• Bitmoji ImageI hope you find our band webpage helpful, resourceful, and fun!  I'll try to keep some items posted throughout the summer.  If you need to reach me or have a questions, please e-mail me directly at azirille@jmk12.org

    Have a GREAT summer!!


    Mrs. Zirille

Band Blog from Mrs. Z

  • Summer Stuff

    Posted by Angela Zirille on 5/19/2020

    Looking past our last couple of days of school, I wanted to give you some ideas to keep on practicing your instrument over the summer.  This is always a big challenge, even for me.  Summer is often a time to drop our routines, lighten up our schedules, and well...just chill.  But some of my most memorable summers were the ones where I got to do all of those things AND I felt like I accomplished something, reached a goal, or learned something new before school started in the fall.  I've uploaded a PRACTICE BINGO sheet in our band files on this web page. (Don't let the cheesy title stop you from checking it out 🤣)  Feel free to print it out and use some of the fresh ideas to keep your practice interesting and productive.  (Just like an athlete will vary their workout routine, we should vary our practice sessions.)

    I will also do my best to keep the webpage updated with some fun materials, videos that can teach us songs or be helpful, and occassionally share some new music!  Check back this summer for updates 🤞

    Keep on makin' music!

    Mrs. Z

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  • Let's do this!

    Posted by Angela Zirille on 5/12/2020

    Hello JMS bands!   Let's try to wrap up the missing playing assingments and any Office 365 forms that are due.   Progressbook is up to date, so please check it and make sure you have everything turned in.  If you need any help or have questions, please email me at azirille@jmk12.org so I can help you out!


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  • Let's catch up and look ahead

    Posted by Angela Zirille on 5/8/2020

    Good Morning JMS Bands,

    I hope that this Friday morning finds you all well, and almost done with this week's assignments in all of your classes.   I just finished posting the 6th and 7th grade band assignments for next week.  (Click on your band grade to the left to read yours.)  8th grade band will have to check back later, but I am thinking that we will just continue with exploring some of the Big Red Band music that I shared with you last week.  

    Let's catch up...

    If you haven't submitted your FLIPGRID video, please do so soon.  This is the only grade you have in the grade book right now and some of you are showing an incomplete in band.  Plus...it's great to see/hear you and be able to give you some individual feedback on how you are doing. Remember:  you can use the website or you can download the app and use it right on your phone.  There is no need to "upload" the video, because you can record right in the app/website.  

    Let's look ahead...

    The most important part of band during our school closure (and this summer) is that you are still playing your istrument.  Play stuff out of the book, play song tutorials you find on the internet, play using practice apps,  play music for next year...just keep playing :)   Current 6th and 7th graders will have access to The Hey Song and The Fight Song before summer...we'll play those for our JMS Middle School Band Night.   Current 8th graders going into High School Band, will have music packets delivered to them after graduation.  (Although next year might look different/have changes...I still can't wait to see you all in that BRB uniform on the turf!!)

    Have a great weekend!  Stay focused.  Get outside. Relax. Have Fun. Work Hard. Smile.  Help your Mom.

    peace out, Mrs. Z


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Mrs. Angela Zirille

Phone: 740) 967-8766 ext. 2114 Middle School


Degrees and Certifications:

B.M.E. from Baldwin Wallace College M.M. from Ohio University Member of Ohio Music Education Association

Mrs. Angela Zirille

Middle School Band Director

High School Band Assistant