News this week:
Monday: 2:00-3:30 Open Band Room
Tuesday-Friday: The band room closes at 2:10 PM.
Midterms begin today. Midterm information has been reposted below this week’s news. Students need to turn in their S&E data sheet when they do their midterm with the copy of their piano part (if applicable). If students are using a school pianist they need to have their $5.00 deposit for the piano player attached to their data sheet. All TCHS Band students perform at S&E. Students in the Color Guard and Symphonic Band I and II are responsible for selecting their own S&E music. Freshmen have the option of performing in a choir or performing a solo or small ensemble on their own.
Jazz Band Midterm:
Jazz Band Members will identify the form of pieces and will improvise in the blues chord progressions we have rehearsed during the first semester using appropriate style.
Color Guard Midterm:
Color Guard members will perform their S&E material. Click on this link for the rubric.
Auxiliary Timing Information:
The grading scale will be modified so that an “Excellent” is an A. Guard members MUST turn in their data sheet in order for their midterm to be complete.
Symphonic Band I/II and Percussion Ensemble Midterm:
Students will perform their S&E material for their midterm. Tempos should be close enough to performance tempo that the student will be able to have the selection at performance tempo within two weeks of returning from Winter Break.
Click on this link for the rubric:
The grading scale will be modified so that an “Excellent” is an A. All students MUST turn in their data sheet in order for their midterm to be complete.
Freshman Band Midterm:
Be prepare to perform the F, Bb, and Ab Scale, Stairs and Slides, Chromatic Scale, and Scale Patterns 1-4. Students will perform 1 scale, 1 chromatic scale, 1 stair and slide exercise and 1 scale pattern. These will be drawn at random on the day of their midterm. All students MUST turn in their S&E data sheet in order for their midterm to be complete.
Prism Concert Week Itinerary:
12/11 – Dress Rehearsal
1:41- Dismissal/Eat a snack/Change (You may use lobby restrooms and dressing rooms)
2:00 – Begin getting instruments/warm-up individually using scales and long tones/buzzing (rudiments and drop spins/stretching too!)
2:20 – Transition to auditorium and sit in designated areas.
2:30 – Begin Dress rehearsal
6:30 – Dismissal
Symphonic Band I&II will wear uniform B to the dress rehearsal. Guard will wear their performance uniform and freshmen will wear their concert uniform.
12/12 Wednesday In School Show:
9:03 – Report to band room/change/eat snack (please remember there are classes in the performing arts hallway, bring a snack if you need one). Bands will have to stay in the hallway on our end and in the band room. It will be tight. Bring a book to read and/or quiet games
10:00-10:15 – Concert begins (it depends on what time Oak Hammock and SLW arrive)
11:30-11:45 – Concert ends/Dismissal to lunch/changing
12:05-12:15 – Finish lunch and transition to 6th hour
1:41 – School ends
ALL BANDS WEAR UNIFORM B.
12/13 and 12/14 Thursday and Friday Night:
5:45 PM – Report Time
6:00 PM – Attendance Time
9:00 – Concert ends
9:15 – Dismissal
Monday: S&E Help/Open band room 2:00-3:30
Tuesday: SB I Rehearsal/Port St. Lucie Christmas House opening
Wednesday: Guard CDs due/Band room open 2:00-3:30 for Prism Ensembles to rehearse
Thursday: SB II
Friday: Uniforms due/Band room open 2:00-3:30 for Prism Ensembles to rehearse
Tuesday, 12/4 Port St. Lucie Christmas House Itinerary