Expected Progress

Aim to finish 10 Units of Study this year by practicing 2 hours per week. You should be able to complete a new Unit of Study every three weeks and earn a colored bead in our karate system. General due dates are as follows:

8/18 10/9 11/6 12/4 1/8 1/29 2/19 3/12 4/9 4/30
Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4 Unit 5 Unit 6 Unit 7 Unit 8 Unit 9 Unit 10
#1-14 #15-22 #23-29 #30-35 #36-43 #44-55 #56-61 #62-67 #68-73 #74-79
Rope White Yellow Orange Green Purple Blue Red Brown Black
  • Music Stand

  • Method Book
    Standard of Excellence, Book 1

  • Instrument

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Date Time Event Venue
Tue. Dec. 19, 2017 7:00 P.M. Our First Concert +6 days Husmann Auditorium
Sat. Feb. 10, 2018 Times Assigned Solo & Ensemble Festival +59 days HBMS Classrooms
Tue. Apr. 24, 2018 7:00 PM Beginning Bands (CAN/COV/HUS/NOR) & HBMS Jazz Band Concert +132 days HBMS Main Gym

Each week, a new schedule is posted in your classroom. Follow the schedule accordingly. Your lesson is on the same day each week (Tuesday or Thursday), but we will rotate through seven (7) different times as follows.

  • 9:35 AM
  • 11:15 AM
  • 2:20 PM
  • 10:40 AM
  • 1:50 PM
  • 10:10 AM
  • 1:20 PM

Bring your own music stand every Thursday for Full Band. Everyone in band will meet onstage @ 12:25 - 12:55 to rehearse for our concerts. Some students will need to bring their instrument to school on Thursdays (for full band) and Tuesdays (for lessons). Lessons will continue throughout the school year.

  • Dec. 14 @ 12:25 PM - Last Rehearsal before 7PM concert on Tue. Dec. 19th.
  • Dec. 19 @ 12:25 PM - TUESDAY "Dress" Rehearsal before 7PM concert on Tue. Dec. 19th.
  • Dec. 21 - No Full Band.
  • Use a music stand and sit in a chair that promotes good posture, poise, and playing position.
  • Develop good habits. Kick the bad habits.
  • Practicing two hours a week is excellent, but not all at once. Try 3-4 shorter sessions to promote better muscle memory.
  • Use SmartMusic & Make Practicing Fun!
  • Find a quiet place to practice and get away from TV, video games, phone, and other distractions.
  • Ask for help.
  • Brass players may not be able to practice for extended periods of time because of the physical demands of the embouchure.
  • Follow a structured practice routine that includes warming up and building range.
  • Be resourceful.
  • Take the time to develop your instrumental technique and improve your overall musicianship.
  • Flute

    Flute

  • Oboe

    Oboe

  • Clarinet

    Clarinet

  • Saxophone

    Saxophone

  • Percussion

    Percussion

  • Trumpet

    Trumpet

  • French Horn

    French Horn

  • Trombone

    Trombone

  • Baritone

    Baritone

  • Tuba

    Tuba

Fingering Charts Countries Composers
Flute Australia Bach
Oboe Austria Beethoven
Bassoon Belgium Clarke
Bb Clarinet Brazil Foster
Eb Alto Clarinet Canada Handel
Bb Bass Clarinet China Holst
Eb Alto Saxophone England McGinty
Bb Tenor Saxophone France Mozart
Eb Bari Saxophone Germany Offenbach
Bb Trumpet / Cornet Ireland Schop
French Horn (in F) Italy Sousa
Eb Horn Jamaica Susato
Trombone Japan Tchaikovsky
Trombone TC (rare) Mexico  
Baritone/Euphonium BC Puerto Rico Extras
Baritone/Euphonium TC Russia Keyboard Layout
BBb Tuba Scotland Keyboard Worksheet
Eb Tuba (rare) South Africa Blank Staff Paper
Tuba TC (rare) Spain Practice Form
Electric Bass Sweden Solo Test
Mallets The Netherlands "The Good Life" Test
  United States Standards
  Wales  
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