Well the year is off and running. We are busily preparing for upcoming performances and working on the fundamentals that should provide a solild foundation for the rest of the year. As a matter of procedure, parents should please make sure that they have submitted the Permission Slip for the year's off campus events and the Band Registration Form. There are still many students that have not returned these documents. Both can be downloaded from the links on the right sidebar. The registration form can be submitted electronically. Both forms can also be printed out and returned physically. If you are unsure, feel free to contact me or check your son's grade on Edline (the permission slip has been entered as a grade).
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Well not really, but the website http://www.pandora.com/ is one of the coolest sites that I have seen to date. As a musician, it is a MUST SEE!!!!!!!!!! Basically, it is an online radio that you CONTROL and it is FREE! The user types in their email address and then can select music by genre, sub-genre, and even artist. They then create a "station" for that artist or genre that will play that specific artists music or something similar.
In my humble opinion, it seems like the variety and amount of music is unlimited. It even has music from obscure artists (even solo trombonists - how much more obscure can one get?). The only downside is that you can't download music, but if you want to take it with you, Pandora can be downloaded to function on an iPhone, on Facebook, or other file as well.
As a teacher, I am recommending this to all of my students. Yes they will probably only want to listen to "their music" but they should never again have to say that they haven't heard the music of ___ musician. I am not in the habit of recommending a website to people, but I have to make an exception in this case. Parents & Students, please check this out: http://www.pandora.com/.