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    Name: Steven J. Hill
     
    Room Number(s): 122 East 
    Subject(s): Band
    Building Phone: 314-776-3300
     
     
    Teacher Message:
    Welcome to Concert Band.  In this class, you will learn how to take your playing to the next level. We study playing and performance in the area of: Concert Band, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Group and Solo Performance. Classes will use the following standard band instrumentation: Brass, Woodwind, and Percussion. We also offer Intro to Guitar and Advanced Guitar. Students are expected to have a basic understanding of their instruments; as well as, some understanding of basic music theory. Again, I welcome you to the "Wonderful World of Music".
     
     Introduction: 
    I'm Steven J. Hill. I've been a teacher at Gateway STEM since 1992. I teach Concert Band, Intro to Guitar, & Understanding Music. I attended Fontbonne University 1976-1980 for undergraduate coarse classes for a BM Ed and Lesley University for a Master of Ed. in Technology.
     
    Virtual Office Hours:
    I'll be available through Team Chat during normal school hours, 6:55-2:17 or you may e-mail me at, Steven.Hill@slps.org Monday thru Friday. I'll reply with in 24 hours.
     
    Submitting Classwork:
    All classwork will be submitted through Teams. If you have a problem, please e-mail me at Steven.Hill@SLPS.org
     
    Teams Log-in Information:
    Go to this link, If it's not clickable, copy and paste it into the URL bar at the top of your browser: http://bit.ly/slpsemail 
    To look for "someone@example.com" and type [school username]@slps.org in that box. If you do not know your school username, e-mail Steven.Hill@ SLPS.org.
    Look for "Password" and type your SLPS computer password into that box. 
    If you do not know your school password, e-mail Steven.Hill@SLPS.org
    Click Teams. You may need to download microsoft Teams at this point if you are using a cell phone. 
    Go to your class: Concert Band Team 4, Understanding Music Team 3 or 5 or 7 (which period you have the class) Intro to Guitar Team 2 or 6 (which period you have the class)
    Click "Assignments"
    Complete the "Distance Learning Survey".
    Once again, If you have technical problems, e-mail Steven.Hill@SLPS.org
     
     
     
     
    Biography:
     
     Every since I was a young child, I've always been interested in sound, most important, "Music". I started private piano lessons when I was in third grade. By six grade, I move on to percussion. By seventh grade, I was studing percussion and guitar. By the time I was a highschool freshman, I was promoted to Sr. Band. During my Highschool years, I started my first band, "Hot Ice". With Hot Ice, I had my first top 40 Hit Song. Over the years, I've had the pleasure of performing all over America, and many foreign countries. I've performed on radio and broad cast TV with A- list performers from Rock, Country, Soul, Blues, Pop and Classical. I have worked as a lighting and sound tech for many performance venues through out the Midwest and Europe. I'm also a pilot. I've always love avaition and started flying planes in the late 80's. One of my biggest thrills was, I was pilot in command of a Lear 60 jet, and flew it from the runway to forty one thousand feet! My biggest thrill of all, being a Dad, a Grand Dad, and a Music Teacher.  
     
     Summer assignments: 
    All assignments can be found on Youtube
     
     
    Understanding Music:
    1. American Roots, Music Documentary
    2. Rock N Roll America. The making of good music
    3. Blues America Parts 1 & 2
     
    Guitar Classes:
    1. Imagine, The story of the guitar
    2. Electric Guitar Documentary
    3. Guitar, A Documentary
     
    Concert Band:
    1.Instruments Music
    2. Instrumental Songs
    3. Band Insrtumentalist