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Welcome to Frances Drake Music!
Welcome to Frances Drake Music!
Hello Frances Drake Families! I am so excited to join the Frances Drake family and teach our students music! Whether your child is in general music, chorus, or band, we have amazing things in store for this year! Feel free to reach out to me with any questions, comments, or concerns at amanda.woolleydesousa@leominsterschools.org

Musically Yours,
Mrs. Amanda Sousa
International Night!
International Night!
The chorus performed like rock stars at our 2018 International Night!
CHORUS VIDEOS & AUDIO
Chorus members can practice with the following videos and links to prepare for our Winter Concert on December 18th, 2018! Enjoy!

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Christmas Songs of Joy
https://www.jwpepper.com/Christmas-Songs-of-Joy/10506234.item#/submit

Make a Joyful Noise
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHAmjATh7oY

Carol of the Bells
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIEPJQB-mRM

Carol of the Bells
https://www.jwpepper.com/Carol-of-the-Bells/10586070.item#/submit

Siyahamba
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fi-zd2k8wgQ

De Colores
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48vNfKUHWRw

De Colores
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rn43pLNtlY

Music

10 months ago

By Amanda Woolley DeSousa

Band Videos
Band members can use the following videos to practice at home and get answers to questions about your instruments. Enjoy!

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FLUTE

Flute First Sounds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG0Q3fjccck

Flute Hand Position and Posture
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOD07ZI-VGo

Flute Embouchure and First Sounds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh9m1IMdRiQ

Clarinet

Clarinet Tonguing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV2xomYHF-o

Clarinet Playing Position
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-aa3yvHaLM

Clarinet Embouchure and First Sounds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euAkvxUQe2A

Clarinet: The Reed Test
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htqLt2rcisw

Clarinet: Reed Placement
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3LoOk7hUUE



Saxophone

Saxophone Playing Position
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvuuvN51CkU

Saxophone Embouchure & First Sounds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APGe4VCuM0E

Saxophone Assembly & Reed Placement
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pV6tlHf8YE


Trumpet

Trumpet Lip Slurs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZD79hNLdWg

Trumpet First Sounds on the Horn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIKv3A7nZaQ

Trumpet: Embouchure & First Sounds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dc0EBounMc

Trombone

Trombone First Sounds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AOaYk2OpTk

Trombone Assembly
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ate1z9uMqt4

Trombone Playing Position
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOLB1lveoxI

Trombone Tonguing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjHeFZTbkFM

Trombone Lip Slurs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7tCBfOuR-U



Percussion

Snare Drum Playing Position and Grips
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v32vB8nYw2I

Snare Drum Stroke
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lznjhaEnfCI

Bell Kit Assembly
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2uFN210Slo

Snare Kit Assembly
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhjwkYkzsL8

Snare Drum Rolls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuZAGIji_SA

Mallet Percussion Basics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8R8UcHrI8o