Welcome to the ORLA Band Webpage!
This page is for both hConnect & Montessori band students (the hConnect band page now redirects to this page)
I hope this page can provide some resources for you to become the best musician you can be. :)
The ORLA Intermediate Band meets Tuesday & Thursday from 1:00-1:50pm.
This class is for those who have had some experience performing on a band instrument.
The ORLA Beginning Band meets Tuesday & Thursday from 2:00-2:50pm.
This class is for those who want to join our program and learn a band instrument.
Best way to contact band teacher Mr. Grostick is at: firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message with ORLA school secretary: 360-596-7730.
We're glad you can join us! :)
Audio / Video Files:
(these are professional recordings for students to study how their part fits with the band.)
Reading Music (videos):
Note Reading Games (online):
Need a fingering chart? (print them at home)
- SmartMusic this interactive computer program is probably the most comprehensive way for students to practice and get instant feedback on their progress. At only $40, it has thousands of songs to practice with, including our book. Once you load it, download "Accent on Achievement - Book One" and you'll be having fun in no time! See website (click link above) for more information.
- Online Metronome
- Online Tuner
For Composition / Writing / Recording music:
- MusicTheory.net - extensive resource for learning advanced music theory
- Noteflight - a great online notation program (for writing/composing sheet music)
- Soundation - a neat online multitrack studio like GarageBand (for recording/mixing audio)