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    Mr. Neil Forte III
    Band Director
    Drums EMS(570) 459-3221 ext. 20505
                 Freeland EMS (570) 459-3221 ext. 21500
    Grade (s):4-8
    Subject (s): Instrumental Music/Band

    Students are encourged to continue practicing their instruments at home. Practice your current band music and lesson book assignments. If you feel comfortable moving forward in your lesson books please click on the INSTRUMENTAL ACTIVITIES AND RESOURCES LINK on the left in the menu. You can email Mr. Forte with your questions at forten@hasdk12.org. There's no substitute for live instruction in instrumental music, but concepts are explained through the videos and please email me with questions so you can continue working on your instrument!

    You can also record your excercises and email them to me for comments! Please click on the Drums Listening Library if you are a member of ABAND or BBAND, click on the titles you currently have, listen and try playing along!

    All band students can listen to professional musicians on the instrument you play. Check them out from the list. Complete a short worksheet!

    All band students can watch the meet the composers page and complete the short on-line worksheet. Each composer has submitted a special message for our band students!

    There are activities for Intermediate/Advanced players. Click on your instrument and try some creative recording!

    There are Music Theory lessons available for Int/Adv students. Start at Unit 1 and work through the workbooks in order. Take pictures of your completed pages and email them to Mr. Forte for review/corrections!

    7-8 grade students can work on a student leadership course. This a great resource to learn leadership for your Middle through High School years. Once you complete the course, you can add this to your portfolio for your advisor! Complete the online worksheets for verification from Mr. Forte!



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