Band


What Should I Be Practicing at Home?
(Updated 1.27.20)

7th Grade Band

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


EE Book 2:  # 127, 129, 130, 133, 134, 135, 137, 140
Music Theory:  Unit 4 (finish retakes)
Concert Tunes: The Cluster, Fluster, Bluster March, The Great Locomotive Chase

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


8th Grade Band

Scales:  
Concert F, Bb, Eb Major Scales--see MPS scale sheet
    Guidelines: 2 octaves memorized, quarter=96 bpm, tongued

EE Book 2:  # 130, 133, 134, 135, 137, 141, 144, 145
Music Theory:  Unit 7
Concert Tunes: The Cluster, Fluster, Bluster March, The Great Locomotive Chase

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


6th Grade Band

Scales: 
Concert Db Major Scale--see white cardstock sheet in folder
    Guidelines: 1 octaves memorized, quarter=72 bpm, tongued

EE Book 2: # 11, 12, 19, 24, 27, 28, 32, 33
Music Theory:  Unit 2
Concert Tunes:  The Tears of Arizona, Haunted Clocks, A Prehistoric Suite

Rudiments (percussion only): 5 & 9 Stroke Rolls
(open-closed-open format or slow-fast-slow)

Instrumental Music: