August 12-August 18
Practice Challenge: 
Learn a song from your book or packet and perform it for a member of your family.
Silly Question:
In what country was coffee first discovered?

August 5-August 11
Practice Challenge: 
Take a song from your book or packet and figure out how to play it starting on a different note.  (This is called transposition).
Silly Question:
If C is Do, what is G? (Re, Mi, Fa, So, La, or Ti)

July 29- August 4
Practice Challenge: 
Band learn the Eb concert scale
Flutes Trombones, and Bells: Eb, F, G, Ab, Bb, C, D, Eb
Saxophones: C, D, E, F, G, A, B,C
Trumpets and Clarinets:, F, G, A, Bb, C, D, E, F
Strings learn the G concert scale
G, A, B, C, D, E, F#, G
Silly Question: What is another name for a musical canon?

July 22- July 28
Practice Challenge:
Figure out how to play Yankee Doodle without looking at any music.
Silly Question: 
Who won the 2018 MLB All-Star game?

July 15- July 21
Practice Challenge:
Practice long tones.  Hold a note for 30 seconds.  Woodwinds and brass use one breath, strings use one bow direction, and percussion keep your roll even the entire time.
Silly Question:
These awards are given for the best recording of the year and were based on the grammaphone, the first record player.  What are they?

July 8-July 14
Practice Challenge:
Memorize a song from the practice packet or your lesson book.
Silly Question:
What were the other choices besides the bald eagle, for our national bird?

July 1-July 7
Practice Challenge:
Band learn the Bb concert scale
Flutes Trombones, and Bells: Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G, A, Bb
Saxophones: G, A, B, C, D, E, F#, G
Trumpets and Clarinets:, C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C  (Clarinets might have to play low B and C if they can't go over the break.)
Strings learn the D concert scale
D, E, F#, G, A, B, C#, D
Silly Question:  Name a breed of cat.

June 24-June 30
Practice Challenge: 
Practice long tones.  Hold a note for 20 seconds with a good sound.  Woodwinds and brass use one breath, strings use one bow direction, and percussion keep your roll even the entire time.
Silly Question:
Manny Machado switched from third base to shortstop this year for the Orioles. 
What other famous Oriole did the same in the 1980's
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