Thursday, September 29, 2011

Live Stream - Homecoming Skit Night 2011

Miss the original broadcast of WLA's Skit Night 2011 on Friday, Sep. 30 at 6:30 PM? Sit back, press play, and enjoy!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Creating Watermarks in Sibelius 6

Daniel Spreadbury has been the Senior Product Manager of Sibelius Music Notation Software since 1999.  His personal blog, SibeliusBlog, is "intended to provide insights into the world’s favourite music notation software, from the unique perspective of its Senior Product Manager. You’ll find hints and tips about how to make the most of the product, and interesting stories about how Sibelius is being used in a variety of contexts for all sorts of exciting projects."

That being said, I've wanted to know how to put watermarks on sample copies of my music for a while now.  Here's the answer in Sibelius 6.  I'm sure the same technique works in the new Sibelius 7.  This video comes from Daniel's Vimeo account.  Follow @dspreadsbury on Twitter to keep up to date with Daniel's Sibelius news.

Creating a watermark in Sibelius 6 from Daniel Spreadbury on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

WLA Parent Orientation Night 2012

Welcome WLA Music Parents!  Here are some of the links I talked about tonight at Parent Orientation:

Calendars and Schedules:
WLA Choir Calendar (from the WLA Main Calendar)
WLA Choir Calendar on Google Calendar (
  • XML format (copy and paste into any feed reader)
  • iCal format (copy and paste into any calendar that supports iCal format)
  • HTML format (copy and paste into any browser)
Traveling Choir Church Schedule 2011-2012 (PDF)

Mr. Ehlke's WLA Band Website (New!)

Traveling Choir & Concert Choir Parent Orientation Day Handout 2011-2012
Music Technology Orientation Day Handout 2011-2012
Music Theory Orientation Day Handout 2011-2012

Traveling Choir Syllabus 2011-2012
Concert Choir Syllabus 2011-2012
Music Technology Syllabus 2011-2012
Music Theory Syllabus 2011-2012

Monday, September 12, 2011

WSMA 2011-2012 Festival Music List

Click here for the 2011-2012 Wisconsin School Music Association Festival Music List.

The Wisconsin School Music Association offers a music list of more than 6,000 carefully selected titles to promote musical growth through practice, performance, and evaluation at WSMA-sanctioned music festivals. Each year, more than 220,000 students take the initiative to participate in WSMA festivals, and use the music from the WSMA Music Festival List.

List of New Selections for 2011-2012
List of Revised Selections for 2011-2012
List of Retired Selections for 2011-2012
Festival Rules Changes for 2011-2012