The Gorman Crossing Elementary School
Band Department Website!
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:
1. Lines and Spaces, Song #3
2. Up and Down, Song #5
3. Four in a Row, Song #10
4. Take Five, Song #12
5. Hot Cross Buns Song #17
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 for playing tests on the following:
1. Minka, Minka, Song 64
2. Blues Adventure, Song 68
3. Union March (Listening Example - Click Here)
4. Christmas Bells (Listening Example - Click Here)
5. Sleigh Ride (Listening Example - Click Here)
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.