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The BCHS Band meets everyday during 6th/7th block and afterschool as assigned.

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  • 8/20/19

    Warm-up Fundamentals #2

    Supersound Warm-ups Unit 1

    REHEARSE:

    Ballroom Blitz

    Prelude & Dance

     

    Don't forget Playing test assigned on 8/19/19

  • 8/19/19

    Supersounds Warm-ups - Unit 1 - Concert Bb

    Pre-Game:

    SSB, MOKH, Fight Song, Bang Bang

    Other Pep Band: Blitzkrieg Bop, Ballroom Blitz, Other(s)

     

    PLAYING TEST COMING UP: Fight Song, and Concert Bb Major Scale (from Supersounds) from Memory

  • 8/16/19

    Warm-up / Technique

    Warm-up Fundamentals

    Rehearse

    1)My Old Kentucky Home

    2)Bang Bang

    3)Ballroom Blitz

    4)Blitzkrieg Bop

  • Symphonic Band Rehearsal 8/15/19

    8/15/19

    Students receive handbooks / syllabus

    Concert Folders Assigned

    Review Rules & Procedures

    Warm-up / Technique

    Warm-up Fundamentals (1 from each section)

    Practice / Rehearse

    "My Old Kentucky Home"

    "Fight Song"

    "Bang Bang"

    "Blitzkrieg Bop"

  • LEARNING TARGETS for BAND

    Band Learning Targets

    Tone:
    1. I can play with a resonant tone
    2. I can control and maintain my tone with air
    3. I can play a clear tone
    4. I can play with a focused sound
    5. I can consistently play with a good tone
    6. I can play with a warm tone

    Intonation:
    1. I can play each note within my range in tune.
    2. I can play in tune within an ensemble.

    Rhythm:
    1. I can play with rhythmic accuracy.
    2. I can play each note and rest for its full value (duration)
    3. I can maintain a proper pulse and steadiness within the written meter.

    Balance/Blend:
    1. I can blend my sound into the qualities of the ensemble.
    2. I can develop an understanding and awareness of the ensemble and the different parts being played.
    3. I can determine whether I am playing melody, counter-melody, or accompaniment.

    Technique:
    1. I can attack and release each note together with the ensemble.
    2. I can control the sound within the full range of my instrument.
    3. I can play my instrument with proper musical and mechanical skill.

    Interpretation/Musicianship:
    1. I can develop an understanding of style within each piece of music
    2. I can play and breathe with proper phrasing
    3. I can maintain and change tempo when required by the music.
    4. I can follow and play properly all dynamic markings
    5. I can follow and play properly all articulation markings
    6. I can involve emotion into my playing.

    Other:
    1. I can maintain my uniform and appearance to meet high standards for performance.
    2. I can be professional during rehearsals and performances.
    3. I can play my instrument with proper posture.
    4. I can play my music memorized when required.
    5. I can play my part at a mastery level alone or in a group.
    6. I can develop good practice habits to achieve mastery of all above learning targets.

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