Virtual School Song Project

It’s time for our virtual marching band!  Hopefully everyone can participate (colorguard, too!)  We are playing the school song, of course!
If you need the music, it is on Schoology in Band C.  Let me know if you can’t access that and I’ll email you the file.
Below you will find info on how to participate, links to the music and upload folders and a link to a short video that should describe the process.
Here is a link to the recording to play along with and the folders to upload your final project to.
You will need two devices…one with headphones with which you can listen to the demo track recording and another (preferably a smartphone) to record yourself on.
Here’s a short tutorial video that I had some fun making…
Make sure you have good lighting, a quiet room, a plain background and record in landscape format (sideways).  THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!  Snap your instrument up on the correct count.
Please let me know if you have questions or need tech help!  See below for some FAQ’s…
Mr. G

Q. When is it due?
A. Friday, May 15 @ 10pm

Q. What do I need to do this?

A. The easiest option is to use two devices.  If you have a smartphone, use this to record.  Ideally, mount it or find someone with a VERY steady hand.  Use your second device to play the music (with headphones connected!).

Q. I’d like to, but I don’t know how!
A. We want everyone in band to participate.  If you need technical help, please email me.  Let me know what devices you may have available to use (tablet, computer, phone, etc) and I will work to come up with a solution that works with what you have available!  

Q. I’m not the best player.  What if it’s not perfect?

A. When everyone is combined together those little imperfections vanish, just like when you play together in person.  I can fix the noticeable wrong notes, but I do want you to send your best recording. 

Q. Where should I record?
A. Pick a visually interesting location that you like.  It does need to be a quiet space without a strong echo.  Do be conscientious of your surroundings.

Q. What do you need to see in the video?
A. I need to clearly see your face and upper torso.    Also, check your camera angle – make sure we’re not looking up your nose!

Q. What can I do to check my video?
A.  Check to see if the audio is clear and is not picking up the music track – just you only.  Also, make sure you are uploading the video, and not something else.

Q. How do I send you my video?
A. Direct links are provided in this email.  Choose the appropriate section.  

Q. Can I email it instead?
A. No.  If you are having difficulty, please contact me  If it absolutely won’t work for you, we’ll find a solution together, but this helps us keep everything organized.


Author: Mark Grevengoed

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