BRING YOUR INSTRUMENT and play along - this first reading session will be all grades and styles of 2019 New Release Band Repertoire from the Harknett Honour Roll ListWorkshop - Yes, you can teach percussion! - clinician CHRIS BERNOTAS
In this session we will share thoughts about teaching percussion group and individual lessons with a particular focus of the non-percussion specialist teacher. We will discuss some teaching tips and the basic concepts of grip, stroke, dampening, rhythmic introduction, meter introduction, mallet note-reading, rolls (open/closed and duple/triple), rudiments, and musical application of percussion techniques.
* Session sponsored by Alfred Music
This quick and focused talk will hit the key elements to programming and library building, to establish a collection of CORE REPERTOIRE for your annual and long term sequential planning.Wind Band Conducting Masterclass - clinician CHRIS BERNOTAS
BRING YOUR INSTRUMENT and play along - this first reading session will be all grades and styles of 2019 New Release Band Repertoire from the Harknett Honour Roll List which are ALFRED and BELWIN publications, as well as some old favorites of our clinician Chris’Optional Dinner at FRANKIE TOMATTOS
We’ve got a group reservation and a separate room booked for our group - attendance is of course optional and attendees pay for themselves. We have negotiated the reduced/group Buffet rate for our group - $19.99 per person ALL YOU CAN EAT. This will be a great opportunity to meet and schmooze with other attendees and our guest clinician!
We will focus on teachable repertoire, highlighting 2019 favourites from the Honour Roll listWorkshop - Effective Warm Up Strategies: The First 10 Minutes - clinician CHRIS BERNOTAS
In this session we will discuss various ensemble warm up concepts, including breathing, long tones, pitch matching, tuning, balance and blend, technique and rhythm. As directors we would like to do everything, every day! However, sometimes we need to choose concepts to focus on based on the ensemble’s needs. A variety of exercises and techniques will be described as we try to keep students engaged while preparing them for rehearsal through an ensemble warm up.Workshop - Teaching Kids, Not Music - clinician CHRIS BERNOTAS
When we change our focus from ‘being driven by the music’ to ‘being driven by the student and their growth’ it changes our outlook on the rehearsal, or classroom. This session will focus on introducing this philosophy and discuss how to implement key concepts into your instruction to develop student skills. Students will be more self-reliant, responsible, proactive, confident and successful when you empower them. By implementing a steady focus on fundamental musical concepts and holding a high standard, students will rise to the occasion – parents and administrators too!3rd Annual Best Practices and Idea Sharing Session - mediated by SHASHI RAMU and CHRIS BERNOTAS
Bring us an idea. Anything which you do , use, work with. A video, a performance or rehearsal strategy, a conducting gesture, a book or series, your favourite piece of music which you use to teach ____________, a field/band trip idea, assessment ideas or tools. ANYTHING AT ALL THAT YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE WITH A GROUP OF YOUR COLLEAGUES from ACROSS ONTARIO!!!
**participation/idea sharing is optional and limited to 90 seconds - and prizes are awarded to the TOP 3 voted best ideas!