Contact Information

  • Mr. Minaya

    hector_minaya@ManhassetSchools.org

    Music and Fine Arts Department

Welcome

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    QUARTER 3 LAB SCHEDULE (UPDATED due to FULL IN-PERSON)

     

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    NYSSMA PERMITS (this has been shared with all students on Canvas)

    LEVELS 5-6 Herricks Festival

    LEVELS 1-4 Manhasset Festival

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    CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM

     

    Dear Parents,


    Attached you will find information about this year’s Virtual NYSSMA Solo Festival. This information will also be available from each school's music teachers. While the  process will look different than in the past, NYSSMA is committed to providing a valuable opportunity for feedback and musical growth as they have in years past.


    Students will upload a video of their performance, as well as their scales and sight-reading to an online platform being developed by NYSSMA. There will be a one week “upload period” where students will be able to complete the aforementioned tasks and submit them for review by a qualified NYSSMA adjudicator. Score sheets and feedback will be made available once this process is completed.


    More information, including specific information about how to complete the online audition process will be shared with you as soon as it is made available by NYSSMA.


    On the reverse side of the attached letter you will find a registration form, to be fully completed and mailed to my office by the above date. Unlike in years past, we ask that you send ALL NYSSMA registration materials and checks payable to Manhasset UFSD via US Mail to the address below:


    Manhasset Secondary School
    Attn: Fine and Performing Arts
    200 Memorial Place
    Manhasset, NY 11030


    Thank you for encouraging your children to continue their musical studies during these challenging times. While this will be a different kind of NYSSMA Festival than in years past, it is my hope that this will be a rewarding experience that keeps our students engaged and motivated to continue making music in Manhasset.


    Warm regards,

    Christopher Hale, Ed.D

    Director of Fine and Performing Arts

    Manhasset UFSD

     

    CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM

     

     

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    PROCEDURES:

    1. BEFORE SCHOOL- LESSONS

    Follow the schedule, (which will be updated to reflect the outdoor accommodations)

    It may be cold in the morning, dress for the weather

    • We will begin promptly at 7:30 AM, with that said, you will not have time to venture to your band locker,. 
    • Drop-off by the gymnasium (those taking bus, walk from the cafeteria) and proceed with your INSTRUMENT already in hand, (only tuba/ tenor sax will be given additional time to retrieve their instrument from the locker bay).
    • Set up your instrument on the RAMP leading to the MS GYM. 
    • REHEARSE
    • At the conclusion of the lesson you will return your instrument (in the case) to your band locker. DO NOT LEAVE IT OUTSIDE.

    2. DURING SCHOOL- CLASSES

    • START at the band locker room. quickly set up and go DIRECTLY GO OUTSIDE the MS GYM- You will have 4 minutes, those passed that time will be marked late, so do not linger. 
    • REHEARSE
    • Time will be given so you are able to return to the band locker and return your instrument. REMEMBER to bring your instrument at the end of the day, DO NOT LEAVE IT IN THE LOCKER OVERNIGHT, (if we go full remote suddenly you will not be able to participate). 
    • FULL REMOTE STUDENTS- will stay logged in for the full period and play along to the in-person rehearsal. 

    3. DURING SCHOOL- LESSONS

    • While we remain in the hybrid model, I will continue our virtual lessons. 
    • In the event we go to a 5-day session, then we will meet outside the MS GYM as we do in class. 
      • The schedule will need to be amended to reflect a 5 day schedule and those still full remote will be offered virtual lessons. 

