MARCH 2-6 Band Lessons

Objective:  Prepare for State Assessment Concert

B DAY

Announcements: Pre-Assessment Concert will be Tuesday. Report time 5:00pm. Tuesday Indoor Drumline 2:15-4:00pm. Ladies black pantyhose and pearls. Gentlemen black socks and white undershirt. The concert will begin at 6:30: QLMS Choir, BHS Choir, QLMS Band, BHS Band. Wednesday Pit Orchestra 2:30-4:00. Indoor Drumline 4:00-6:00pm; Thursday 2:30-4:30 Festival Band/ 4:30-6:30 Indoor Drum Line. Friday Jazz Band and Symphonic Band will perform Uptown Funk for the Dr. Seuss Parade at Waller Mill Elementary School. You will need to wear your marching band uniforms for this parade. Therefore, please bring black socks Report time will be 8:45am in the band room. Saturday Indoor Drumline and Color Guard will be at Mills Godwin in Richmond this weekend. Drum Line performs at 6:35. We will report at 11:00 am.

Project: Be sure to write a short encouragement letter to your middle school student. Be sure to have it for the concert tomorrow night.

Objective: Prepare for State Assessments: Listen for Intonation, Focus on Starts and Stops, DYNAMICS!

1. Breathing Exercises: Take in 4 counts. Push out air for 16 counts. Focus your air for a darker tone quality

2. Warm Up:

Concert F and Concert A Wholes Notes One Octave

Concert F and Concert A Half Notes Two Octaves

Tongue Exercise: Eighth notes: ti ti;;; Eight/Sixteenth ti TiKa (double tongue) Concert F

3. Londonderry Air Chorale pg. 9: Check intonation and listen for balance

4. Chimes of Liberty

Measures 81-end: Focus on double tongue and Attack and Release

5. Fantasy on an Irish Air

Measures 81-end: Attacks and Releases with a balanced tone quality

6. Chimes of Liberty

Trio to 81: Balance between accompaniment and melody. DYNAMICS!!!!

7. Moravian Dances

81-end: Transitions of the tempo. Stay in control!!!!

8. Sight-read Piece Number 1

Discuss: STAR system: Key Signature, Time Signature, Articulations, Rhythms

DAY 2

1. View the Concert and Critique the Concert using the VBODA Assessment Sheets

2. Breathing Exercises: Take in 1, push for 15.5, Breath on .5 and push for 15.5

3. Warm Up:

Concert F and Concert A Wholes Notes One Octave

Concert F and Concert A Half Notes Two Octaves

Tongue Exercise: Sixteenth/Eighth TiKa Ti; Sixteenth notes: TiKa TiKa

4. Chorale from Method Book: Sight-Reading & Check Intonation

5. Chimes of Liberty:

Measures trio-end: Transitions with repeats

6. Fantasy on an Irish Air

Measures 51-end: Transitions of Style from Marcato to legato with BALANCE

7. Moravian Dances

81-end: Balance of the Woodwind Run and Brass. Think about phrases

8. Sight-read Piece Number 2

DAY 3

1. View Rehearsal from Thursday

Compare Tuesday performance and Thursday rehearsal

2. Breathing Exercises: Take in 1, push for 15.5, Breath on .5 and push for 15.5

3. Warm Up:

Concert F and Concert A Wholes Notes One Octave

Concert F and Concert A Half Notes Two Octaves

Tongue Exercise: Sixteenth/Eighth TiKa Ti; Sixteenth notes: TiKa TiKa; Triplets: TaTiTa

4. Chorale from Method Book: Sight-Reading & Check Intonation

5. Chimes of Liberty:

Measures trio-end: Transitions with repeats

6. Fantasy on an Irish Air

Measures 51-end: Transitions of Style from Marcato to legato with BALANCE

7. Moravian Dances

81-end: Balance of the Woodwind Run and Brass. Think about phrases