, but it’s a great opportunity for the kids.

If you are a little more budget conscious, I also teach lessons out of my home.  Click on Summer Lessons for the full brochure.  My home email is kerrygendron15@gmail.com.  Feel free to email me anytime.

Returning instruments

I hope everyone comes back and plays with us again next year.  I had such a wonderful time with all of you and you play so well.  However, if you definitely know that you/your student will not be doing band next year, please call Leonards.  The company will pick up your instruments in the main office.  Otherwise you’ll have to return them to Leonards yourself.

If your are returning to band next year, just keep them over the summer, so the rental agreement will continue and you’ll own it in no time.

No matter what your plans are, I hope you have a great summer.

What an amazing 4th and 5th grade!!!!

The concert was amazing and now we’re getting ready for next year.  5th grade band members are learning new music for 6th grade and 4th grade band members are getting ready for 5th grade band.

Don’t forget to practice a lot this summer.

5th Grade Concert details

5th grade Spring Show and Arts Night Notice

5th grade Band and Chorus

Tuesday, May 24, 2016           7 p.m.

Francis Wyman Auditorium

Suggested Dress Attire-

     Girls– jeans or black leggings, blue, green, purple or white shirts
Boys- jeans or black pants, blue, green, purple or white shirt

5th grade Band members ONLY- please report to Mrs. Gendron’s room to warm-up at 6:50 p.m.

All Chorus members (non-Band members) report to Ms. Pott’s and Mrs. Peabody’s room at 6:55 p.m.

Please visit the front lobby area between 6-8 p.m. to view the great Art work in the Francis Wyman Arts Night exhibits.

Students MUST stay with a parent while viewing Art work. Younger siblings MUST stay with parents during the show and viewing Art work.

Parents, please consider downloading a QR CODE reader to your cell phone.  There will be QR codes by your child’s artwork giving you more information on their artwork.

Join us at Schoolhouse Ice Cream between 6-9 pm on May 24th. 20% of sales are being donated back to the FW Music Department!

4th Grade Concert details

4th grade Spring Concert and Arts Night Notice

Featuring: the 4th grade Band, Chorus, and String Ensemble

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016       6 p.m.

Francis Wyman Auditorium

Suggested Dress Attire-

     Boys– White top, jeans (50’s style clothing)

     Girls– White top, poodle skirt, capri pants, colorful scarf

     Optional- sunglasses

4th grade String players ONLY– report to Ms. Pott’s and Mrs. Peabody’s room at 5:45 p.m.

4th grade Band members ONLY- please report to Mrs. Gendron’s room to warm-up at 5:50 p.m.

All Chorus members (non- Band, non-String members) report the Ms. Pott’s and Mrs. Peabody’s music room at 5:55 p.m.

Please visit the front lobby area between 6-8 p.m. to view the great Art work in the Francis Wyman Arts Night exhibits.  

Students MUST stay with a parent while viewing Art work.

Parents, please consider downloading a QR CODE reader to your cell phone.  There will be QR codes by your child’s artwork giving you more information on their artwork.

Join us at Schoolhouse Ice Cream between 6-9 pm on May 24th. 20% of sales are being donated back to the FW Music Department!

Band next week: Wednesday

Since PARCC testing is taking up the mornings, Band will occur during recess next Wednesday.


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