•  WELCOME TO 7TH & 8TH GRADE BAND! 

    MR. JOHN P. McCARTHY

    Director of Bands

    JPMCCARTHY@JACKSONSD.ORG 

     

    Welcome to the band room!   My name is Mr. McCarthy and I have been teaching in Jackson for 36 years.  My primary instrument is the Trumpet, and I do like to play the piano.  I love teaching students about music, and I have very high expectations for my ensembles.  Band can be fun, when you put the work into it.  You have to do your homework and practice your music in order to do well. The more you put into it, the more you'll get out of it!

     

     

     

    IMPORTANT DATES!

    JACKSON LIBERTY JAZZ FESTIVAL - SATURDAY, APRIL 13TH

    9:00 AM

     

     

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 29TH - SPRING CONCERT

     

     

     

    INSTRUMENT MAINTENANCE!

    PLEASE MAKE SURE TO OIL YOUR VALVES/SLIDES.

    GREASE YOUR CORKS ON YOUR WOODWIND.

    HAVE SOME REEDS FOR YOUR CLARINET/SAX (USE #3 SIZE THIS YEAR)

    IT'S GOING TO BE A FUN YEAR IN BAND!  :)

     

    PLEASE USE THESE CODES TO JOIN MY GOOGLE CLASSROOM PAGES

     

    8TH BAND    myqxqnc

    7TH BAND    cuhtyy3

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    SPIRIT BAND

     

     

    Extra Music Links!

    Try these songs on for size!

     

    These are a bit difficult at first!

    http://www.mrwentzel.com/FunSongs.html

    We played some of these in band this year!

    https://www.drselfridgemusic.com/post/beginnerbandtunes

     

    These tunes are spooky!

    Don't be afraid to try them!

    https://www.drselfridgemusic.com/spookytunespacket

     

     

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    ****Check out the link below for the video of our 2022 SPRING CONCERT!****

    https://youtu.be/12U5hKqJP8Y

    back to school

     

    Click the following 2 links for my Back to School Night videos!

     

    Welcome to the Band Room!

    https://youtu.be/K037LqwIRf4

     

     

    NEED AN INSTRUMENT?

    NEED YOUR INSTRUMENT REPAIRED?

    NEED TO RETURN YOUR INSTRUMENT?

    Click the link below to go to the Garden State Music site.

     

    cl and sax

     

    https://www.gardenstatemusic.com/instrument-rentals

     

     

    WE PLAY GREAT MUSIC HERE!  

    LETS HAVE A GREAT YEAR!

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