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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

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school playing experience, a positive attitude, and the self 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.

 

Beginning Band -Students with no playing experience, a positive attitude, and the self motivation to improve their skills, are eligible for this course. We will 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 our string ensemble of student musicians, grades 9-12 who

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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. 

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

  WHS DOWN THE FIELD   --  Our great fight song.

  Curse of the Rosin Eating Zombies from Outer Space   --  Fall Orchestra Concert 2018

  Goblin Boogie   --  Fall Orchestra Concert 2018

  Fling For Strings   --  Fall Orchestra Concert 2018

  Lion City   --  Fall orchestra concert 2018

  Today   --  Fall Orchestra Concert 2018

  Two Selections from Mozart's Requiem Mass   --  Fall Orchestra Concert 2018

  abracadabra   --  Fall Band Concert 2018

  dark fortress   --  Fall Band Concert 2018

  hambone   --  Fall Band Concert 2018

  tight squeeze   --  Fall Band Concert 2018

  shenandoah   --  Fall Band Concert 2018

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