8th Grade Band
From your director:
This band is comprised of 8th Grade students of wind and percussion instruments. Most have been studying their instrument for three or four years while some may be just beginning their career in instrumental music. Generally, the band numbers between 60 -80 players and meets four days out of the six-day cycle.
As we rehearse as an ensemble- not as individuals, you will have to do work outside the classroom so that others are not held back. Mastery IS possible but it takes effort and this effort is made all the more effective when you have individual guidance. If you can't get lessons with a professional instructor, please consider making appointments with me after school.
During the school day, we will rehearse the curricular bands of 6th Grade Band, 7th Grade Band, and 8th Grade Band. After school, on Mondays, we will continue the pursuit of even more challenging material with the Chenery Winds. Ms. Phipps and Mr. McLellan will double team this group with a mixture of sectional and large group rehearsal between 2:30 - 4:00pm each Monday afternoon. It is an auditioned group, however, and secondary auditions might take place as the Fall progresses. Materials for this audition are available at this site by clicking "Chenery Winds" in the menu to the left.
Let's get started!
Your first assignments:
If you're an 8th grader, and you want to be a part of our band, your first task is to identify yourself by clicking the link below:
One of our first assignments will be this Mystery Player Questionnaire. The assignment will be made apparent on the first day of class but the test is to see how long it takes to get everyone to comply. It's always fun to see how many will complete the assignment PRIOR to the first day of class as these "go-getters" will certainly be the leaders of our ensemble. The record for 100% compliance is on 6-day cycle. I'd love to beat that!
1. Click the "Mystery Player" button above to hear the recording.
2. Return to this page and then click on Einstein below to answer the questions as they pertain to what you heard.
3. Hit "SUBMIT".
This is for later: