Announcements

  • Throughout the school year, many sixth grade students are not sure whether they have band or PE on that particular day.  If you are not sure, please bring your instrument to school AND wear tennis shoes.  That way you are prepared for either scenario!  Teal and Silver days always alternate, without skipping any days, through the entire school year.  The first day back from Winter Break, January 07, will be TEAL.  The second day will be Silver, and the third will be a Teal day again.  Please don't hesitate to ask if you don't know!
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  • Our most recent project on DonorsChoose.org has been fully funded!  We will soon be able to incorporate a new iPod Touch into our band classes.  Interested in helping us with our next project?  Find Mrs. Pentzer on DonorsChoose.org and check out our newest tax-deductible, fundraising project!  This time, we will be working to buy a new set of speakers for our music classroom.  They will be able to work with our new iPod to help us hear the best music possible to emulate and imitate. 
    There are many teachers from our school hoping for new classroom items.  You can search DonorsChoose.org by state, city, school, and/or teacher name to find a project that is meaningful to you.
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  • Students will need a few supplies in order to make sure they are ready for band.  Just as pens, paper, and colored pencils are important for your core classes, the following is a list of supplies that are important for everyone as we begin this school year.

    Flute Students

    ·     Tradition of Excellence band book, Level 1 (red) for Flute

    ·     Small cloth or soft rag for cleaning the inside of your flute

    ·     Travel-size bottle of mouthwash, any variety, to use as disinfectant

     Clarinet Students

    ·     Tradition of Excellence band book, Level 1 (red) for Bb Clarinet

    ·     Mitchell Lurie clarinet reeds; 5 reeds strength 2, and 10 reeds strength 2.5. These come in a gold box. Be prepared to need more reeds as the school year goes on; expect to go through approximately one reed per week. This brand of reeds will last longer than most others, and they will also help produce the best sound.  You will not be able to participate in class without reeds and will consequently lose participation points without them.

    ·     Small tube of cork grease

    ·     Travel-size bottle of mouthwash, any variety, to use as disinfectant

     Saxophone Students

    ·     Tradition of Excellence band book, Level 1 (red) for Eb Alto Saxophone

    ·     Frederick Hemke alto saxophone reeds; 5 reeds strength 2, and 10 reeds strength 2.5. Be prepared to need more reeds as the school year goes on; expect to go through approximately one reed per week. This brand of reeds will last longer than most others, and they will also help produce the best sound.  You will not be able to participate in class without reeds and will consequently lose participation points without them.

    ·     Small tube of cork grease

    ·     Travel-size bottle of mouthwash, any variety, to use as disinfectant

    Trumpet Students

    ·     Tradition of Excellence band book, Level 1 (red) for Bb Trumpet

    ·     Valve Oil (this is different from slide oil; be sure you get the correct product!)

    ·     Travel-size bottle of mouthwash, any variety, to use as disinfectant

     Trombone Students

    ·     Tradition of Excellence band book, Level 1 (red) for Trombone

    ·     Slide Grease (may be in grease, oil, or cream form; this is different from valve oil, so be sure you get the correct product!)

    ·     Travel-size bottle of mouthwash, any variety, to use as disinfectant

     Percussion Students

    ·     Tradition of Excellence band book, Level 1 (red) for Mallets and Percussion

    ·     At least one pair of snare drum sticks, size 5A or 5B

    ·     At least one pair of xylophone mallets, rubber style preferred

    All of the above supplies can be purchased at either Music Depot or Campus Music.  There are also many online retailers who will ship them to your home.  You will not need your supplies until the second week of school.  Please ask if you are not sure what to buy!

    Music Depot:  2318 W 17th St, Greeley, CO    970-352-3380

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Contact Information and Teacher Bio

Hello!  I am Mrs. Sarah Pentzer.  I grew up in a small town in central Washington state before attending school at the University of Idaho.  I earned my Bachelors of Music degree in K-12 Vocal and Instrumental Music Education in May 2008, and later went back to school to earn my Master of Music degree in Music Education in May 2013.  

I worked for one year in Shoshone, Idaho teaching students in grades 6-12 Band, Choir, Jazz, Music Theory, Music History, and Class Piano before moving to Colorado.  I am now in my fifth year at H.S. Winograd K-8 School, teaching general music to students in grades 3-5, as well as band to students in grades 6-8.
 
In my free time, I love to hang out with my husband and our 1-year-old son, Martial.  I like to cook and play video games, and I also perform regularly as a pianist with my church band.  I love being a Winograd Cub and am looking forward to all the things this year holds!

Please feel free to contact me anytime you have questions, concerns, or kudos regarding our music program.

Mrs. Sarah Pentzer
Phone:  (970) 348-2662
Email:  spentzer@greeleyschools.org

Beginning Band

Welcome to Beginning Band at Winograd K-8 School! 
If you play the flute, clarinet, or saxophone you have band on TEAL days.  If you play trumpet, trombone, or percussion you have band on SILVER days.