Hi all!

Well it's still no secret - I miss all of you so much! It's incredibly weird for me to not be slugging away through the back to school period alongside many of you . This was the first September of my entire life where I actually took a 14 day vacation. It's never happened before because there was never a way to escape the madness.

I had mixed feelings about it for sure ...but mostly...I am so thrilled that most of you are enjoying SOME FORM of return to singing and playing this fall.


Rehearsals are under way for many of you. HOW ARE THEY GOING???


I am always available to chat about repertoire, programming, resources, or anything at all!  Find me quickly and easily at humberbayrealesyaye@gmail.com. OR on Instagram @humberbayrealestate


WHO'S GOING TO MIDWEST????  Let's get a HANG Session together. Dinner, Drinks at the Hilton Bar, something, ANYTHING! For those of us who are braving our way into the USA in full VAXX and masked splendor....   let me know if you're planning to go: CLICK HERE AND DROP ME A "IM GOING!!" IN THE MESSAGE FIELD


MIDWEST QUICK LINK (THEY'VE JUST RELEASED THE FULL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE)

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS ONLINE HAS BEEN UPDATED - BIGTIME.

So much has changed in the world of Essential Elements!


Yes, the book prices have gone up...but the online content has EXPLODED!

Nobody at Hal Leonard or any of the stores have put me up to this. I've made the discovery independently. As much as this may seem like a sales pitch to those of you who use other methods, it's also a notification of service improvement for those of you using the method already!


During the pandemic, we all had to PIVOT. So, Hal Leonard has added a video assignment/assessment tool - check out more info here:

Video Assignment Tool on Essential Elements Interactive


For years and years, clients have been asking me the same question: If Hal Leonard has exclusive access to the copyrights for print music versions of Popular Music/Tv Themes/Disney Music/Broadway/Movies.....why don't they arrange little melody snippets to use in place of the the DATED exercises in Essential Elements (formerly EE2000)?


THE DAY HAS COME MY FRIENDS. Check it out!

New Improvements to Essential Elements Interactive: Bonus Songs


Here's the overview page for the printed material in the books series:

EE Series link


You won't find a better bulk price OR order fill ratio anywhere other than Harknett.

To place an online order or quote request, use your teacher login and load up your webcart at https://www.harknettmusic.com/classroommethods


RETURN TO PLAY AND COVID SAFETY RESOURCES


NFHS Return to play Resources - there's a TONNE of good info here including advocacy material for your program, put together by one of the driving forces behind the Colorado BioAerosol Studies of 2020:  CLICK HERE


OBA ONTARIO BAND ASSOCIATION - has an awesome QUICK LINKS page to Ontario School Board's local Covid/Safety updates and policies:

CLICK HERE


MUSIC FOR ALL site - a catalogue and list of American authoritative links on all topics: Instrument Care, Safety protocol, Instrument PPE, Social Emotional Learning in Muisc post-covid, etc:    CLICK HERE

OMEA Ontario Music Association: Safe Singing and Playing Fall 2021 updated document SEE ABOVE OR CLICK HERE*

The return to playing in band is finally HERE!

And along with it, are repertoire review sessions!

 While I definitely miss the live summer and conference reading sessions - It's been a privilege to work on these projects - in this new online video format.


HARKNETT MUSIC 2021-2022 FLEX BAND SESSION

In addition to going through the score and sound for each piece, I examine specific musical characteristics and ideas for each one of these adaptable/flexible band titles. The selections here have been chosen based on their level of teachability and viability in a cohorted/reduced instrumentation situation.

The full list, organized by grade including online ordering from Harknett is at: www.harknettmusic.com/honourroll (make sure you are logged in )


 Please call Rex, Mary, or Jon for more info on order processing times: 905 477 1141

Or, please feel free to contact Shashi for further recommendations or if you have questions about this promotion: (shashi@harknettmusic.com)

Good luck with your return to playing and thanks for taking the time to check out the 2021-2022 Honour Roll !

ADAPTABLE AND TEACHABLE REPERTOIRE SESSION - OMEA CON FUOCO 2021


This is A forum-style narrated session, using scores and performance recordings for 15-20 titles of New and Recent release repertoire for Concert Band from various publishers in the industry. Each piece will be discussed and included for its teachable moments and possible class/rehearsal/performance venues.


   **HANDOUT, READING LIST, AND VIDEO/YOUTUBE LINK WILL BE RELEASED NOVEMBER 9, 2021