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Class# Date Period Topics Resources / Homework
1 Fri, 09  Sep 2    Welcome Back!
2 Tue, 13  Sep 4    Dusting off the rudiments
3 Mon, 19  Sep 2    Drum assignments and basic tuning
4 Wed, 21  Sep 4    Dust off the band repertoire on drums
5 Fri, 23  Sep 2    NY Skyliners
Watched two performances from the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow this past summer. watch more at http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/worlds/2011/bands/
6 Tue, 27  Sep 4    New York Skyliners and the 3 Camps - rudimental drum solos
7 Thu, 29  Sep 2    Memory test on the New York Skyliners

Piling of the Drums ceremony

8 Mon, 03  Oct 4   Continued work on New York Skyliners, 3 Camps and also ran the Piling of the Drums ceremony on the quad
9 Wed, 05  Oct 2    Performance - Piling of the Drums. This went very smoothly this morning. Well done!

In class we had a performance test on the New York Skylines. Overall, the Corps had a great improvement and this score can become a flagship piece for us this year. Each drummer should continue to work on clear open double stroke rolls.

10 Tue, 11  Oct 4   6-8 set
11 Thu, 13  Oct 2   Reviewed all new band sets. 3/4 Set Castle Dangerous, 2/4 Set Mormand Braes, 9/8-6/8 Battle of the Somme set, new 6/8 set above
12 Mon, 17  Oct 4   At Long Last - 4/4 set

Glenfinnan Highland Gathering

         
13 Wed, 19  Oct 2   Continued to work on "At Long Last" and reviewed the band sets
14 Fri, 21  Oct 4   Continued to work on "At Long Last"
15 Tue, 25  Oct 2   Introduced new score for "Garb of Old Gaul"
16 Thu, 27  Oct 4    
17 Mon, 31  Oct 2   At Long Last and GOG
18 Wed, 02  Nov 4   review for upcoming AMR test
19 Fri, 04  Nov 2    
20 Tue, 08  Nov 4   AMR test on new 6/8s and the 2/4 score
21 Thu, 10  Nov 2   Carol Service Music Review - short class
22 Wed, 16  Nov 4   Glenfinnan HG - new competition march
23 Fri, 18  Nov 2   Part one of Glenfinnan Highland Gathering - review
Start into Second part
24 Tue, 22  Nov 4   First Two parts of Glenfinnan
25 Thu, 24  Nov 2   parts three and four of Glenfinnan
26 Mon, 28  Nov 4   Recording project using Audicity - record pts 1/2
27 Wed, 30  Nov 2   complete recording project
28 Fri, 02  Dec 4   Recording project 3/4 of GHG
29 Tue, 06  Dec 2   complete recording projects
30 Thu, 08  Dec 4   At Long Last and Garb of Old Gaul
31 Mon, 12  Dec 2   Introduce new strathspey from Tom/Gordon Brown scores
32 Wed, 14  Dec 4   ALL and GOG
33 Fri, 16  Dec 2   Test at on At long Last and Gard of Old Gaul
34 Tue, 20  Dec 4   Christmas social
35 Tue, 10  Jan 2   Dust off drills. Worked on Drummers Fanfare for MacPherson
36 Thu, 12  Jan 4   Prepare for ACC practice this afternoon - run the fanfare and case up drums

for the bus ride. Mr McCue will arrive late today due to nordic ski race.

37 Mon, 16  Jan 2  
 
 
Top Secret Fanfare - sound file
38 Wed, 18  Jan 4   Top Secret Fanfare - written score
39 Fri, 20  Jan 2   TP2
40 Tue, 24  Jan 4   TP2
41 Thu, 26  Jan 2   TP2
42 Tue, 31  Jan 4   Music listening day
43 Thu, 02  Feb 2   Skills and Drills - Lesson 27/28
44 Mon, 06  Feb 4   Playing test on "new" 6/8 march
45 Wed, 08  Feb 2   Theory - Introduction to major scale TTS TTTS pattern
46 Fri, 10  Feb 4   Skills and Drills - Lesson 29/30
47 Tue, 14  Feb 2   Skills and Drils - Lesson 31/32
48 Thu, 16  Feb 4   Theory -writing major scales
49 Wed, 22  Feb 2   Practice Day
50 Fri, 24  Feb 4   Music listening day
51 Tue, 28  Feb 2   Intro to Donald Cameron - final exam march
52 Thu, 01  Mar 4   Cadets in Concert - Top Secret
53 Mon, 05  Mar 2   Prepare for Cadets in Concert,
54 Wed, 07  Mar 4   Cleanup from Cadets in Concert

Check website for performance video 38 minute for Top Secret 2 performance

55 Tue, 27  Mar 2   Theory - writing the order of sharps and flats (p38)
56 Thu, 29  Mar 4   Theory - cycle of fifths and fourths (p39)
57 Mon, 02  Apr 2   theory quiz and review, (piano keyboard, writing key signatures, cycle of fifths, and fourths)
58 Wed, 04  Apr 4   Outdoor playing if possible, Theory - relative minors p 50-51 Scale degrees and intervals, basic chords
59 Tue, 10  Apr 2   theory quiz and review, outdoor playing
60 Thu, 12  Apr 4   Donald Cameron parts 3 and 4
61 Mon, 16  Apr 2   Theory quiz
62 Wed, 18  Apr 4   Ceremonial drum music, Adv/Gen Salute, Drummers Call and Rouse
63 Fri, 20  Apr 2   History 1,  and Ceremonial music

Interactive website

64 Tue, 24  Apr 4   Theory Final Test
65 Thu, 26  Apr 2   History 2,
66 Mon, 30  Apr 4   Ceremonial music playing quiz
67 Wed, 02  May 2   History 3
68 Fri, 04  May 4   Intro to ISU, Project, Marking Rubric. Today we will start the research portion
69 Tue, 08  May 2   ISU - creation of presention using Powerpoint, Prezi or other cool program
70 Thu, 10  May 4   ISU - finish up projects and prepare music/video examples

Optional project - create a musical rhythmic piece using www.beatlab.com

 

71 Mon, 14  May 2   ISU - presentations in class
72 Wed, 16  May 4   ISU - presentations in class
73 Tue, 22  May 2   Playing exam prep - the final playing exam is all the standard band repertoire, played on the drum outdoors, on the march.
74 Thu, 24  May 4   Playing exam prep -
75 Mon, 28  May 2   Playing exam ( in class)
76 Wed, 30  May 4   Playing exam (in class