Summer has arrived! What a great year it has been! Now it's time to refresh and recharge. This is also a great time to get some things done before we start next year. Here goes..
Firstly, it's best to play your instrument some over the summer. I'm not going to pretend that everyone will be practicing for several hours a day (if you do, awesome!), but it would be great to pick your instrument up and play every so often.
Just like we do Spring Cleaning on our homes and the band room and such, we need to do some on our instruments as well. Read the following for some things to consider:
Note: Woodwinds, DO NOT give your instruments a bath. You will ruin your instrument.
Brass have the most maintenance to do. This is a great time to give your instrument a bath!
Here's what to do:
After the bath is a great time to run your snake through the instrument to clean out any left-over residue.
Here are some things to do on woodwinds:
What to Play?
Summer is also a great time to work on some things you don't have as much time for during the school year. Here are some suggestions to explore:
THE KEY IS TO PLAY YOUR INSTRUMENT > MAKE. MUSIC.
Where this has less to do with playing, it has more to do with the marching band folks and just being active and healthy! We certainly want to be used to the sun come July.
Fun in the Sun Days
Every Tuesday we will have a planned activity from 9am to 12pm. This is about community and exercise. Come join us and have a good time! The goal is simple - fun.
Spartanburg has a lot of places to get out and walk/run/play/etc. Here's some suggestions:
HAPPY SUMMER! SEE YOU ON TUESDAYS!