Student of the Month Award Recipients
Sebastian has been a guitar student of Mr. John's since before SMMC was open! That kind of time and dedication on an instrument alone is worth an award. Still, Sebastian has made immense strides in his guitar playing of late, tackling hard repertoire such as the themes to "Star Wars" and "Harry Potter". In addition, Sebastian recently finished two guitar method books he had been studying from for several months. Finishing the books was a challenge he stepped up to and completed! Congratulations Sebastian and keep it up!
Jeffrey plays clarinet and due to his hard work this past month, has received the student of the month award! Jeffrey has only been playing for about 6 months and has made great improvements. He now practices almost everyday and is progressing quickly, playing through many songs each week. He plays with a full and clear tone and listens closely to his sound as he plays. He is very motivated to improve and has the goal of joining the band at San Marino High School this coming fall. Congratulations Jeffrey and keep up the great work!
SMMC Visits South Pasadena Elementary Schools!
In May, we visited Arroyo Vista, Monterey Hills and Marengo Elementary to work with 4th grade students and introduce them to the various band instruments they could sign up for when in 5th grade. Kids were able to get hands on experience for Alto Sax, Clarinet, Flute, Trombone, Trumpet and Percussion Kits to help them make a choice as to which instrument they want to try out next year. This is always a fun event we are lucky to be a part of! The children are always full of excitement and enthusiasm as they get to try out a musical instrument, many for the first time! Thank you to Kelly Coughlin, the South Pasadena Elementary and Middle School band director for helping put this together. Have a great summer and good luck in band next year!