Beginning Band Q3

Essential Questions (Does the Student…)

  • Demonstrate Knowledge of and perform major scales and arpeggios?
  • Perform music with expressive elements?
  • Demonstrate Refinement of tone quality?
  • Demonstrate increased proficiency in sight-reading?
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ensemble concepts?


  • Perform Concert F, Bb, Ab, G and C Major Scales with arpeggios
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform dotted quarter-eighth note rhythms
  • Perform Syncopated Rhythms
  • Understand and identify enharmonic tones
  • Demonstrate the ability to use appropriate chromatic fingerings
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform a lip slur
  • Percussion Students: Flam, Flam-tap, Flam Accent, Paradiddle, Flam Paradiddle, bounce roll
  • Perform Long tone warm-up using multiple scales
  • Discern between melody and accompaniment
  • Perform musical passages using appropriate expression markings
  • Perform selected exercises at sight.


Key Terminology

  • Syncopation
  • Subdivision
  • Dotted Quarter
  • Note/Rest
  • Eighth Note/Rest
  • Enharmonic
  • Lip Slur
  • Up Beat (Syncopation)
  • Piano
  • Mezzopiano
  • Mezzo forte
  • Forte
  • Phrase
  • Fermata
  • Waltz
  • March

Scale Test Dates:  Scales are the building blocks of all musical study.  Every piece of music is written in different keys, and it is fundamental that all students can perform the scales.

January 29th – Concert Bb Scale Test
February 7th – Concert Eb Scale Diagnostic
February 12th – Concert Eb Scale Test
February 21st – Concert F Scale Test
March 1st  – Concert G Scale Test
March 5th/7th –  9 Weeks exam (Rhythm Counting Sheet) Vocabulary, and Scale Building.  

All Grades for scales may be made up after school or during “A” Lunch.  

Fundraiser:  Domino’s Slice the Price Cards (Jan. 31 through Feb. 14)
ALL Order Forms and Money need to be collected and turned in on FEBRUARY 14th. 

I will scan and post order forms and all information found in students packets and post it in this section.  


Daily Homework:  Students are recommended to practice nightly for 20 minutes.  This can include any Music Theory Games, Playing instrument, fingerings for notes, and working on counting and clapping the Level One Rhythm Sheet.  The more they practice, the quicker they get better at their instrument.  At home, do not discourage bad sounds, because they are going to happen, and trust me, they do not like making bad sounds either.  So let them work on it.  This class is like a lab.  They need to figure out what works for them and what does not.