7TH/8TH GRADE CONCERT BAND PLAYING/CHAIR TESTS:
Look in back of copied book given "A Fresh Approach to Mallets" page 94-95 titled " Major Scales and Arpeggios". Set metronome on 100. MUST HEAR MET. IN RECORDING or click here to see scales: copy of scales
PLAYING TEST #1- Play 1st 4 scales (C,F,Bb,Eb)
PLAYING TEST #2- NEXT 4 SCALES (Ab,Db,Gb,and B)
PLAYING TEST #3- LAST 4 SCALES (E,A, D and G)
Use Blue Book pg. 42/43 Minimum tempo 80. Need to hear metronome in recording. (the one you downloaded from the Choice sheet 🙂
Say name of scale, the key signature and what it is for YOUR instrument and what is in YOUR key signature , play first note, then go. Play 2 octaves if possible for higher chair placement (pg 44/45) for next years pep tunes.
see recording examples:
PLAYING TEST #1: CONCERT Bb, F, and Eb
PLAYING TEST #2: Concert C, G, and Ab
PLAYING TEST #3: Concert F Chromatic scale (bottom of pg. 43)
UPCOMING EVENTS: TO BE DETERMINED ONCE WE GO BACK TO SCHOOL
Staying in Touch: Charms: instructions on main page
Remind Codes: 7th/8th grade concert band: @lomsband 6th grade band: @loneoak6
Google class room codes: Concert Band: j5emcfo 6th grade band: xk4h4i
CORONA VIRUS SHUT DOWN PLAN:
You should of received your Band Bingo Choice Board by now. It is also attached below. You are choosing 3 of the these assignments to complete by April 6th. Turn them in under each assignment. I will the assign the specific playing tests soon. SO DON"T FORGET TO PRACTICE!!..
7th/8th grade Concert Band Focus on the BLue Book Page 10-11,12 -13, and 28-29. Essential elements Pg 40-41
8th grade Percussion are working on the Drum Line Audition pack.
All 6th,7th and 8th percussion are working through the "Fresh approach for snare and mallet" and doing the drumming warm-ups. " Play along with the Youtube link for "Fresh Approach for Snare Drum" and Play along tracks for "Fresh Approach for Mallets"
6th grade Woodwinds and Brass: Focus reviewing from the beginning of your E.E. book
FORMAL CONCERT UNIFORM DETAILS FOR MS CONCERT BAND:
THIS UNIFORM WILL BE NEW TO EVERYONE. THIS WILL BE THE FIRST YEAR THE MS CONCERT BAND WILL HAVE A FORMAL CONCERT UNIFORM :-). THIS CONCERT UNIFORM WILL BE THE SAME ALL THE WAY THROUGH HS BAND AS WELL.
THE BASIC IDEA IS TO BE SOLID BLACK FROM THE NECK DOWN. I AM WORKING ON GETTING RED TIES FOR THE GUYS. (DONATIONS WELCOME 🙂
GIRLS: SOLID BLACK DRESS OR DRESS SLACKS/SKIRT AND DRESS SHIRT(STYLE IS YOUR CHOICE) (NOT BLACK DENIM OR T-SHIRTS) BLACK DRESS SHOES WITH SOLID BLACK SOCK OR HOSE.
BOYS: SOLID BLACK DRESS SHIRT WITH COLLAR AND LONG SLEEVES. BLACK DRESS SLACKS(NOT BLACK DENIM AND T-SHIRT ) BLACK DRESS SHOES AND SOLID BLACK LONG DRESS SOCKS.