Raz MaTazz Auditions!!

Announcing Auditions for:
THE RAZ MATAZZ!

What is The Raz MaTazz?

Folsom’s Select band that meets every Tuesday and Thursday BEFORE school (7:25)! We play harder music than in regular band and students are expected to be practicing more outside of school.

What do I need to do for the audition?

  1. Play your concert Bb Scale AND another scale of your choosing
  2. Play from the lowest note you know to the highest note you know
  3. Choose a solo song to play-something you can play beautifully
  4. Rhythm Sight reading-KK will give you this at the audition but you can practice by working through rhythms in your book or on the Rhythm Studies paper

Who Should Audition?

Any musician who can commit to practicing on their own whether it be during open music room, over the weekend, or at night. If you know that you will not touch your instrument outside of band rehearsal then Raz MaTazz is not for you. If you are willing to work hard I am willing to work with you in this ensemble.

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Star Wars-by the 5th-8th Grade Band

Here is a video we put together of the 5th through 8th grade band playing “Highlights from Star Wars” by John Williams and arranged by Paul Cook. This piece was extremely challenging and I wanted our hard work to be commemorated with a video. Thank you to all of our videographers and our amazing Folsom Musicians!

Better When I’m Dancing Folsom 2017

Happy Summer Folsom Friends!

Here’s the video we showed on the last day of school at our Celebration of Learning Assembly. Look at those smiles and that laughter. We couldn’t ask for a better community of students, staff, and families. Until next year, have a great summer!

Alice’s Theme!

Hey Folks! This is the final song of Wonderland and it’s sung by the whole cast!
The music is by Danny Elfman. The lyrics are posted below the video.

OH ALICE DEAR WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?
SO NEAR, SO FAR OR IN BETWEEN.
WHAT HAVE YOU HEARD WHAT HAVE YOU SEEN?
ALICE, ALICE, PLEASE ALICE.

OH, TELL US ARE YOU BIG OR SMALL?

TO TRY THIS ONE OR TRY THEM ALL
IT’S SUCH A LONG, LONG WAY TO FALL-
ALICE, ALICE, OH ALICE.

HOW CAN YOU KNOW THIS WAY NOT THAT.
YOU CHOOSE THE DOOR YOU CHOOSE THE PATH.
PERHAPS YOU SHOULD BE COMING BACK
ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER DAY.
AND NOTHING IS QUITE WHAT IT SEEMS.
YOU’RE DREAMING, ARE YOU DREAMING, OH ALICE.

OH HOW WILL YOU FIND YOUR WAY?
(No time for tears today, No time for tears today.)
OH HOW WILL YOU FIND YOUR WAY?
(No time for tears today, No time for tears today.)
ALICE!

Lobster-Quadrille!

This is the Lobster-Quadrille for the 3/4 grade band members, the Gryphon, the Mock Turtle and all of the First Graders!

There is a lot of call and response in this song which was hard to show with just one person, so I’m hoping we can make a video using some of our students soon to make it more clear! But for now, give it a listen!