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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   Dust off the rudiments
4 Wed, 21  Sep 4   Dust off the band scores
5 Fri, 23  Sep 2   NY Skyliners

Watched two performances from the World pipe band championships at
http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/worlds/2011/bands/

6 Tue, 27  Sep 4   NY Skyliners and the 3 Camps
7 Thu, 29  Sep 2   Memory Test on NY Skyliners

Piling of the Drums ceremony

8 Mon, 03  Oct 4   Review New York Skliners, 3 Camps and the Piling of the Drums ceremony.
         
9 Wed, 05  Oct 2   Performance Test - New York Skyliners.

Excellent improvement overall. Continue to work on the open double stroke rolls and memory polishing. This will be a good opening to a fanfare.

Piling of the Drums Ceremony was very successful. Congrats on a solid first drum corps commitment.

10 Tue, 11  Oct 4   6-8 Set
11 Thu, 13  Oct 2   review all band new band scores

Castle Dangerous 3/4s, 2/4 set Mormand Braes, 9/8 slow into 6/8 Battle of theSomme, and new 6/8 set

12 Mon, 17  Oct 4   At Long Last

Glenfinnan Highland Gathering

Review Top Secret Drum Fanfare.

13 Wed, 19  Oct 2   Continued to work on "At Long Last" as well as the new band scores
14 Fri, 21  Oct 4   Continues to work on "At Long Last"
15 Tue, 25  Oct 2   New Score for "Garb of Old Gaul"
16 Thu, 27  Oct 4   At Long Last and GOG
17 Mon, 31  Oct 2    
18 Wed, 02  Nov 4 review for upcoming AMR test
19 Fri, 04  Nov 2   AMR test on new 6/8s and the 2/4 score
20 Tue, 08  Nov 4   Carol Service Music Review
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 - recort parts one and two of Glenfinnan using Audicity
27 Wed, 30  Nov 2   complete recording projects
28 Fri, 02  Dec 4   Recording project - record parts three and four of GHG
29 Tue, 06  Dec 2   complete recording projects
30 Thu, 08  Dec 4    
31 Mon, 12  Dec 2   Introduce new Strathspey - T and G Brown score
32 Wed, 14  Dec 4    
33 Fri, 16  Dec 2   Test day on At Long Last and Garb of Old Gaul
34 Tue, 20  Dec 4   Christmas social
35 Tue, 10  Jan 2   Dust off drills. Worked on the Drummers Fanfare for the MacPherson Tourni
36 Thu, 12  Jan 4   Prepare for the ACC practice - run the fanfare. Case up drums.
37 Mon, 16  Jan 2
38 Wed, 18  Jan 4   Top Secret 2  sound- Introduction to New Fanfare
39 Fri, 20  Jan 2   TP2 - music
40 Tue, 24  Jan 4   TP2 - rehearsal for AGM show and Cadets in Concert
41 Thu, 26  Jan 2   TP2
42 Tue, 31  Jan 4  
 
TP2
43 Thu, 02  Feb 2   Music listening day
44 Mon, 06  Feb 4   Skills and Drills - Lesson 27/28
45 Wed, 08  Feb 2   Playing test on "new" 6/8 march
46 Fri, 10  Feb 4   Theory - Introduction to major scale TTS TTTS pattern
47 Tue, 14  Feb 2   Skills and Drills - Lesson 29/30
48 Thu, 16  Feb 4   Skills and Drils - Lesson 31/32
49 Wed, 22  Feb 2   Theory -writing major scales
50 Fri, 24  Feb 4   Music listening day
51 Tue, 28  Feb 2   Cadet 4/4 Drum Score  Sound recording
52 Thu, 01  Mar 4   Cadets in Concert - improv piece and in-class rhythmic layering exercise
53 Mon, 05  Mar 2   Prepare for Cadets in Concert, continued with Cadet 4/4 score
54 Wed, 07  Mar 4   Cleanup from Cadets in Concert - video link is available at

www.sac.on.ca/live - go to 38 minutes for the Top Secret Fanfare

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   Playing partners
61 Mon, 16  Apr 2   Theory main test
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
64 Tue, 24  Apr 4   History 1 - Interactive Website
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

Optional - create a musical rhythmic piece using

www.beatlab.com

 

70 Thu, 10  May 4   ISU - finish up projects and prepare music/video examples
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