Directed by Maria Pruckno
Lynch Literacy Academy Band students spent the majority of the year learning their instruments virtually. Some LLA students also chose to learn extra music with Amsterdam High School Band members and high school band director, Mrs. Wilary, for virtual meets and recording. All pieces were either recorded at home on their instrument or created electronically using the program, Soundtrap.
“You’ll be Back” (from Hamilton) Concert Band piece feat. Members of the 7th and 8th grade bands.
“Over the Rainbow” Flute ensemble feat. AHS mentor Catharine Chapman, 7th graders Avery Crain and Victoria Forte, and 8th grader Emilio Eustaquio
“Kahoot Theme” Clarinet ensemble feat AHS Mentors Emmalee Carpenter, Ferneidy Dotel, Madalyn Goehrig, and Lizette Zamora and 7th graders Judith Garcia and Victoria Vidulich
Students created various online compositions this year using Soundtrap. They gained experience with technology by creating advertisements, recording themselves playing, and learning about podcasting.
The music selections listed are from a project students did for the Thanksgiving season in which they had to create a piece that “expressed hope and gratitude.”