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Was reminded last week of my best off-the-wall response in class. True story.
MS Flute player: “ How do you trill a G?”
Me: “You have to write two books first.”
1. 10 seconds of silence… more


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I just joined. Looking forward to giving & receiving thoughts, ideas, vents & whatever else comes up.


Principal: You can film the virtual Veterans Day program 1st period Tuesday.

1st period Tuesday: *Fire drill. 😂


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Will any of you be going out of your way to address the social climate of today or even go as far to create a unit or embed it into regular class instruction/ rehearsal? Why or why not?


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Do any beginning band teachers use the Band Karate incentive program aligned with Hal Leonard Essential elements?

Looking forward to great discussions with this group.

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