• Welcome to the 8th Grade Band Website! 

    The 8th Grade Band is under the direction of Mr. Dante Marmo

    Google Classroom Code: gq3w4hn


    Mr. Marmo's Zoom Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM URL: https://zoom.us/j/5050590180?pwd=bDdDR0lJTnc3Z2lhci9rUm5EaENTUT09 

    Meeting ID: 505 059 0180
    Password: 2020


    Mr. Marmo's Zoom Music Class/Clinic - All Students are welcome! Wednesdays at 1:00 PM URL: https://zoom.us/j/381589775?pwd=eUE0NktET2UvTlR0dFRMRnV2Lzh4QT09

    Meeting ID: 381-589-775
    Password: 2020


    To continuing your music education while at home please go to the google classroom webpage: 

    https://classroom.google.com/u/1/c/NjA0NTE1MTQwMjNa


    If you wish to pick up your instrument, please complete this form. Read it and complete it carefully. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdol-59G7T1LpmEosauTXlZoNQzZl3iL-kI_sYtWtoXxaBb-w/viewform?usp=sf_link 
    Thank you!


    Rules for Success:

    • Be Prepared - Instrument, music, pencil, and a positive attitude
    • Be kind and treat everyone with respect
    • Practice regularly
    • Take care of your instrument and the band room
      • Keep the room clean
      • No food or drink except for water is allowed
      • Have two extra good reeds in your cases reed players
      • Store your instrument and music in your assigned locker when it is not taken home for practice. 

    Resources:

    • Bandmate Chromatic Tuner is a tuner for your smartphone. This is a simple yet effective app for building confidence in any student that is learning new notes. Once you select your instrument from a drop-down menu, Bandmate will display the pitches that it hears on your instrument’s staff.
    • Metronome - A metronome and tuner have obvious benefits to music students and professionals alike. Instead of carrying around a tuner/metronome it can be very helpful to have an app right on your phone or tablet. In most cases, students usually have their phones handy, so why not have helpful apps easily accessible to them for use during rehearsals, lessons, or for practicing at home?

      Any metronome app will do, but one that I recommend is called Pro Metronome http://eumlab.com/pro-metronome/. It’s free and is offered for iOS devices, Android devices, and Google Play. 

    Band Music Recordings:

    Recordings will be supplied in the near future.


    Thank you for your continued support of the arts in the Bloomsburg Area School District! We appreciate your support!

    Sincerely,

    Mr. Dante Marmo
    Band Director
    Bloomsburg High School
    1200 Railroad Street
    Bloomsburg, PA 17815
    570-784-6100 Ext. 6316
    dmarmo@bloomsd.k12.pa.us