     

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    SUPPLIES:

    1. WIND PLAYERS

    • Flute shield (flutes only)
    • bell cover
    • Filter
    • mask
    • Binder: Technique and musicianship book. Spring music (Chromebooks could fall, but if you prefer to use it, I will support you). 
    • BINDER CLIP for wind
    • Pencil

    2. PERCUSSION

    • mask
    • Complete stick-bag with all necessary items.
    • Binder: Technique and musicianship book. Spring music (Chromebooks could fall, but if you prefer to use it, I will support you). 
    • BINDER CLIP for wind
    • Pencil
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VERY IMPORTANT: BAND 2020 SUPPLIES

  • All Band Students

    • One-Inch three-ringed Binder (band only)
    • Music stand (for home use)
    • Metronome (phone app’s are okay) Tuner (phone app’s are okay) Suggestion: KORG TM40

    Band PPE

    Band PPE

     Flute shield


    You may possess some of these items from your previous years in band, however many of the items below are enhanced products to improve playing. Please make sure your equipment is up-to-date.

     

    Flutes

    • Hodge silk swab and Rod
    • Pneumo pro (suggestion, not required)

    Oboe/ Bassoon

    • Singin' Dog Reed Soaker Cup& clip
    • GEM swabssilk swab for oboe / bassoon
    • Good set of reeds and reed case
    • Cork-grease

    Clarinets

    • Vandoren M13 Lyre mouthpiece
    • Rovner Dark ligature
    • Thumb-EezThumb rest pad (suggestion)
    • Reeds in a case (Vandoren or rico reserve)
    • Hodge silk swab (alto or tenor)
    • Cork-grease

    Saxophones

    • Vandoren AL3 mouthpiece
    • Rovner Dark ligature for your instrument type
    • Reeds in a case (Vandoren or rico reserve)
    • Hodge silk swab (alto or tenor)
    • Cork-grease

    French Horn

    • Schilke Model 29 mouthpiece
    • Tuning Slide Grease
    • Rotary Valve Oil (any brand)
    • linkage bearing oil (Hetman)
    • Buzz Extension & Resistance Piece (BERP) size #1 for French horn

    Trumpet*

    *MUST have a working 3rd valve tuning slide

    • Vincent Bach 7C Mouthpiece
    • Piston Valve Oil (“Bluejuice” oil)
    • Tuning Slide Grease
    • 3rdValve Slide oil- (“Al Cass oil”)
    • Buzz Extension & Resistance Piece (BERP) size #3 for trumpet

    Trombones

    • Vincent Bach 6 ½ AL small shank mouthpiece
    • Tuning Slide Grease
    • Yamaha Trombone Slide Lubricant (YAC1021P)
    • Travel size spray bottle (filled with water),that can easily fit inside your trombone case.
    • Vinyl-Covered Flexible Cleaner for trombone (snake brush)
    • Buzz Extension & Resistance Piece (BERP) Size # 4 For Small-Shank Trombones

    Baritone and Tuba

    • Baritone Mouthpiece Vincent Bach 6 ½ AL
    • Tuba MouthpieceConn Helleberg 120S
    • Tuning Slide Grease
    • Piston Valve Oil (“Bluejuice” oil)
    • BERPsize #4 for Trombone and Baritone
    • BERPsize #6 for Tuba

    Percussion*

    Due to COVID, percussionist will not be sharing sticks this school year, students MUST come prepared with their own sticks/ equipment. 

    • Stick-Bag(any style)
    • Snare drum (w/ snare stand “standing height”)[for home use]
    • Pack of 2B Vic Firth Drum sticks
    • Rubber mallets (medium- Vic Firth)
    • Yarn mallets ( medium- Vic Firth)
    • Timpani Mallets (medium hard)

    Vic Firth’s Intermediate Education Pack (Links to an external site.) has a good set for percussionist.- check AMAZON.com 

    *Put your name on EVERYTHING. Use a permanent marker or an oil paint pen.

     

    VENDORS NEARBY FOR SUPPLIES

    Wright Music (516) 883-0043

    Catalano’s Music (516) 488-2522

    Lewis Music (516) 742-3961

    Monster Music (516) 735-3594

    Helpful Websites: Woodwind and Brass (Links to an external site.)DillonMusic (Links to an external site.)Musiciansfriend (Links to an external site.)Amazon (Links to an external site.)