Welcome to the Roosevelt Middle School Music Department Webpage!
This is your resource for listening to our repertoire, finding useful forms (NYSSMA, practice logs, etc.) and
simply exploring the world of music as you sit back, relax, and LISTEN!
NYSSMA solo information
Private teacher resource list
Concert band music:
Freedom Finale arr. Michael Story
Joyful Rock by Ludwig van Beethoven/arr. Scott Watson
Kensington March by John Edmondson
Peace Like a River arr. Robert W. Smith
Those Wonderful Woodwinds by John Edmondson
Thriller by Michael Jackson/arr. Robert Longfield
Canon of Peace arr. Paul Jennings
Marley Medley by Bob Marley/arr. Ms. Rome
Jazz band music:
Autumn Leaves arr. John Berry
It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing arr. Michael Sweeney
Satin Doll arr. Michael Sweeney
What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong/arr. Gerald Sebesky
(check out the original version)
Jazz up your holiday season!
Did you know how many great percussion resources are available on the Internet? Check out these awesome tutorials and websites!
Drum rudiment videos: Review the fundamentals of drumming (single roll, five stroke roll, flam, flam accent, paradiddle, and more).
Here's another great rudiments resource by Vic Firth.
This accessory percussion guru on eHow.com explains how to play every instrument in detail! Remember, if you look like my wind-up monkey toy, you are playing the crash cymbals incorrectly!
Order sticks and pads here... getting percussion equipment delivered to your doorstep is THE BEST FEELING EVER!
NYSSMA Solo Selections (just to name a few!):
Flute: Summer Song by Billingsley (L1), Morning Mist by Billingsley (L1), The Peasant Dance by Garrett (L1), Notturno by Lewallen (L2), Allegro by Haydn (L2), Album Leaf by Walker (L2), Berceause by Faure (L3), Magic Flute by Mozart (L3), Sonata in F Major by Telemann (L4), Sicilienne by Faure (L4), Minuet by Bizet (L4), Sonata No. 6 by Handel (L5), Sonata No. 4 by J.S. Bach (L6)
Clarinet: Minuet in G by J.S. Bach (L1), Divertimento in Bb (L3), Rondo in D (L4), Roaming River (L4)
Alto Saxophone: Fantasy Piece No. 1 (L3)
Trumpet: Trumpet Air by J.S. Bach (L3),
Percussion: Hot Spot (L3), Aquamarine (L3),
Piano: Helicopter Ride by Mark Nevin (L1),
Music 8 selections:
Bicentennial of Mexican Independence from Spain, a homage performed on the Hammond x66 organ by Paco de la Rosa (Today in Music History 9/16/10)
"Three Little Birds" performed by Bob Marley and the Wailers (Motivational Music)
"How to Listen with your Whole Body" by Evelyn Glennie (Feeling Music)
"The Mess Around" by Ray Charles (The Art of Listening)
International Day of Peace put to background music of "We Are the World" (Today in Music History 9/21/10)
"Give Peace a Chance" by John Lennon (Pacifism & Music)
"Imagine" by John Lennon with lyric slideshow (Pacifism & Music)
"The Universal Flag Song" by Sharon Benson and Michael Zephro (Pacifism & Music)
"We Are the World" Official Video for Haiti (Pacifism & Music)
"Filet of Fish" McDonald's Commercial (Music in Advertising)
"1-800-MATTRESS" Phone Number Jingle (Music in Advertising)
Practice Sight Reading: Create your own rhythm studies by choosing meters and difficulty levels, and then print it out and practice at different tempo markings to become a Rough Rider Rhythm Rockstar!
Nassau County Music Stores: Where to buy sheet music, reeds, guitar picks, and other essential instrumental needs!
Fingering Charts: Click on your instrument and print out a fingering chart.
Free Sheet Music: This website has free, printable sheet music for every instrument!
WQXR: The classical music station of NYC (105.9 FM). You can listen to the live radio shows through streaming audio!
Online Guitar Tuner: No tuner or piano available? Turn up your speakers!
Roosevelt UFSD Website: Check out what else is going on in our school district! GO ROUGH RIDERS!
INDEPENDENT MUSICIANSHIP: The ability to read music, play music, create music, and participate in music ON YOUR OWN!
Questions? Comments? EXCITEMENT?
Come see Ms. Rome in room 1403!