Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Just so you all know, the EMERSON, BARTON and MAPLE SHADE band concert is going to be Wed. Dec.16th at 7pm at Franklin D. Roosevelt Middle School (not Ben Franklin). Students should report to the school at 6:30pm.
Their dress rehearsal is on MONDAY 12/14 during the school day. Hope to see you all at the concert, 12/16/15.

Mr. Kramer

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Letter to parents about getting an instrument.

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Today ________"YOUR CHILD"_________________ tried their first and/or second choice instrument. After doing so, I think your child will be most successful playing the


On the back of this form (or in the next post on Mr.Kramer's Band Blog), I have included a “How to rent online form” so that you may order the instrument over the summer. Students should have their instrument to start lessons in the beginning of the next school year. The fastest way of going through this process is to follow the steps listed on the back of this sheet. If you do not have internet access or cannot rent online, please contact a local music store to inquire about instrument rentals. Please remember to get the lesson book (Sound Innovations for Concert Band, Book 1) and a music stand to insure your child’s success.
If you have any questions about getting an instrument another way (i.e. buying online, using an old instrument or borrowing a school instrument) please feel free to email me. I will do my best to make sure all students who have the desire to play an instrument get that opportunity.

Mr. David Kramer

R.W. Emerson Elementary School
Clara Barton Elementary School

Maple Shade Elementary School

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


This is the awesome practice tool that we've used in class. I told your parents about it. Ask them if you can get it.



This is just a guy and his snare drum. He demonstrates very good technique.

Alto Sax

Charlie Parker is a jazz icon. 


This guy is legendary!


Everyone loves the Super Mario Brothers Theme. If you practice, some day you can play it.


Awesome trombonist!

All trombone students should check out this video of one of the worlds greatest trombone players!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Allen Vizzutti=Amazing!!!!

Mr. Vizzutti is an amazing trumpeter. He definitely makes me look like an amateur. The audio and video don't sync perfectly, and you don't hear the end. But, you definitely HAVE to watch and listen to this amazing performance.