Band


What Should I Be Practicing at Home?
(Updated 8.23.19)

7th Grade Band

Scales: 
Concert Bb, Eb Major Scales--see MPS scale sheet
    Guidelines: 2 octaves memorized, quarter=84 bpm, tongued
F Concert Chromatic Scale (see Foundations Appendix pg. 43)

EE Book 2:  Review prior songs; No. 54, 56, 67, 68, 69, 71, 73
Music Theory:  Unit 3

Rudiments (percussion only):  17 Stroke Roll; 6th grade rudiment review--see assessment handout on back (open-closed-open format or slow-fast-slow)


8th Grade Band

Scales:  
Concert Bb, Eb, F Major Scales--see MPS scale sheet
    Guidelines: 2 octaves memorized, quarter=96 bpm, tongued
NSBA All-State Chromatic Scale--see handout in folder

EE Book 2:  Review prior songs; No. 117, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 126, 129
Music Theory:  Unit 6
Performance Music: Star Spangled Banner (memorized); 
All-State Honor Band Music (select students)
Marching Fundamentals:  8-5 glide step

Rudiments (percussion only): 7 Stroke Roll; 7th grade rudiment review--see assessment handout on back (open-closed-open format or slow-fast-slow)


6th Grade Band

Scales: 
Concert Bb Major Scale--see EE Book 1, pg. 40, #1
    Guidelines: 1 octaves memorized, quarter=72 bpm, tongued
Concert Bb Chromatic Scale--see white cardstock sheet in folder (Hexter 1 scale) or use fingering chart on pg. 46-47 (Book 1)

EE Book 1: Review prior songs pg. 6-22
Music Theory:  Unit 1

Rudiments (percussion only): Multiple Bounce Roll, Single Stroke Roll, Double Stroke Roll (open-closed-open format or slow-fast-slow)

Instrumental Music: