All Winds: Practice the following major scales and arpeggios.
9 - 10 Scales and arpeggios for your instrument listed on your 9/10 scale sheet.
11 - 12 Scales and arpeggios for your instrument listed on your 11/12 scale sheet.
FULL RANGE SCALES: Proficient and advanced level students will need to practice and master all full range scales and the chromatic scale.
Percussion: Practice timpani requirements and 6 major scales of your choice on mallets for 9 - 10 or 11-12 respectively according to your grade level.
Tuning Chart: These charts are somewhat incomplete. You can also use a chromatic fingering chart. A tuner may be helpful as well. However, be sure you recognize air speed, embouchure/aperture setting and learn the pitch sound as you use your tuner.
Click on the links below to practice the specific instrument quizzes for your instrument. Tuning throughout the range of your individual instrument will be a major focus after winter break.
Timpani Quiz ( There is no timpani link. However, percussionists will need to be able to tune intervals of Maj. 3rd, P4th and P5th from given pitches without the use of a tuner.) PLEASE TURN IN YOUR PHOTO RELEASE DOCUMENTS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, IF YOU HAVEN"T DONE SO ALREADY.
2014 - 2015 Band Class Supply List
Woodwinds: Flutes, Clarinets, and Saxes should have these at all times. 2 -3 reeds (play on them on a rotational basis so you never have a reed that is broken in already at all times) Cork grease Cleaning swab Polishing cloth Mouthpiece brush (clarinet, saxes) Cleaning rod (flutes) Metronome / Tuner (can be purchased at local music stores or ordered online
Brasses Polishing cloth (lacquered instruments) Silver polishing cloth (silver plated instruments) Slide cream and spray bottle (trombones) Valve oil (valve instruments) Tuning slide grease (all) Cleaning rod/snake (trombones) Mouthpiece brush Metronome / Tuner (can be purchased at local music stores or ordered online Percussion (each percussionist should have the following) Sticks (all percussionist should have your own pair of concert snare sticks) Drum key Metronome / Tuner (can be purchased at local music stores or ordered online)