Band


What Should I Be Practicing at Home?
(Updated 11.13.19)

7th Grade Band

Scales: 
Concert Db, C Major Scales--see MPS scale sheet
    Guidelines: 2 octaves memorized, quarter=84 bpm, tongued


EE Book 2:  # 91, 92, 93, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101
Music Theory:  Unit 4 
Concert Tunes: The Cluster, Fluster, Bluster March

Rudiments (percussion only):  Flamacue
(open-closed-open format or slow-fast-slow)


8th Grade Band

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

EE Book 2:  # 126, 129, 130, 133, 134, 135, 137, 141
Music Theory:  Unit 7
Concert Tunes:  As Winds Dance, Blue Goose Rag, Mt. Healthy March, Call of the Wild

Rudiments (percussion only): Triple Paradiddle
(open-closed-open format or slow-fast-slow)


6th Grade Band

Scales: 
Concert Ab Major Scale--see EE Book 2, #171
    Guidelines: 1 octaves memorized, quarter=72 bpm, tongued

EE Book 2: # 3, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Music Theory:  Unit 2
Concert Tunes:  Star Wars, The Sword of Kings, The Tears of Arizona

Rudiments (percussion only): Flam-Tap
(open-closed-open format or slow-fast-slow)

Instrumental Music: