•  MUSIC   Music    husky

    Welcome to the Ereckson Band Webpage!!!! 
    PLEASE GO TO THE CHARMS WEBPAGE as that will have the most up-to-date information and includes a CALENDAR for all of our Events.  It also will list when we need volunteers for events (kids and/or parents!).  You can also find the EMS HANDBOOK as well as all of the forms that we give to the kids, including forms to return or forms just for information.  Also, please keep your information up-to-date so you will receive important e-mails from the Band Directors!
    Here are the Directions for using CHARMS:
    Online database used to house student/family contact information.
      • EMS Band e-mail announcements utilize addresses housed in this database
      • Families are responsible for keeping CHARMS contact information updated
      • How to access CHARMS
       School Code: erecksonband
       Password: AISD student ID number (until the 1st time you log in at which time you'll have to change it to something else)
    Check and update student address & phone number
    Check, add, and update parent addresses, phone numbers & e-mail addresses 
    Remember to "Update" each page when changes are made
    IF YOU DON'T HAVE A CHILD IN 6TH-8TH GRADE BAND, YOU CAN STILL LOG ONTO CHARMS USING THE "erecksonband" SCHOOL CODE.  You can see the Calendar and several other items on the "public" version of Charms.

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     Benefits of Music...

    Music is a Science. It is exact, specific, and it demands exact acoustics. A conductor's score is a chart,a graph with indicated frequencies, intensities, volume changes, melody, and harmony all at once and with the most exact control of time.

    Music is Mathematical. It is rhythmically based on the subdivisions of time into fractions which must be done instantaneously, not worked out on paper.
    Music is a Foreign Language. Most of the terms are in Italian, German, or French; and the   notation is certainly no English, but a highly developed kind of short hand that used symbols. The semantics of music is the most complete and universal language.
    Music is History.  Music usually reflects the environment and times of its creation - often even the country and/or political feeling.
    Music is Physical Education. It requires fantastic coordination and control of muscles which respond instantly to the sound the ear hears and the mind interprets.
    Music is Immortal.  It has been around since man first discovered he could organize the noise around him and create something which would transcend and uplift the human experience. Music shall live as long as there are ears and minds to listen and appreciate this art.
    Music is Art.   It allows a human being to take all these dry, technical, techniques and use them to create emotion.