Saturday, February 1, 2014
Drum Line in Band
I have a small, but growing HS band. 12 kids. Eight of these kids are freshman and they play roughly Level 1.5 or so. Needless to say this year is a lot of teaching. C does not equal C# type of stuff.
We have been doing a drumline unit using very easy drum cadences. I am rotating the kids each day (bass to snare, etc...) and we spend about 30 minutes each day. This was the second or third day.
I am hoping it is a good way to get the kids excited about rhythm and reading. I am trying real, real, hard to get them to count out loud.