Band


What Should I Be Practicing at Home?
(Updated 5.17.19)

6th Grade Band

Scales:  F Concert Chromatic Scale (see Hexter 6 handout in folder)
    Guidelines: 2 octave memorized, quarter=72 bpm, slurred

EE Book 2:  No. 54, 56, 67, 68, 69, 71, 73
Music Theory:  none
Fun Music:  Monster Jams

Rudiments (percussion only):  Rudiment review--see assessment handout on back (open-closed-open format or slow-fast-slow)


7th Grade Band

Scales:  Concert A (pg. 19 Foundations)--also on MPS scale sheet
    Guidelines: 2 octaves memorized, quarter=84 bpm, tongued

Use MPS scale sheet for the actual playing test

EE Book 2:  No. 117, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 126, 129
Music Theory:  none
Fun Music: Fox Sports Themes, SSB, Wildcat Pride Fight Song (all students), All-State Honor Band Music (select students)

Rudiments (percussion only): Rudiment review--see assessment handout on back (open-closed-open format or slow-fast-slow)


8th Grade Band

Scales: Concert G, Concert D, Concert A--see MPS scale sheet
    Guidelines: 2 octaves memorized, quarter=96 bpm, tongued

Use MPS scale sheet for the actual playing test

EE Book 2: No. 130, 133, 134, 135, 137, 141, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148
Music Theory:  none
Fun Music: Fox Sports Themes, SSB, Wildcat Pride Fight Song (all students), Varsity Band music (select students)
Marching Fundamentals:  outside

Rudiments (percussion only): Rudiment review--see assessment handout on back (open-closed-open format or slow-fast-slow)

Instrumental Music: