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.