Students... try out the free Finale Notepad or MuseScore for creating some of your own songs. Because of the number of students in each class and no money for software, we will be using these programs along with Noteflight a lot this year. Link: Finale NotePad or MuseScore
* The All City Band Evaluation was held on May 8, 2012 for the Music Tech Ensemble. Our students played I'll Be There, We Shall Overcome and Tuxedo Junction. They received an A+ grade for their performance. Congratulations to our Music Tech Ensemble members!
* Congratulations to A. Effinger for winning 2nd Place in the State PTA Reflections contest!
* Selected members of the Music Tech Ensemble performed in the Black History program on Feb. 28, 2012 at 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM at the school.
* The PTA Reflections Banquet was held on Feb. 26, 2012. Our three winners received their awards from the city-wide contest.
Congratulations to our City-Level PTA Reflections Music Composition Winners for 2011-2012. The winners are V. Lewis (1st Place), A. Effinger (2nd Place) and A. McGhee (3rd Place). Their songs are posted on our Student Work page.
Ms. Garrett attended the annual TI:ME Conference held in Louisville, KY on January 4-7, 2012.
Our annual Christmas Music Program was held on Dec. 13, 2011 at 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM at Central Park School. Sixteen of our students played in the Music Tech Ensemble and they sounded great! Thank you for all of your hard work, students! Pictures are posted on our school site.
Congratulations to our school PTA Reflections Music Composition Winners for 2011-2012. Their compositions will be sent to the City PTA for the next level of the contest. The winners are K. Ruffin, A. Effinger, A. McGhee, V. Lewis and M. Walker. Their songs are posted on our Student Work page.
I have purchased a subscription to Noteflight.com for my students and myself. This is going to be a great resource for providing online access to creating music anytime outside of my class.
My students are really excited about it and they are already posting scores for me to review.
Thank you, Avid, Lee Whitmore, Henry Panion and the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus group for working with teachers and students in Birmingham on May 15-17, 2011. We would like to thank Avid for providing $60,000 worth of Pro Tools equipment to the Birmingham City Schools system so our teachers and students may learn to use the programs in our classes!
(From Avid - "The Birmingham portion of the tour concluded with The Bus parked outside City Hall. Avid Education Segment Director, Dr. Lee Whitmore, joined Henry Panion in City Council Chambers to present a gift of 200 Mbox MINIs with Pro Tools to the Mayor and the Birmingham Public Schools in support of a state and city technology and education program. Avid was honored at that time with an official "city seal" in recognition of our support of music and arts education.")
T. Winick, K. Garrett, H. Panion, L. Scales, J. Austin, B. Tankard, L. Whitmore, J. Walden and J. McAphee
Birmingham City Council Meeting
Thank you to all of the Music Tech Ensemble students who performed in the Christmas Program on Dec. 15, 2010! Your performance was outstanding. The video from the concert is posted here: Concert Video from Dec. 15, 2010
Congratulations to Corey Walker, the first recipient of the Rising Star Award from the Alabama Symphony Orchestra on September 10, 2010! Corey received a trombone, books and five years of music lessons from a symphony member. Follow this link to see the photos.