Redwood High Music Dept.
Ninth Grade Band Entry / Minimum Standard Expectations
Entering into Concert Band / No audition required
Audition required for Adv. Band
Play all following major scales by memory, One Octave, m.m. 120 = ¼ note / Played in 8ths.
Straight 8th and 3rds
articulations: tongued and slurred slur 2, t2 / Concert Keys: C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab
Melodic Minor b3 ascending, b7, b6, b3 descending, and Harmonic Minor b3, b6 up and down in these Concert keys: C, F, Bb,
Tuning: A basic introduction to using a tuner effectively. and the beginnings of being able to recognize the tendencies of their respective instruments.
Rhythms: A solid understanding of rhythmic subdivision. Quarters, 8ths, 16ths, dotted quarters and dotted 8th -16th
All instruments must use proper chromatic fingerings
|flute||low C to F 2.5 8 va’s|
|clarinet||low E to high E 3 8va’s|
|sax||low C to High D|
|oboe||low C to High F|
|trumpet||Low G to G 2 8va’s|
|horn in f||G-G|
|trombone||Low F – Bb 1.5 8va’s|
|tuba||low Bb to high Bb 2 8va’s|
|mallets||C-C 3 8va’s|
Snare Drum / Percussion / Mallets
- Must have a clear understanding of rolls, and ability to perform them up to a 13 stroke roll.
- Snare: demonstrate the 5, 7, 9 and 13 stroke roll in duple meter.(See Alfred’s Drum Method Book 1) ability to play: flamacue, flam tap & flam accents.
- Perform solo #19 from Alfred’s Drum Method Book 1 / This excerpt is posted on www.redwoodhighmusic.org