7th Grade Intermediate Band
UPCOMING Quizzes -
Scale Quizzes!! - ALL 12 majors, one octave
Scales may be passed off before the required completion date via Google Drive
Did you miss class? Daily Slide with class work and announcements.
Are collected via Google Forms. Students MUST log in to their WakeID account to submit practice reflections. Reflections that are turned in late (After Monday at Midnight) will be docked one letter grade. Reflections submitted after 3:00 p.m. on Friday will be marked "Late Beyond Acceptance."
As a 7th grader, you are eligible to participate in Pep Band, audition for Jazz Band, and will attend the MPA Festival. You are encouraged to prepare and audition for the All-County and All-District Band Auditions, especially if you are working with a private instructor.
The book you will be using in Intermediate Band this year is the Standard of Excellence, Book 2. (Blue book) Please note this is NOT the second book from last year's text. Please purchase STANDARD of Excellence, Book 2.
You need to have a 1" Binder for daily use in class
In class warm up materials will be provided: Warm Up Fundamentals, Foundations Pages, and Warm Ups and Beyond will be used sequentially to reinforce basic musicality.
The major concepts in music theory this year will be to learn to play:
Compound Meter - 3/8 and 6/8
Syncopation and 16th Notes
1. Focus on intonation skills - long tones and sustained breath support in both melodic and harmonic intervals.
2. Write in the Counting; Clap and Count appropriate rhythmic lines
3. Continue to grow and use appropriate musical vocabulary in discussions and on class work