The Gorman Crossing Elementary School
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Beginning Band Information:
Beginning band students are currently working on developing breath support, embouchure strength, note and rhythm reading as well as good tone production. This quarter, the students will be tested on the following selections from our band book:
Jingle Bells, Song #19
Good King Wenceslas, #23
Shoo Fly #30
Bile Them Cabbage Down #34
Surprise Symphony #35
Advanced Band Information:
Advanced band is learning the chromatic scale. Students are required to play it correctly in quarter notes at a metronome marking of 120 from low concert Bb to high concert Bb in one octave. Students are also working on Winter Concert music and should prepare playing tests on the following:
Minka, Minka, #64
Blues Adventure, #68
6. Union March (Listening Example - Click Here)
7. Midnight Mission (Listening Example - Click Here)
8. Sleigh Ride (Listening Example - Click Here)
All concert selections should be tested and successfully completed at an A or B grade level by Friday, December 2. Students are allowed to retake the tests as many times as needed to be successful.
The Winter Concert is Tuesday, December 13 at 7:00 PM
Performers need to be at school at 6:30 PM dressed in black/white concert uniform. See you there!
Are you practicing? If so CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
Remember to practice 15 or more minutes per day, 5 days a week.
Gordy wants YOU to practice every night.