Newhart Middle School Band and Orchestra

Mrs. Valerie Petty (email at



8th Grade Band Night

All 8th grade band members will be participating in the Capo Valley High School football game on Friday, October 7th from 4-8pm. Details posted in Canvas. Eighth grade orchestra members may attend for extra credit. On Sept. 30th is the Tesoro Band night and all 8th grade music students are welcome to attend from 5-8:15pm for extra credit.


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Got a Metronome & a Tuner?

We use these on a regular basis in all music classes. TempoLite and TunerLite are free apps for any smart phones and work great for the class. Download yours for FREE now!


Parent/Guardian - Helping Hints & Suggestions

We want you to be able to help your child with their music learning and to secure information or supplies. PLEASE CLICK HERE to be directed to a parent/guardian helping page.


String Player Help

Click HERE for Scales Ace (FINGERING CHART SCALES), New Music Books, Instrument Websites and SO MUCH MORE!


Need video/website help with your instrument?

New to the instrument? Want to know how to put it together or hold it properly? Play with the right sound? Basic note reading? Here are some wonderful websites for BAND and ORCHESTRA (Violin or Violin, Viola or Viola, Cello, Bass). The blue instrument titles take you to the websites.



Regular cleaning and maintenance is essential to keeping your instrument in proper working order. It is recommended to have your instrument inspected and serviced by a repair technician during a break in school so you do not miss any rehearsal time. The inspection may not result in any work being needed. However, just like an automobile it is recommended that a repair technician perform a tune-up as necessary to keep your instrument in proper working order.

All instruments should be cleaned on a routine basis - about once a month. See these videos for help.

--Brass Instrument Cleaning Video's

--BAND Instrument Cleaning Video's (Baritone horn & tuba are same as trumpet)

--String Instrument cleaning video



Here are links to use to help you in many different areas of music that are great to use at the beginning of the year! Check them out TODAY! More listed at the music links to the right. And don't forget to use the "Music Flash Cards" linked in the navigation at the top of all pages.

  • How Music Benefits Your Brain
  • DCI - Drum Corps International Summer Program
  • Percussion Basics
  • Ultimate College Marching Band Resource
  • Note Flight (Free Music Writing Software)
  • Practicing Help
  • Music Games, Quizzes, & Help
  • Flash Mob Professional Orchestra
  • Band Instrument Care, Hold, & Embouchure Help
  • 40 Essential Drum Rudiments

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