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 Christmas Band Concert

3 months ago

By Joey Bagwell

        ANNOUNCEMENT
Christmas Concert, Tuesday, Dec 4 at 6:30 in the Edgewood Gym.  Students should be in the band room by no later than 6:10 pm..


 7th and 8th grade students should wear black pants and a white shirt.
6th grade students should wear nice casual clothes, any color. Nothing specific.

There will be a $1 suggested donation at the door.    

Announcement- All Region Auditions

11 months ago

By Joey Bagwell

 Dear Parent,
DRUMMERS- NEED THEIR OWN SNARE AND STICKS AND MALLETS STICKS. YOU DO NOT NEED YOUR BELLS. It is fine to share.

1.  Important Parent Reminder

All-Region Auditions- Saturday, January 12 at North Augusta High School.

Your child has their auditon time and when they should be there. Students will need their own ride to the event. This is a difficult event and students should be practicing. They have a chance to make the All-Region Band if they perform well. They must play 7 scales memorized, sight-read, know 45 terms, play chromatic scale memorized, and play their solo. The whole audition should take about 45, including the warm-up time and audition time.  


Parents should go inside the school and help their child navigate where they are supposed to go.  I will have to be a judge and will not be available to help students find their way around.  There will be signs telling students where to go, and there will be adults around who can answer questions.  If there is an emergency, I will be in the junior trombone room B.  You may go to the door and ask the page to see me.

It is very important that students are practicing this material. Please encourage them to work some every day between now and then.  We have been working on this music since October.

Students should wear comfortable clothes.

There is usually an instrument repair person there to help if for some reason their instrument is not working properly. 

Email me if you have any questions
Mr. Bagwell
 

Solo and Ensemble

3 months ago

By Joey Bagwell

Solo and Ensemble



Place- Dorman High School


Call Time- on the high school car rider side

Depart from Ninety Six High School- 10:50 am by bus

Dress- Nice casual. No t-shirts, holy jeans, shorts

Concession at Solo and Ensemble- Students need $10-20

We NEED CD PLAYERS!!!!!

We still need about about 5 or 6 adult parent chaperones. You must have background check from the district office.

We should be home by 5:15 pm. We will call on the way.



Band Syllabus

over 2 years ago


Course Description:

  • 6th Grade- This is a beginner level course.  No prior music knowledge is needed nor does a student have to know how to play an instrument.  The band director will teach students how to read music and help them pick an appropriate instrument.  This is the only year students can take beginner band.
  • 7th Grade- This is the second year of band.  Students will learn to be more proficient on their instrument and eligible for more performances and concerts.
  • 8th Grade- The third year of band is advanced.  Students will play more difficult music and participate in performances throughout the year. 

  

General Objectives:

1. Students will understand basic knowledge of music and their instrument.

2. Students will demonstrate proper rehearsal and concert etiquette.

3. Students will demonstrate the concepts of intonation, tone, balance and blending, articulation, and general music theory.

4. Students will perform in varies styles and instrumentations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 

Course Requirements,  Classroom Guidelines, and Expectations:

Success in the classroom is greatly affected by the conduct of those in the classroom.  The following rules have been developed to help students be successful.   

  1. No talking when the teacher is teaching. 
  2. Keep hands, feet, and other objects to self.
  3. Bring materials to class.
  4. Show respect for yourself, your school, and others.
  5. NO GUM or food in class.

In addition, all students should follow all district guidelines as specified in the student handbook.

 

E-Encouragement

M-Motivation

S-Strengthen

 

 

 

Materials

 

Homework/Practice

Grading Scale

Performance-All Grades

A black 3-Ring 1" Binder

Plastic sleeves to protect music

Pencil and paper

Tuner/Metronome- Highly recommended

 

  • 20-30  minutes per day
  • 4-5 times a week

 

 

A=90 – 100, B=80-99, C=70-79, D=60-69, F=Below 60

Weighted Scale:

  • Class participation and general classroom behavior counts 2 times.
  • Playing and written quizzes count 2 times.
  • Signed practice sheets  count once.
  • School Concerts
  • Concert Festival
  • Region/All-State Auditions
  • Solo and Ensemble
  • Jazz Festival
  • Various Clinics

 

               

Tentative Course Outline

1st Semester (1st and 2nd Quarters)

 

6th Grade

August- Learn how to read music, count rhythms, and choose an instrument.

September- Learn proper posture, finger/hand positions, embouchure, and tone.

October-December- Prepare for Christmas/Winter Concert.

 

 

7th Grade

August- Review notes, rhythm, and theory.

September-December- Play festival style music, learn Christmas music, prepare for Christmas/Winter Concert, and prepare for All-Region Auditions.

 

 

8th Grade

August- Review notes, rhythm, and theory.

September-December- Play festival style music, pep band music, Christmas music, prepare for Christmas/Winter Concert, and prepare for All-Region Auditions.

 

 

2nd Semester (3rd and 4th Quarters)

 

6th Grade

January-February- Play Bb, F, and Eb Concert scales, and continue playing more advanced music.

March- Play full band arrangements.

April- Prepare for Spring Concert and Solo and Ensemble.

May- Perform at Spring Concert and Solo and Ensemble, play advanced music, rhythms, and theory.

 

7th Grade

January- Prepare for All-Region Auditions, preparation for Concert Festival.

February- Prepare for All-County, All-Region Clinics, and Concert Festival.

March- Prepare for Concert Festival performance and Solo and Ensemble.

April- Play advanced 7th grade music. Prepare for Solo and Ensemble and the Spring Concert.

May- Prepare for Solo and Ensemble and the Spring Concert. Play pep band music.

 

8th Grade

January- Prepare for All-Region Auditions, Concert Festival, and Jazz Festival.

February- Prepare for All-County, All-Region Clinics, Concert Festival, and Jazz Festival.

March- Prepare and perform in Concert Festival and Jazz Festival.

April- Prepare for Solo and Ensemble and the Spring Concert.

May- Perform at Solo and Ensemble and the Spring Concert. Play advanced music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Band Performance Glossary

 

All-Region Auditions- This is a state sponsored event in January in which students play individually for a judge(s).  Students are judged on playing 7 scales memorized, the chromatic scale memorized, defining 45 music terms, sight-reading, tone, and playing an assigned solo.  Students who qualify are named to the All-Region Band and/or the All-County Band.

 

All-Region Clinic- Those students who qualify will participate in a two day clinic with the rest of the region students from Region 2 (Lexington, Aiken, Anderson, Greenwood, and Edgefield Counties) in February.  

 

All-Greenwood County Band Clinic- Those students who qualify through their region audition scores will participate in a one day clinic with other members from Greenwood County in February.

 

All-State Auditions and Clinic- Those students who have the highest scores at the All-Region Auditions will audition for the All-State Band in January.  If the student makes the All-State Band, he/she will participate at the All-State Clinic in March.

 

Concert Festival- The 7th and 8th grade Concert Band members who qualify can play and be adjudicated at this state sponsored event in March.  The band will play three prepared pieces of music and sight-read two pieces.  The band receives a rating for its performance. 

 

Jazz Festival- This is a state sponsored event in March.  Members are pulled from the 8th grade Concert Band and will prepare three jazz pieces to be judged at this event.  The jazz band receives a rating for its performance.

 

Solo and Ensemble- In this state sponsored event in May, students may prepare a solo or some other small ensemble piece to be played and judged.  Students receive a rating for their performances.

 

Christmas/Winter Concert- All bands participate in this event in December.  Mostly Christmas music is performed, and the event is held at Edgewood Middle School.  Concerts are mandatory!!

 

Spring Concert- All bands participate in this event held in May at Edgewood Middle School.  It typically showcases the music learned during the year and recognizes the excellent performers and performances.

 

Pep Band- The pep band is the 8th grade Concert Band, and they typically play at school pep rallies.

 

 

**Important- Student who perform at state sponsored events must qualify by playing the required music at a high level and demonstrating good behavior and character in class and school.  Poor behavior can disqualify a student from participation in these and all other band events.  Field trips are a privilege.** 

 

Poor behavior is defined at two or more ISS or OSS assignments. (Name tag violations do not count toward disqualification of field trips.)

 

6th-8th National Band Standards can be found at the following website:

 

http://www.menc.org/resources/view/national-standards-for-music-education

 


Band Events Schedule

3 months ago

By Joey Bagwell

Tues Dec TBA     Christmas Concert            6:30 pm          Edgewood Gym

Sat Jan 12            Region Auditons                                        Laurens, SC, site TBA

Sat Jan 29            All-State Auditions                                     Lexington High School

Fri-Sat Feb 22-23  Region Clinic                                            Lexington High School

Sat Mar 2            Jazz Festival                                                 Newberry College 

Fri-Sun Mar 15-17  All-State Clinic                                        Furman University

Mar TBA             Concert Performance Assessment          TBA

Apr TBA              Solo and Ensemble                                     TBA

Beginner Band Instrumental Rental
Tuesday, September 10
Edgewood Middle School Band Room
3:40-6:30 pm
Drop-In style meeting. It will only take about 15 minutes once you get help.
You can drop in a any time until 6:15 or so.
Park in the back of the school and enter through the band room.
Please wait until 3:40 pm to enter band room.
You may bring used instrument for me to look at.

UPCOMING EVENTS

3 months ago


           

REGION SOLOS

Listen to your solo many times so you are very familiar with it.

http://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/music/community/community_events/all_state_band_recordings/index.php

The audition is Saturday, Jan 18 at Aiken High School. Students will be given a specific audition time.  More to come.

Click here for your solo and audition requirements


       

8th Grade Band

3 months ago

By Joey Bagwell

        Students are playing in class and should be practicing each week: 
7 scales from memory
Chromatic scale
Region Solo
Christmas Music
Concert Music
45 Terms Memorized
    

7th Grade Band

about 1 year ago

By Joey Bagwell

        Students are playing in class and should be practicing each week: 
7 scales from memory
Chromatic scale
Region Solo
Christmas Music
Concert Music
45 Terms Memorized