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Class# Date Period Topics Resources / Homework
1 Mon, 12  Sep 2   welcome back!
2 Wed, 14  Sep 4   Dust off the rudiments
3 Tue, 20  Sep 2   Dust off the rudiments - Greeting Beating drum score
4 Thu, 22  Sep 4   Downfall of Paris - part one of rudimental solo score for snare drum
5 Mon, 26  Sep 2   Downfall of Paris - part two and three
6 Wed, 28  Sep 4   Collaborative project - watch two performances from the World Pipe Band Championships and provide a comparison. Work in partners.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/worlds/2011/bands/
Collaborative Assignment.docx due at end of period via email
7 Fri, 30  Sep 2 Finished up the collaborative project and reviewed the performances at the World Pipe Band Championship
8 Tue, 04  Oct 4   Continued working "open double stroke rolls" for parts 1-2 on the Downfall of Paris.

"Essential Rudiments for the Downfall of Paris" - review these short drills in order to help you play the parts

9 Thu, 06  Oct 2   Reviewed parts1-2  and 3-4 of Downfall of Paris. In general, the class needs to spend more time working the basics of the Open Double Stroke Roll in order to be able to play this score. Also, flams need to be inserted where marked in the music. It will be much easier if students memorize the score

Essential Rudiments - Downfall of Paris copied on tablets by students

Test on Downfall of Paris on Friday 14 October.

10 Wed, 12  Oct 4 6-8 set

Downfall of Paris music

11 Fri, 14  Oct 2   Performance Test TODAY
12 Tue, 18  Oct 4   Introduced the tri-tom music for the Top Secret Fanfare. Pages 1 and 2
13 Thu, 20  Oct 2   Continued to work on the Top Secret Fanfare pg 3 and 4
14 Mon, 24  Oct 4   Introduced the 6/8 March Set -see above. Worked on each part in two bar phrases.
15 Wed, 26  Oct 2   Continued on tri-tom fanfare
16 Fri, 28  Oct 4   tri-tomming - rhythmic review
17 Tue, 01  Nov 2   tri-tomming - rhythmic review
18 Thu, 03  Nov 4   Test on Tri-tom parts
19 Mon, 07  Nov 2    
20 Wed, 09  Nov 4   Essential Rudiments review
21 Tue, 15  Nov 2   no class - Bermuda Soccer/Swim tour
22 Thu, 17  Nov 4   6/8 March reviw
23 Mon, 21  Nov 2   split class -
Group A - Andy's March  Andy's March sound file
Group B (Luke and Scott) - 6/8. Andy's and Cadet 4/4 plus new 2/4 review

Drum Music/Cadet Massed Band 4.4.pdf
Cadet 4/4 Sound file

 

24 Wed, 23  Nov 4   new 6/8 - Andy's and 4/4
25 Fri, 25  Nov 2   new 6/8, plus Andy's and 4/4
26 Tue, 29  Nov 4   Memory test on the new 6/8 march. This went okay but some are having struggles with basic techniques worthy of some focused review in partners.
27 Thu, 01  Dec 2   Split class into Group A, B and C
Group A - Braden and Taylor
Group B - Luke and Scott
Group C - Alex and Mike

 

Group C - Lesson 6 and 7.

 
28 Mon, 05  Dec 4   Group A - no one was here today
Group B - homework is to record the Highlander 2/4 and send to me
Group C - homework is to record study 9 and 10 and send to me.
29 Wed, 07  Dec 2   Group A - record Andy's March using Audacity and send it to me

Group B - At Long Last

Group C - complete the recording homework and continue on with Lesson 8-12 in the Tutor Book One.

30 Fri, 09  Dec 4   Finish up recording projects
31 Tue, 13  Dec 2   Group A - Andy's March/3-4 March/Cadet 4/4/Highlander 2/4
Group B - At Long Last/Garb of Old Gaul
Group C - Highland Laddie
32 Thu, 15  Dec 4   Practice period
33 Mon, 19  Dec 2    
34 Wed, 21  Dec 4   Starbucks Christmas party
35 Wed, 11  Jan 2   Rudiment dust off. Continue with group pieces.
36 Fri, 13  Jan 4   Band Scores
37 Tue, 17  Jan 2   Band Scores
38 Thu, 19  Jan 4   Band Scores
39 Mon, 23  Jan 2   Band scores Andy's March, Society 3/4, Cadet 4/4 and the new Society 6/8
40 Wed, 25  Jan 4   Theory book pages 41, 44, 45 and 48 Level 1
41 Mon, 30  Jan 2   Playing tests for Bands scores  - review for Wed
Talked through Circle of 5ths (sharps) and Circle of 4ths (Flats)

 

42 Wed, 01  Feb 4  
Cadet 4/4  sound file
 
43 Fri, 03  Feb 2   Music listening day
44 Tue, 07  Feb 4   Skills and Drills - Lesson 27/28
45 Thu, 09  Feb 2   Playing test on "new" 6/8 march
46 Mon, 13  Feb 4   Theory - Introduction to major scale TTS TTTS pattern
47 Wed, 15  Feb 2   Skills and Drills - Lesson 29/30
48 Tue, 21  Feb 4   Skills and Drils - Lesson 31/32
49 Thu, 23  Feb 2   Theory -writing major scales
50 Mon, 27  Feb 4   Music listening day
51 Wed, 29  Feb 2   Cadet 4/4 Drum Score  Sound recording
52 Fri, 02  Mar 4   Cadets in Concert - improv piece and in-class rhythmic layering exercise
53 Tue, 06  Mar 2   Prepare for Cadets in Concert, continued with Cadet 4/4 score
54 Thu, 08  Mar 4   Cleanup from Cadets in Concert
55 Wed, 28  Mar 2   Theory - writing the order of sharps and flats (p38)
56 Fri, 30  Mar 4   Theory - cycle of fifths and fourths (p39)
57 Tue, 03  Apr 2   theory quiz and review, (piano keyboard, writing key signatures, cycle of fifths, and fourths)
58 Thu, 05  Apr 4   Outdoor playing if possible, Theory - relative minors p 50-51 Scale degrees and intervals, basic chords
59 Wed, 11  Apr 2   Theory quiz and review, outdoor playing
60 Fri, 13  Apr 4   Playing test on Cadet 4/4/ Top Secret Tri-tom parts

Tri-tom sound file

61 Tue, 17  Apr 2   Theory main test
62 Thu, 19  Apr 4   Ceremonial drum music, Adv/Gen Salute, Drummers Call and Rouse

See Tutor Book 2

63 Mon, 23  Apr 2   History 1,  and Ceremonial music

Instrumental Website

64 Wed, 25  Apr 4   Outdoor playing if weather permits
65 Fri, 27  Apr 2   History 2,
66 Tue, 01  May 4   Ceremonial music playing quiz
67 Thu, 03  May 2   History 3
68 Mon, 07  May 4   Intro to ISU, Project, Marking Rubric. Today we will start the research portion
69 Wed, 09  May 2   ISU - creation of presention using Powerpoint, Prezi or other cool program
70 Fri, 11  May 4   ISU - finish up projects and prepare music/video examples
71 Tue, 15  May 2   ISU - presentations in class
72 Thu, 17  May 4   ISU - presentations in class
73 Wed, 23  May 2   Playing exam prep - the final playing exam is all the standard band repertoire, played on the drum outdoors, on the march.
74 Fri, 25  May 4   Playing exam prep -
75 Tue, 29  May 2   Playing exam ( in class)
76 Thu, 31  May 4   Playing exam (in class