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Bands

Symphonic Band (7th & 8th Grade)

Announcements

  • Practice Records are due the first day back each week
    • 150 minutes per week = 30 points (100%)
  • Saturday, October 1st | ILMEA AuditionsBlackhawk Middle School; Bensenville, IL
    • Auditioning Students Only
  • Objective Tests | Pass/Fail
    • Thursday 9/08 | Objective 1 – Binder Check
    • Thursday 9/15 | Objective 2 –  1 Octave Chromatic Scale
    • Thursday 9/22 | Objective 3 –  2 Octave Scale
    • Thursday 9/29 | Objective 4 –  Student Selected
    • Thursday 10/6 | Objective 5 – Student Selected

Fundamentals & Technique

  • Chop Builders (Lip Slurs) | 1A/B through 2A/B
  • Concert Bb
    • Scale/Arpeggio/Chords
    • Technique Builder
    • Chorale – All Glory Laud and Honor
  • Concert Eb
    • Scale/Arpeggio/Chords
    • Technique Builder
    • Chorale – Crusader’s Hymn
  • Concert Ab
    • Scale/Arpeggio/Chords
    • Technique Builder
    • Chorale – For the Beauty of the Earth

Contest Literature

  • None

Concert/Performance Literature

  • Star Spangled Banner, arr. Jack Stamp | Youtube
  • Rippling Watercolors, Brian Balmages | Youtube
  • Blue and Green Music, Samuel Hazo | Youtube
  • Camino del Sol, Steve Hodges | Youtube

Solo Literature

Concert Band (6th Grade)

Announcements

  • Practice Records are due the first day back each week
    • 125 minutes per week = 30 points (100%)
  • Saturday, October 1st | ILMEA AuditionsBlackhawk Middle School; Bensenville, IL
    • Auditioning Students Only
  • Objective Tests | Pass/Fail
    • Thursday 9/08 | Objective 1 – Binder Check
    • Thursday 9/15 | Objective 2 – 1 Octave Concert Bb Major Scale
    • Thursday 9/22 | Objective 3 –  1 Octave Chromatic Scale
    • Thursday 9/29 | Objective 4 –  Student Selected
    • Thursday 10/6 | Objective 5 – Student Selected

Key Signature Practice

Fundamentals & Technique

  • Chop Builders (Lip Slurs) | 1A/B through 2A/B
  • Concert Bb
    • Scale/Arpeggio/Chords
    • Technique Builder
    • Chorale – In Ages Past
  • Concert Eb
    • Scale/Arpeggio/Chords
    • Technique Builder
    • Chorale – Come, Thou Almighty King

Method Book | Sound Innovations Book 2

  • Review: #19-20
  • #21: Chromatic Scale
  • #29-35: Bb Major Studies
  • #36-42: Eb Major Studies
  • #51-55: Studies in Cut-Time

Concert/Performance Literature

  • None

Solo Literature

Intermediate Band (5th Grade)

Announcements

Fundamentals & Technique

Contest Literature

Solo Literature

Beginning Band (4th Grade)

Announcements

  • Beginning Band Sign-Ups
    • Thursday, September 22nd 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    • Richland Band Room (Enter through Door 1 – District Office)

Fundamentals & Technique

Concert Literature

Jazz Band (Members Only)

Announcements

  • Jazz Band begins in 2nd Quarter
  • Audition information coming soon

Literature

Recordings

Percussion Ensemble (Members Only)

Announcements

Concert Literature

Files