• Jazz Band starts later in the year. More details in mid-September...

Check with your director, Mr. Sampson, for your songs.

Date Time Event Venue
Saturday, February 10, 2018 Times Assigned Solo & Ensemble Festival +59 days HBMS Classrooms
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 7:00 PM Beginning Bands & Jazz Band Concert +132 days HBMS Main Gym
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 7:00 PM HBMS Chorus Concert +154 days HBMS Cafeteria

Attend 2:20 - 2:50 PM in the Band Room #122 Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • Follow a structured practice routine that includes warming up and building range.
  • Find a quiet place to practice and get away from TV, video games, phone, and other distractions.
  • Be resourceful.
  • Develop good habits & kick the bad ones.
  • Use a music stand and sit in a chair that promotes good posture, poise, and playing position.
  • Take the time to develop your instrumental technique and improve your overall musicianship.
  • Practicing three hours a week is excellent, but not all at once. Try 4-5 shorter sessions to promote better muscle memory.
  • Get SmartMusic & Make practicing fun!

  • Flute

    Flute

  • Oboe

    Oboe

  • Clarinet

    Clarinet

  • Saxophone

    Saxophone

  • Percussion

    Percussion

  • Trumpet

    Trumpet

  • French Horn

    French Horn

  • Trombone

    Trombone

  • Baritone

    Baritone

  • Tuba

    Tuba

Blank Fingering Charts Countries Composers
Flute Argentina Barnby
Oboe Australia Beethoven
Bassoon Austria Bizet
Bb Clarinet Belgium Bourgeois
Eb Alto Clarinet Canada Brahms
Bb Bass Clarinet China Dvorak
Eb Alto Saxophone Czech Republic Gilmore
Bb Tenor Saxophone England Humperdinck
Eb Bari Saxophone France Petzold
Bb Trumpet / Cornet Germany Purcell
French Horn (in F) Indonesia Rimsky-Korsakov
Eb Horn Ireland Rodriguez
Trombone Italy Rossini
Trombone TC (rare) Jamaica Sousa
Baritone/Euphonium BC Japan Susato
Baritone/Euphonium TC Mexico Tallis
BBb Tuba Russia Tchaikovsky
Eb Tuba (rare) Spain Verdi
Tuba TC (rare) Ukraine  
Electric Bass United States  
Mallets Uruguay  
  Wales  
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