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TIM MARTIN

Band and Orchestra Director, Washburn High School

612-668-9376 vm | 612-668-3431 office
tim.martin@mpls.k12.mn.us

 

MISSION

To build a climate through the  ART of music that will foster individual talents, develop self esteem, motivate through daily challenges, and inspire students to become responsible and mature young adults and contributing citizens, with Miller P-R-I-D-E. (Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Determination,Excellence)

 

INSTRUMENTAL OFFERINGS

 

Concert Band -- Students with at least one year of middle school playing experience, a positive attitude, and the self

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motivation to improve their skills, are eligible for this course. Various styles of band literature and difficulty of music are used to develop individual and group performance skills. Emphasis is placed on proper breathing, tone quality, intonation, articulation, development of range, and music and reading skills.

 

Wind Ensemble - 10th grade – 12th grade Students with Concert Band playing experience are eligible to audition for this course. A wide variety of styles of band literature and a high level of difficulty of music are used to develop individual and group performance skills. 

 

Chamber Orchestra - Chamber Orchestra is an auditioned string ensemble of student musicians, grades 9-12 who play violin, viola, cello,and  and the double bass, and demonstrate a high level of performance practices.  Advanced techniques, ear training skills, music theory, and appropriate rehearsal/performance disciplines will be taught and maintained within the group.  Students participating must be available for public performances, solo and ensemble adjudicated events, and occasional after school rehearsals. 

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Concert Orchestra -- open to all students in grades 9 – 12 who play violin, viola, cello, and the double bass. Proper technique, ear training skills, music theory, and appropriate rehearsal/performance disciplines will be taught and maintained within the group.  Students participating must be available for public performances, solo and ensemble adjudicated events, and occasional after school rehearsals.

 

Jazz Ensembles -- This group studies and performs a variety of literature, including swing, jazz, and rock. Each year, the group performs at concerts, adjudicated festivals, and various civic occasions. Special emphasis is placed on developing improvisation skills and ensemble playing. Membership requires a high degree of musical skill and personal discipline. Auditions will be held the week of September 5th-8th. Click here for detail and materials.

 

 

 

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Questions? Contact tim.martin@mpls.k12.mn.us | 612-668-3431.

 

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