Webutuck Music Warriors: Warrior Pride...with a Beat!

  • Welcome to the home of the Webutuck Music Warriors!

    Music teachers Jay Bradley and Eric Wiener provide students with opportunities to learn and grow through musical experience.

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  • Music Technology at Webutuck

    Posted by ERIC WIENER on 4/26/2019

    Here's a short video featuring some of the new Music technology in action! All music was created by Webutuck students. Thank you to Trent Morey and Amy Hayes for speaking on camera. Webutuck Music Tech

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  • Make Music in the Library Maker-Sapce

    Posted by ERIC WIENER on 4/14/2019

    One of the most important things we do as educators is provide opportunity for our students. This new digital piano in our school library provides students access to a piano on their time, thanks to a grant from the Webutuck Quest for Excellence Fund. Students can use the piano with headphones when they have free time and the Library is open. Many thanks to the Quest Fund for funding this project. Also, thank you to Beth Murphy for sharing my vision and giving this piano a home in the Library.  #WebutuckKidsDeserveIt

    Library Piano

     

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  • "Adelaide" Takes the Stage at Sharon Playhouse

    Posted by ERIC WIENER on 2/27/2019

    Webutuck High School Music Warrior Deanna Hanze, 11th grade, performed at the Sharon Playhouse on February 23, 2019 as part of a muscial theater showcase featuring students from area schools. Deanna took the stage as Adelaide, from the Webutuck Drama Society's upcoming performance of Guys and Dolls. Watch Deanna's fine performance of "Adelaide's Lament" then come to see Guys and Dolls live at Webutuck High School on March 15, 16 or 17. It's not to be missed!

    Many thanks to Sharon Playhouse for hosting this event and congratulations to Deanna on a great performance!

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  • Webutuck EBIS/HS Library Welcomes Music To Maker Space

    Posted by ERIC WIENER on 1/3/2019
    We're very excited to announce that a digital piano will be housed in the Maker Space of the Webutuck EBIS/HS Library.  This is an exciting opportunity for Webutuck students to access a piano independently of the Muisc Lab. Many thanks for Beth Murphy for welcoming the piano into the Library. This project has been supported by a grant from the Webutuck Quest for Excellence Fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, for which we are very grateful!
     
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  • Congratulations to Nola Storms

    Posted by ERIC WIENER on 11/20/2018

    Congratulations to 10th Grader Nola Storms for being selected for, and performing in, the NYSSMA Zone 10 Area All-State Music festival held at FDR HS this past weekend.  Despite 6 hours of missed rehearsal due to Friday's cancellation, the concert was a great success. Way to go Nola!

    Nola Storms

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  • Electronic Music Takes On Halloween

    Posted by ERIC WIENER on 11/1/2018
    The Webutuck High School Electronic Music class has been making music using John Carpenter's theme from "Halloween" as jumping off point. 10th graders Dylan Ward and Ein Armstrong took the the lead as Dylan had been showing Ein how to play the three note theme on the piano. One thing led to another and they programmed the theme into the Moog Mother-32 synthesizer as a sequence. Sequencers are built into many synthesizers and allow the user to program pitch and other data into patterns of steps. The sequencer will then play each step in order and repeat the sequence.
     
    With the Halloween Theme programmed into the Mother-32, Halloween Jam took off. We created a heartbeat sound and a heart monitor sound on our two Moog DFAM (Drummer From Another Mother) percussion synthesizers. We connected the three Moog synthesizers together so that the heartbeat sounds played in sync with the tempo of the Halloween Theme. Pretty cool!
     
    For the last piece of the puzzle, we used the Roland Aira TR-8S Rhythm Performer drum machine. Dylan found a heavy bass drum sound that he liked and went nicely with their eerie sonic creations. Dylan manned the mixer and drum machine and Ein piloted the Moog synth stack. You'll notice some spooky delay effects which were added through the mixer. You can also see that the tempo is controlled by the drum machine. Video by Amy Hayes.
     
    Halloween Remix was created and performed by 10th graders Robert Ball and Liam Lynch using the same basic materials with a very different vision. Robert, on the mixer and drum machine, developed the rhymic backbone. Liam worked the Moog and we did some simple cut-and-splice remixing using Sonar on the computer.
     
    Check back often for more happenings of the Webutuck Electronic Music Warriors.

     

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