Homework/Practice Assignments 

Good playing consists of AT LEAST 50% listening.

The students should listen to the reference recordings below MANY times, with and without their music in front of them

Scroll down to find your group and clink on the links to listen

 

6th grade Strings:

Be working on "Gaelic Castle," and "Sneaking Suspicion"

Focus on feeling the pulse, correct rhythms, and correct bowing / pizzaccato 

LISTEN (click on link)

Gaelic Castle

Sneaking Suspicion

 

7th & 8th Orchestra: All 7th and 8th grade string players

Be working on all of the above 6th grade pieces and "King William's March,"  "Spartacus"  and  "Shenandoah"

Focus on feeling the pulse, correct rhythms, and correct bowing  

LISTEN (click on link) 

Spartacus

Shenandoah

King William's March

 

Jazz Band:  students from all three grades

Be working on: "Doxy,"    "What a Wonderful World,"      "School Bus Blues"

LISTEN (click on link) 

Doxy

What a Wonderful World

No Clams, Just Oysters

 

Concert Band: All 6th grade woodwind, percussion and brass students; 
                         some 7th grade woodwind, percussion and brass students

Be working on: "The Gates of Orion,"    "In the Hall of the Mountain King,"      "School Bus Blues"

LISTEN (click on link) 

Gates of Orion

In the Hall of the Mountain King

School Bus Blues

 

Symphonic Band: All 8th grade woodwind, percussion and brass students;
                               some 7th grade woodwind, percussion and brass students

Be working on: "Moscow 1941,"     "As Twilight Falls,"     "His Honor"

LISTEN (click on link) 

Moscow, 1941

As Twilight Falls

His Honor

 

 

 

 

Support Documents:

2019 - 2020 contract

Solo & Ensemble

Supply List