7th Grade Band – Students had their playing test over line 159 from memory. Many of them demonstrated mastery of the scale. Those who didn’t will have opportunities to redo it until they demonstrate they have it mastered. Students also learned about 2/2 time, also known as cut time. At the end of class, students played through the first few measures of Go Tell It On the Mountain.
8th Grade Band – Students had a playing test over scales 1-5. Scales 2-5 were to be memorized. This test is a review of scales students played and memorized last year. About half of the class finished the test. The other half will finish tomorrow. Students then learned to play music in 6/8 time.
6th Grade Band – Students learned about the natural sign and got music for the concert in December. Students had time to read part of The Nutcracker March.