• Welcome to Mr. Lambert's Webpage
    Band/Choir/Orchestra
    Welcome Guest
     
    Name: Toby Lambert
    Email Address: tobias.lambert@matsuk12.us
    Phone number: (907) 761-1517
    To Parents/Students:
    Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. There is lots of info on this site. Enjoy.
      
    -Friday, May 15, 2020 ZOOM MEETING: 1:30-2:00 PM. Check your Friday morning email (I am also trying to put it in Google Classroom as well) with the website and passcode to get into it.  
     
    -Students need to get on to the CMS music google classroom page for classes and assignments.   Codes are:
    6th-7th grade Band: fnisgzu
    Orchestra: 25xxplw
    6th Choir: cvxxfjq
    7th-8th grade Choir: wzsk237
    7th-8th grade Band: o2gchnp
     
    -IF STUDENTS HAVE NOT TURNED IN ASSIGNMENTS FROM 3/22 AND 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, and 5/1: THE STUDENTS CAN STILL TURN IT IN FOR FULL CREDIT.  
     
    -All assignments must be turned in if you want me to grade them by May 21, 2020.  No later.     
     
    -CMS Music Boosters is still looking for a new presdent and secretary for next year.  If you can help, please email me.
     
    -CMS Choir page has been changed.  Now all practice tracks for choir will be uploading onto the page for students to access.  I am not providing CD's anymore as the computers that I burned them have been removed from the building.   This page contains all the music for the 3rd concert and Honor Choir Audition material.
     
    4th quarter Practice charts are cancelled.  Charts for March 8, 15 and 23 can be turned in for extra credit.   But due to school closure, it is not feasible for me to keep this going. 
     
      
     
     
    -Summer Music/Arts camp scholarship applications are NOW OPEN.  Applications are here:  2019-2020 Scholarship Applications  Due to the school closure, please contact Mr. Lambert directly by April 6 if you are still wanted to access this money.   We have limit funds and we will help as much as we can, but we need to know who really wants this.  
     
    NEED a NEW 2019-2020 music calendar- 2019-2020 Concert Schedule
     
     
    Student Groups to get involved with: 
    Community Orchestra: www.matsuorchestra.org for info.  Kate Patterson is the director.  
    Youth Orchestra: Contact Kai West (Shaw Elementary music teacher) at kai.west@matsuk12.us
    Alaska Children's Choir: Contact Jessie Wetherell.  The website is:  https://alaskachildrenscho.wixsite.com/alaskachildrenschoir
     
     MY PLAN FOR ONLINE TEACHING (AS OF 3/18)
     
     I am uploading assignments (hopefully videos as well-I am having a little problem with that) and materials to this website while we are doing online education.   I also created a Google Classroom (and I am trying to learn how to use it) for the same assignements.  Written assignments can be place in the Google Classroom, emailed back to me or dropped off at the building (as long as we can do that).   The web page says: 4th Quarter Assignments, 2020.   It is at the bottom of the pages to the left.  
     
    Students will have some playing/singing assignments/test that they will have to make an WAV/MP3 file and email (or place in Google Classroom).  If they don't have access to that, they can call my phone (761-1517) and play/sing it into the phone and leave me a message with it.  
     
    Practice charts are canceled.  Extra credit will be given for Practice charts for the weeks of March 8, March 15 and March 22.   
     
    I am planning on being in my office Monday-Saturday every week (for at least some time every day).   
     
    I am willing to teach individual lessons to help students playing/singing.  I can do it on Zoom with my school district accounts.   
     
    I am trying to have a zoom meeting on Fridays from 1:30PM-2PM for all CMS Music students.   I will set-up each week and attached it to the weekly email with their next assignments.   This is being set aside to let them ask me questions, get help on assignments or meet up with their classmates a little.  They will be about 20-30 minutes per session.
     
    STUDENTS NEED: instrument, all sheet music that we are working on (music from Feb.) (included choir music packet), method books (Band-Blue or Green depening on class) (Orchestra-Brown and Blue book).   
     
    Suggestions for music: get new sheet music and learn songs they like.  www.musicnotes.com is one website.  Matanuska music has lots of solo music books.  Stuff like that will help keep interest.  
     
     CMS with TMS 2020 Fall Musical at CMS 
    Moana
    Oct. 30 (7PM), Oct. 31 (2PM and 7PM), Nov. 6 (7PM) and Nov. 7 (2PM and 7PM).  Audition info will be posted during the mid to late summer.  Auditions will probably be Aug. 21, 2020.  Mandatory audition practices will be Aug. 19 (2:30-3:30 PM) and Aug. 20 (2:30-3:30 PM) in the CMS band room.  
     
    NOTE: This may change as we figure out how the 2020-2021 school  year will start. 
     
     

     

     

    CLASS SCHEDULE

    Time

    Class

    Before School

    Jazz Band-M&W: 6:45 AM-7:25 AM

    Jazz Choir-T&Th: 6:45 AM-7:25 AM

    7:45-8:37

    6th Band (Intermediate Band)

    8:42-9:30

    Orchestra (Small Ensemble)

    9:35-10:23

    6th Choir

    10:28-11:16

    7th-8th Choir (Advance Choir)

    11:21-12:10

    7th-8th Band (Advance Band)

    12:10-12:40

    Lunch

    12:45-1:32

    Prep

    1:37-2:15

    Enrichment Class-Beginning Band/Guitar/Mythology/Musical Theater

    After school

    Lots of activities

    Lambert in Trinidad

    Changes to this page 5/14/20):
    1. Overview page has been updated with lots due to school building being closed and online learning starting on March 23.
    2.  Adjustments to Theater dates.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    My Grading Policy
    Grading is based on several items:
    Attendance/participation:100 pts per week (10pts per day for attendance and 10 pts for participation)
    Concerts: 250 pts per concert (includes-warm-up, performance, listening, dress, attendance)
    Practice Charts: 35 pts a week for 2 hours of practice (forms next to practice charts box)
    Extra Credit: 25 pts per item (go to a concert, art museum, play, or any "Arts" event)-turn in
    program/ticket into practice chart box with name.
    Auditions/Projects: Most of these items range from 50 pts to 100 pts. These are mostly in-class
    assignments.
    Need Practice Charts-Click Here:
    Need help with improving your practice-goto Tips for Practicing.
Last Modified on May 14, 2020