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Come here for info, advice, and help!

On this page you will find a wealth of information, ranging from specific instrument techniques to expectations for the band student. Come back regularly for updated content!

Expectations for...

The Student
The Parent/Guardian
The Teacher
  • Practice your instrument at home

  • Fill out your practice record

  • Remember to bring your instrument, music, and materials on your lesson day

  • Attend ALL band performances

  • Follow the rules and procedures of Mr. Rebmann's class

  • Always give your best effort

  • Have fun!

  • Encourage your child to practice their band skills

  • Check and sign your child's practice record

  • Help your child remember their instrument, music, and materials on their lesson day

  • Applaud your child's wonderful performances

  • Provide an email address and working phone number for teacher/parent contact

  • Provide encouragement and appropriate challenges for students

  • Be knowledgeable of the material being studied

  • Provide an engaging learning environment

  • Create student calendars that show lesson days

  • Contact parents/guardians with important band and/or student information

  • Instill knowledge and love of music in all students

Recommended Videos

How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain

by Anita Collins, TED-Ed

Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians' brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout.

"Uptown Funk" for Clarinet or Trumpet

Song by Mark Ronson, Featuring Bruno Mars

Want to learn how to play "Uptown Funk" with your own band instrument?  Pick up your clarinet or trumpet (or treble baritone horn) and follow along!

Lucky Chops- "Stand by Me"

You don't always need a stage to perform!  The Lucky Chops Brass Band will frequently set up in the subways of New York City and play for passing crowds!  Here's a fun rendition of "Stand by Me," with some great moves to go along with wild solos!

Student vs. Intermediate vs. Professional Flutes

Ever wonder what the difference was between student, intermediate, and professional model flutes (other than price)?  A student model flute is great for the beginner (easier to start on), but by middle and high school, it will be time to move up to a higher level instrument!

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Class Resources

Note Identification Practice

Check many total can you get right? How many correct notes can you identify in one minute? What's your highest score out of 50 notes?  


*Make sure you choose the proper clef for your instrument; click on the "gear" settings button on the top right of the exercise to change between treble or bass clef. You can also adjust the note range and accidentals to work only on notes that you've learned. This is excellent practice to improve your note reading!*

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