About

* No experience required

* Meets daily


Goal:

  1. Learn to play a band instrument 

  2. Continue on to the next level

  3. Develop leadership skills

  4. Develop both Music Theory and History skills


Band instruments taught:

  Flute

  Clarinet

  Saxophone* (Alto, Tenor, Bari)

  French horn

  Trumpet

  Trombone

  Baritone

  Tuba

  Percussion*

    1. Bells

    2. Snare/ Bass

    3. Drumset

* auditioned based


Class must-haves:

  1. Working instrument and supplies

         a. Oils, grease

         b. Reeds (3 plus current playing one)

  2. Method book

  3. Binder

         a. dividers

         b. sheet protectors

  4. Pencils (2 at all times) 

Remembering the Past

Beginning Band Vocabulary List

CLEFS
  Treble Clef- G clef
  Bass Clef- F clef


MARKINGS
 Accent- Emphasize the note ( > )
 Bar Line- divides staff into measures ( | )
 Breath Mark - take a breath ( ' )
 Da Capo (D.C.)- Back to the top. At this sign, return 

   to the beginning, then continue playing

 Del Segno (D.S.)- At this sign, return to the sign, 

   then continue playing

 Fermata- Hold the note, watch the director

 Fine- Finished, the end
 First/ Second Ending- play 1st ending first time 

   through; then, repeat music, skip first ending, 

   continue on to 2nd ending 

 Flat- lowers the pitch of a note 1/2 step ( b )
 Grand Staff- the treble and bass staff combined
 Key Signature- sharps or flats written after the clef
 Leger Line- short line used to extend the staff ( - )
 Natural- cancels a flat or sharp
 Repeat- double-dotted bar line meaning to repeat a

   section or division of music (|:   :|)

 Sharp- raises the pitch of a note 1/2 step ( # )
 Slur- curved line that connects two or more notes of 

   different pitches; only articulate the first pitch

 Soli- whole section plays
 Solo- one person plays
 Tie- curved line that connects two notes of the same 

   pitch; extends one pitch; only tongue first note
 Tutti- everyone plays
 Unison- everyone plays the same notes and rhythms


STYLE MARKINGS
 Articulation- type of attack used to play a note or   

  group of notes
 Staccato- dot placed above or below note meaning to   play separated (short) and detached (.)


OTHER MUSIC MARKINGS
Arpeggios- The notes of a chord played in succession 

  ( 1 - 3 - 5 - 8 )                                     

Enharmonic- notes that sound the same but are written differently (G# = Ab)
Interval- distance between two notes
Measure- space between two bar lines ( |         | )
Melody- an organized succession of tones
Phrase- musical thought or sentence

Scale - succession on notes in a particular pattern; 

  common are Major, Minor, Chromatic. 


NOTES AND RESTS
Whole - 4 beats

Half - 2 beats

Quarter - 1 beat

Eighth - 1/2 beat

Sixteenth - 1/4 beat


Dotted notes - extends the length of a note/rest by half its value.


Dotted Whole - 6 beats

Dotted Half - 3 beats

Dotted Quarter -  1 1/2 beats

TEMPO

Tempo- speed of music

Adagio- Slowly, leisurely; slower than andante
Allegro- Quick and lively
Andante- Moderately slow
Largo- slow
Moderato- moderate speed ( normal walking speed)
Ritardando- gradually slow the tempo


TIME SIGNATURE
Common Time - Same thing as 4/4 time
Time Signature - top number tells you number of 

  counts in each measure; bottom number tells you 

  the type of receives one count (Whole = 1, Half = 2, Quarter = 4, Eighth = 8, ...)


VOLUME MARKINGS
Crescendo - Get gradually louder
Decrescendo - Gradually get softer
Dynamics - The volume of music
Fortissimo (ff) - very strong (loud)

Forte (f) - strong (loud)
Mezzo-Forte (mf) - medium strong (loud)
Mezzo-Piano (mp) - medium soft
Piano (p) - soft

Pianissimo (pp) - very soft

Beginning Band Vocabulary List

CLEFS
Bass Clef- F clef
Treble Clef- G clef

MARKINGS
Accent- Emphasize the note or chord  ( > )
Bar Line- divides the music staff into measures ( | )
Breath Mark take a breath ( ' )
Da Capo (D.C.)- At this sign, return to the beginning of the song, then continue playing
Del Segno (D.S.)- At this sign, return to the sign, then continue playing
Fermata- Hold the note as long as the director indicates
Fine- Finished, the end
First/ Second Ending play 1st ending first time through; then, repeat music, skip first ending, and play 2nd ending
Flat- lowers the pitch of a note 1/2 step ( b )
Grand Staff- the treble and bass staff combined
Key Signature- sharps or flats written after the clef
Leger Line- short line used to extend the staff ( - )
Natural- cancels a flat or sharp
Repeat- double dotted bar line meaning to repeat a section or division of music
Sharp- raises the pitch of a note 1/2 step ( # )
Slur- curved line that connects two or more notes of different pitches
Soli- whole section plays
Solo- one person plays
Tie- curved line that connects two notes of the same pitch
Tutti- everyone plays
Unison- everyone plays the same notes and rhythms

