Webutuck Music Warriors: United By Music!

  • 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.

    Follow the Webutuck Music Department on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay up to date on the happenings of the Webutuck Music Warriors.

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences Thursday 11/21

    Posted by ERIC WIENER on 11/13/2019

    Mr. Wiener and Mr. Bradley will be available for conferences on Thursday 11/21 from 12:30-5:30. You are more than welcome to stop by the Band and Music rooms. Please email us if you would prefer to schedule an appointment. We hope to see you on Thursday.

    eric.wiener@webutuck.org   jay.bradley@webutuck.org

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  • Grandmaster Flash 7th Grade Field Trip Friday 11/8

    Posted by ERIC WIENER on 11/5/2019

    7th Grade is heading to the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie to see Grandmaster Flash - Hip Hop: People, Places, and Things, a multimedia show on the development of Hip Hop! This show is not to be missed! See the preview video below and don't forget to bring in your permission slips by Thursday! See the links below for the video, trip itinerary and permission slip.

    There is no admission charge for Webutuck students (normally $7/person) thanks to a grant from the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley that Mr. Wiener received.

    Grandmaster Flash Promo Video

    Trip Itinerary

    Permission Slip

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  • EBIS Chorus Schedule Change

    Posted by ERIC WIENER on 9/17/2019

    Dear EBIS Chorus and Band parents/guardians,

    There has been a slight change in the EBIS Chorus schedule for this year. Chorus will still meet on B, D & F Days but will NOT meet on Fridays. Each rehearsal will be 10-15 minutes longer so there will be no loss of contact time. Students will continue to take the 3:45 bus home.

    EBIS Band will continue to be on every A, C & E days, including Fridays.

    As always, for the safety of your child we ask that you let us know if your child will be in school but will not be attending Band or Chorus. Also, please make sure that your child knows what the plan is if Band or Chorus are cancelled.

    Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns and thank you for your support.

    Best,

    Eric Wiener
    eric.wiener@webutuck.org
    845-373-4100 option 2

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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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