All band students are currently being tested on #84 in our band method book. This performance exercise stresses the understanding and execution of key signatures and sporadic accidentals throughout the music. The band members are also currently learning to expand the range of their instruments with some groups learning new high notes and others learning notes in the lower range of their instruments. The beginning band students have been taught how to practice these notes and they may be performed without actually reading the new notes. The success of mastering these new notes is mostly dependent upon physical and technical processes. This means getting the embouchure and fingers familiar to reacting in specific shapes, patterns and positions.
Mr. Rodgerson's Blog
Please refer to this blog throughout the year for beginning band information.