Welcome!

Welcome to the 5thGradeMusic.com, the website for the beginning band and orchestra students at Howard, Miller, Howe, Oakman, McDonald, William Ford, Haigh, River Oaks, Nowlin, and Maples Schools, under the direction of Mr. Greg Gozzard. The purpose of this site is to provide students with information that will help them succeed as a first-year instrumentalist and to prepare them for middle school band or orchestra. 

 

The Teacher

Greg Gozzard is in his 32nd year of teaching instrumental music and has taught in Dearborn since 1990. He has a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Oakland University and a Master's degree in Jazz Performance from Wayne State. Greg served in the military as a trumpeter in the U.S. Army Band program on active duty from 1975-78, and as a reservist until 1986. He is married to a teacher/flutist, and the couple have three adult children who are all involved in music and education.


 
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Updates/News

9/4/13

Welcome back to school new 5th graders! I will be visiting classrooms during the next week to talk about band and orchestra. In the meantime, do some research on the various instruments that will be offered this year; maybe one will catch your interest:

Violin, Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone


6/10/13

Concratulations 5th graders for an outstanding year. Best wishes for continued success in middle school!

4/10/13

The 2013 drum parts are available to download:

All band pieces (minus America)
America

4/8/13

*Concert/Parade Schedule


May 7, Howe Concert, 9:30 a.m.
May 7, Whitmore-Bolles Parade, 1:30 p.m.
May 16, Haigh Parade, 9:30 a.m.
May 16, River Oaks Concert, 2:00 p.m.
May 17, Becker Concert, 10:00 a.m.
May 20, Maples Concert, 2:00 p.m.
May 20, Howard Concert, 7:00 p.m.
May 21, Whitmore-Bolles and Nowlin @ Whitmore, 7:00 p.m.
May 22, Oakman Concert, 2:00 p.m.
May 23, River Oaks Parade, 2:00 p.m.
May 29, McDonald Concert, 10:00 a.m.
May 30, Haigh Concert, 7:00 p.m.

*Students will perform only on the pieces in which they have received a passing grade, 1 or 2. 

4/5/13

The following songs have been updated for band:

Jericho
Let's Go Blue
Merrily We Roll Along
Mexican Hat Dance
Ode to Joy
Old MacDonald
Skip to My Lou
Twinkle, Twinkle

3/3/13

The following songs have been updated for band:

America
Aura Lee
Baa, Baa Black Sheep
5th Grade Blues.

2/10/13

The following pieces have been updated for violin:

Merrily We Roll
Mozart Serenade
Aura Lee
Jingle Bells
Ode to Joy
Old MacDonald
Twinkle, Twinkle


2/5/13

Go Tell Aunt Rhody uploaded for violin.
Lightly Row (in A) uploaded for violin.


2/4/13

All of the pieces on the site will be revised and relabeled as follows:

1. Song Scale
2. Note Sprint 
3. Rhythm Sample
4. Song 

The Can-Can has been updated to reflect these changes.

1/26/13

Can-Can uploaded for band.
Mexican Hat Dance uploaded for all instruments.


1/21/12 

Aura Lee uploaded for all instruments.

11/14/12

Recorder songs added to links page.

11/13/12

Ode to Joy uploaded for band.
Happy Birthday uploaded for all instruments.


11/12/12

Lightly Row and Old MacDonald uploaded for violin.
Old MacDonald updated for band.


10/23/12

A music vocabulary page has been added. Here is a pdf version.

10/10/12

Classes are going well in all buildings. I wish to remind everyone about the supplies that are needed for class:

Violin
Instrument/bow
Rosin
Shoulder rest/sponge (if needed)
Music
Three-ring binder

Flute
Instrument
Music
Three-ring binder


Clarinet/Saxophone
Instrument
Reeds (at least two in good shape) #2
Music
Three-ring binder


Trumpet/Trombone
Instrument
Valve/slide oil
Music
Three-ring binder


9/4/12

Welcome back to school new 5th graders! I will be visiting classrooms during the next week to talk about band and orchestra. In the meantime, do some research on the various instruments that will be offered this year; maybe one will catch your interest:

Violin, Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone

5/29/12

Dearborn Schools is offering a summer music camp for students entering 6th grade in the fall. This is a great low-cost option for young musicians to continue to advance their skills before middle school. Please read the brochure for more details. 

5/1/12

Concert Schedule

May 7, Howe - 10:00 a.m.
May 11, Wm Ford - 2:00 p.m.
May 15, Oakman - 2:30 p.m.
May 16, Whitmore-Boles - 7:00 p.m. (at O.L. Smith)
May 17, Becker - 1:00 and 2:00 p.m.
May 17, Haigh - 7:00 p.m.
May 21, Maples - 2:00 p.m.
May 21, Howard - 7:00 p.m.
May 31, River Oaks - 2:00 p.m.
June 4, McDonald - 2:00 p.m.

4/29/12

Band Songs - Summary uploaded for band.

4/18/12

Violin Songs - Summary uploaded.

4/17/12

Allegro uploaded for Violin.

3/14/12

Percussion parts uploaded for band.
America uploaded for percussion.

3/11/12

America (Bb) uploaded for band.

3/6/12

5th Grade Blues uploaded for band.

3/4/12

America (Eb) uploaded for band.

3/1/12

Answer sheets for Can-Can and My Heart uploaded for violin.

2/8/12

Gaga uploaded for band.

2/1/12

Major scales uploaded for violin.
Major/chromatic scales uploaded for band.

1/30/12

Jericho uploaded for band.

1/22/12

Fur Elise uploaded for flute.

1/16/12

Ode to Joy uploaded for violin.
When the Saints uploaded for band.

12/5/11

Band repertoire has been edited to improve the Rhythm Studies.

11/17/11

To encourage at-home practice, a weekly practice record will be used. Please click HERE for a copy.

11/16/11

Jingle Bells uploaded for band.
Happy Birthday uploaded for flute.
Violin repertoire has been edited to improve the Rhythm Studies.

11/15/11

Polly Wolly Doodle uploaded for violin.
French Folk Song uploaded for violin.

11/14/11

Twinkle, Twinkle uploaded for band.

11/2/11

Hot Cross Buns EZ uploaded for flute.
Merrily We Roll Along EZ uploaded for flute.

10/31/11

Twinkle, Twinkle uploaded for violin.
New videos added for flute and saxophone.

10/28/11

Long, Long Ago uploaded for violin.
Skip to My Lou uploaded for band.

10/26/11

Mozart Serenade uploaded for violin.
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep uploaded for band.
Up on the Housetop uploaded for band.

10/24/11

Folk Dance and The Can-Can uploaded for violin.
Jolly Old St. Nicholas uploaded for band.
Old MacDonald uploaded for band.

10/10/11

Indian Lament uploaded for violin.
Good King Wenceslas uploaded for violin.
Lightly Row uploaded for band.

10/7/11

Hot Cross Buns uploaded for violin and band.
Merrily We Roll Along uploaded for violin and band.

10/5/11

Videos added to violin, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, and trombone.

10/3/11

www.5thGradeMusic.com is launched.

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