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We are playing Flowers up a whole step to the key of B minor.  Please be sure to use the transposed track for your at-home practice:

We are playing Sunshine of Your Love up a whole step to the key of E.  Please be sure to use the transposed track for your at-home practice:

Song List:

Boom (X Ambassadors)
Titanium (David Guetta, Sia)
Break My Heart (Dua Lipa)
Flowers (Miley Cyrus)
Sunshine of Your Love (Cream)

Boom – Band Reduction

Titanium – Band Reduction

Break My Heart – Band Reduction

Flowers Form


Great job on your grooves! Please review Boom to make sure you hit the refrains confidently, but the biggest one is the chorus for Sunshine of Your Love!


Great job on your parts Ayan. More than anything, practice sounding more relaxed on Sunshine! It’s a groovy riff, don’t try to get ahead of it. That applies to a lot of the other songs as well. Prioritize playing parts that feel good and groovy! Will make you sound even more confident as a player. If you are fishing for something, don’t strum until you feel confident you have your left hand in the right place!


Awesome job Dylan, proud of your commitment to the band, the music, and wanting to be challenged. You’ve been great about learning your parts and song forms, now take some time to make sure they all sound as clean as possible! No dead or buzzy strings, we want what comes out of your guitar to be crystal clear.


Keep reviewing Boom vocals and make sure you bring Break My Heart to your drum teacher to review the empty beat in the choruses!


Keep reviewing your Sunshine and Break My Heart vocals! Especially want to make sure you don’t skip the second half of the choruses. They are all long. Make sure you are also confident on Titanium and Boom keys, especially getting into the Boom bridge.


Great job Tessa, overall the best thing you can do at this point is a solid review of the set so that you can be a leader in the band and help people keep it together. A strong bass can cover up a lot of mistakes in a band! And when you are singing, you can subtly give the band signals about where the music is going. Like when you repeat “but I can love me better than” you can look at the band and make a big deal out of it so they don’t miss it. And from there, you can hold the high note and let your background vocalists sing the hook!

Winter/Spring 2023 Band Session – Important Dates:

January 9th First day of the Winter/Spring 2023 band session
January 16 MLK Day – NO BAND
February 20-24 Winter Break – NO BAND
March 18/19 Band Performance Workshop
April 3-14 Spring Break – NO BAND
May 29 Memorial Day – NO BAND
June 4 Band Showcase and last day of the Winter/Spring 2023 band session

Band Showcase at the Point

June 4 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Band Showcase a Rock & Brews

June 7 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

June 10th Student Recitals

June 10 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

June 11th Student Recitals

June 11 @ 11:00 am - 7:30 pm