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  • Students will need a few supplies in order to make sure they are ready for band.  Just as paper and 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

    ·     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; 1 box of reeds strength 2, 1 box of reeds strength 2.5, and 1 box of reeds strength 3.  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.

    ·     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; 1 box of reeds strength 2, 1 box of reeds strength 2.5, and 1 box of reeds strength 3. 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.

    ·     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 

    ·     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 sixth year at H.S. Winograd K-8 School, teaching movement to students in grades 1-2, general music to students in grades K and 3-5, and band to students in grades 6-8.  This year I am also teaching a before school choir for students in grades 4-6.
 
In my free time, I love to hang out with my husband and our 2-year-old son, Martial.  I like to cook and play video games.  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. 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.