Beginner Band

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2017 Fall Season
Week 8
October 24, 2017

Please Note: next Tuesday is Halloween night, as a result we will be rescheduling the rehearsal for another time later in the season. Stay tuned for further details.

Order of Rehearsal:

Remember re: Bb Concert Scale:
C instruments:  Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G, A, Bb
Bb instruments:  C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C
Eb instruments:  G, A, B, C, D, E, F#, G

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2017 Fall Season
Week 7
October 17, 2017

 

Order of Rehearsal:

  • Another full night of playing tonight (we had a very successful week last week)
  • Bb Concert Scale – up and down, all 8 notes
  • Sound Innovations #32 to #45 (or further)

Remember re: Bb Concert Scale:
C instruments:  Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G, A, Bb
Bb instruments:  C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C
Eb instruments:  G, A, B, C, D, E, F#, G

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2017 Fall Season
Week 6
October 10, 2017

 

Order of Rehearsal:

  • Full night of playing tonight
  • Sound Innovations #14-30 (or further)

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2017 Fall Season
Week 5
October 3, 2017

Homework:

  1. Register for Second Chances program (if you haven’t done so) using online registration form HERE
  2. Create an account for the website and gain access HERE
  3. Print a copy of Music Theory #2 notes HERE
  4. Practice/Remember your fingerings for our first 3 notes

Order of Rehearsal:

  • Review Again: Sitting Position / Posture
  • Review Again: Rest Position
  • Review Again: Holding Position
  • Review Again: How to Make a Sound / Embouchure
  • Review: Conducting: How does it work?
  • Review: First Note: Concert F
  • Review: Second Note: Concert Eb
  • Review: Third Note: Concert D
  • Music Theory Notes #2 – Time
  • Review Sound Innovations #10-13
  • Sound Innovations #14-20

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2017 Fall Season
Week 4
September 26, 2017

Homework:

  1. Find the website’s objectives page for beginner band (if you’re reading this, you found it)
  2. Listen to a number of recordings by professional players
  3. Music Theory #1 notes, exercises in naming notes
  4. Practice/Remember your fingering for our first note
  5. Review Music Theory #1 notes, come with questions next week
  6. Continue to practice making sound on the instrument

Order of Rehearsal:

  • Review: Conducting: How does it work?
  • Review: First Note: Concert F
  • Second Note: Concert E
  • Review: Music Theory Notes #1 – Pitch (questions?)
  • Intro to the Second Chances Website
  • Begin using Sound Innovations method book together

 

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2017 Fall Season
Week 3
September 19, 2017


Order of Rehearsal:

  1.  Re-Introductions
  2. Review: Seating Arrangement by Section
  3. Review: Assembly / Disassembly
  4. Review: Sitting Position / Posture
  5. Review: Rest Position
  6. Review: Holding Position
  7. Review: How to Make a Sound / Embouchure
  8. Conducting: How does it work?
  9. First Note: Concert D
  10. Second Note: Concert C
  11. Music Reading: The Basics
  12. Music Theory Notes #1 – Pitch
  13. IF TIME: Intro to the Second Chances Website

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2017 Fall Season
Week 2
September 12, 2017

NOTE: today’s rehearsal we will begin using the instruments, please make every effort to have the instrument you have chosen to learn with you for today’s rehearsal.

Order of Rehearsal:

  1.  Introductions
  2. What instruments do we have in the beginner band this fall?
  3. Seating arrangement by instrument/section
  4. Assembly / Disassembly
  5. Sitting Position / Posture
  6. Rest Position / holding it when not playing
  7. Holding Position / holding the instrument when playing
  8. Where do my fingers go?
  9. How do I make a sound / Embouchure
  10. Conducting: How does it work?
  11. Music Reading: the basics

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2017 Fall Season
Week 1
September 5, 2017

 

Annual Beginner Band Information Session:

  1. Introduction to the program
  2. How it works
  3. Cost to you vs expenses to run the program
  4. Introduction to the instruments
  5. How to get an instrument
  6. Chance to ask questions and try the instruments

FEES for September:
In September, each member of the Second Chances Beginner Band will be asked for the fall season’s registration fee. After a few weeks, they will also be asked to acquire a band method book that will be used in class.

$150  registration fee (1st group)
$75  registration fee for any additional ensemble
$30  cost of Sound Innovations Method Book ($38 for combined percussion book)

Non-Percussion Percussion
Registration Fee $150.00 $150.00
Sound Innovations Book $30.00 $38.00
$180.00 $188.00
TOTAL TOTAL

 

Halifax Community Band Festival
Don’t forget about our very own Halifax Community Band Festival being held at St. Mary’s University on May 26th through 28th 2017! This is the weekend to host players from various different community bands from all over the Maritime provinces for a fellowship of music making and networking. Make sure you mark it on your calendar! Its a great chance to learn from great guest conductors and meet new friends who love to play as well!
website: http://www.secondchancesband-ns.com/hfx-band-fest/

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