First Term Skills

***Will be updated throughout the 2019-2020 school year***

Grade 7

  • Instrument assembly and care
  • Scale: Bb Concert scale, Grade 7 Bb Concert Warm Up Sheet #10
  • Scale: F Concert scale, Grade 7 F Concert Warm Up Sheet #10
  • Technique: Pg. 9, # 29: Go for Excellence
  • Technique: SOE # 38 Mary Ann
  • Band Repertoire
  • Christmas Repertoire
  • Theory: Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 Breezin’ Thru Theory
  • Musical terms

Grade 8

  • Scales: Review Bb and F major scales with arpeggios and thirds (Standard of Excellence Book 2, pg. 42)
  • Technique: Pg. 2, #4: Drive TimeScale
  • Chromatic scale
  • Theory: Note reading, rhythm reading, accidentals, order of sharps and flats, intervals (Standard of Excellence Theory Workbook, 2T-4T)
  • Band Repertoire
  • Christmas repertoire
  • *Percussion snare skills: Excellerators: pg. 40, #3 and pg. 40, #16
  • Review scales on mallets (demonstrate in class)

Grade 9

  • Scales: 2 octave Chromatic scale in 6/8 time (Standard of Excellence Book 3, pg. 40, scale #13)
  • Review Bb, Eb, Ab, F major scales with arpeggios and thirds
  • Review g minor and c minor
  • Db Concert scale and arpeggio
  • Technique: Pg. 2, #2 (Technique Break)
  • Band Repertoire
  • Christmas Repertoire
  • Theory: Review Intervals and key signatures (Standard of Excellence Theory Workbook, 2T-4T)
  • Percussion snare skills:
  • Pg. 2, #2 (Technique Break)
  • Excellerators: pg. 44, #23
  • Percussion mallet skill:  Pg. 2, #2 (Technique Break)
  • Review all scales on mallets (demonstrate in class)