STYLE MARKINGS
Articulation- type of attack used to play a note or group of notes
Staccato- a dot placed above or below note meaning to play separated (short) and detached

OTHER MUSIC MARKINGS
Arpeggios- The notes of a chord played in succession ( 1 - 3 - 5 - 8 )                                     

Enharmonic- notes that sound the same but are written differently
Interval- distance between two notes
Measure- space between two bar lines ( |         | )
Melody- an organized succession of tones
Phrase- musical thought or sentence

NOTES AND RESTS
Dotted Half Note- gets 3 beats of sound                                                                                

Dotted Quarter Note- gets 1 1/2 beats of sound
Dotted Quarter Rest- gets 1 1/2 beats of silence
Eighth Note- gets 1/2 beat of sound
Eighth Rest- gets 1/2 beat of silence
Half Note- 2 beats of sound
Half Rest- 2 beats of silence
Quarter Note- 1 beat of sound
Quarter Rest- 1 beat of silence
Sixteenth Note- gets 1/4 beat of sound
Sixteenth Rest- gets 1/4 beat of silence
Whole Note- gets 4 beats of sound
Whole Rest- gets 4 beats of silence

TEMPO
Adagio- Slowly, leisurely; slower than andante
Allegro- Quick and lively
Andante- Moderately slow
Largo- slow
Moderato- moderate speed ( normal walking speed)
Ritardando- gradually slow the tempo
Tempo- speed of music

TIME SIGNATURE
Common Time - Same thing as 4/4 time signature
Time Signature - top number tells you number of counts in each measure; bottom number tells you the type of receives one count

VOLUME MARKINGS
Crescendo - Get gradually louder
Decrescendo - Gradually get softer
Dynamics - The volume of music
Forte (f) - strong (loud)
Fortissimo (ff) - very strong (loud)
Mezzo-Forte (mf) - medium strong (loud)
Mezzo-Piano (mp) - medium soft
Pianissimo (pp) - very soft
Piano (p) - soft

Documents

Introduction to the Instruments

Beginning Band Names

2016/2017

Treble Makers


2015/16

Little Potatoes


2013-15


2012/13

TBA Beginning Band


2011/12

"Mon-Hawks" Beginning Band

"Hawk-Eyes" Beginning Band


2010/11

"The Flying Squirrels" aka "The B.G.s" Beginning Band


2009/10

"Flat-Soda" Beginning Band 


2008/9

"Hawk-Rocker" Beginning Band 


2007/8
Quarter 1 Beginning Band, first quarter
50 Cent Beginning Band, second quarter
Tri-Band Beginning Band, third quarter
Cash $ Beginning Band, forth quarter 
Secret Lab Band (Before/After school band)

Performance Selections

Selections from the Standard of Excellence book 1

  ~ Cardiff by the Sea

  ~ Au Claire de la Lune

  ~ Merrily We Roll Along

  ~ Good King Wenceslas

  ~ Hot Cross Buns (some years parent(s)/guardian(s) perform in the HCB Band)

  ~ Song of the Fjords 

  ~ Jolly Old St. Nicholas

  ~ Jingle Bells by J. Pierpont arr. C. Elledge

  ~ Mexican Mountain Song (Trumpets)

  ~ Skip it, Lou 

  ~ Erie Canal Capers

  ~ This Old Man

  ~ Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

  ~ Two for the Show

  ~ Down by the Station

  ~ County Walk


Mouthpiece Symphony arr. Unknown


Beethoven's Ninth arr. P. Lavendar (with the Santa Fe High School Seniors, HSCS Alumni + combined)


Train Heading West & Other Outdoor Scenes: Movement I & III by Timothy Broege 


Anazasi by John Edmondson


Eye of the Tiger by Surviver (Combined)


American Spirit March arranged by John O'Reilly


Firestorm by R. Grice


The Best of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms arr. by Gerold Sebesky


Thunder Rock by D. Josuweit


Name Those Tunes arranged by John Edmondson


De-Bo by Unknown (combined)


Rage as performed by George Mason University (combined with Special Guests)