Student of the Month Award Recipients
Ashley Hyunh has shown her hard work and efforts ever since day one. She has taken new challenges head on and has improved far beyond what was requested. There were some days when I asked her how the practice was during the week, to which she responded that it was hard, yet she has done well enough on her own to make the lessons extremely productive. Considering her age, and the amount of time she practices, she sets a prime example as to what makes a great student!
Brylee is a dedicated piano student who puts forth a positive attitude in every lesson. Her bright energy is matched with the willingness to devote herself fully to each piece. As a result, Brylee has recently completed songs like the "Harry Potter Theme" and "Lean On Me", and is currently in the middle of "Pokemon Theme". Brylee is one of Ms. Danielle's top students, as her hard work does not go unnoticed!!
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!