Band Placement For JC Booth Band 10-11

The placement test for the 2009-10 school year will take place starting on May 18th. This will place the student in the appropriate class for the 2010-11.  If a child wants to be placed in the “Intermediate Band Class”, the student will play the scales and chromatic ONLY one octave.  The prepared piece will be the same.  Scales and Chromatic MUST be memorized. The prepared piece does not.

The chromatic scale they will use is marked on each student's fingering chart. This was done in class. The chromatice scale (and range) are as follows;

Flute, Piccolo: Low C to High F

Oboe: Low C to High C Sop.

Clarinet: Low E to High D Bass,

Contra Cl.: Low E to High A

Bassoon: Low Bb to High F

All Saxophones: Low C to High D

French Horn: Low F to High F

Trumpet, Baritone T.C.: Low F# to High G

Trombone, Baritone B.C.: Low E to High F

Tuba: Low E to High F

Percussion - Full Range of the Xylophone

You will need "Scorch" (by Sibelius) to view, print and playback the "Prepared Pieces" for the placement test. Remember that you can adjust tempos with this file. This will enable you practice the "Prepared Piece" at a slower tempo.

The scales listed as "In Class" are the "All State Scales" in a format that will allow ALL instruments to play these scales together..."In Class"...at the same time. Please understand that these are used for "Classroom Playing" only. Students should practice AND MEMORIZE the All State scales with "Georgia Music Educators Association" in the title.

Be sure and use a "Metronome" when practicing your scales and prepared piece.

Look below the "Table" for the "Chromatic Scales".

Please understand that the prepared pieces are marked with 2006-07. IT IS STILL CURRENT FOR 2010-11 SCHOOL YEAR.

If you find any mistakes please email me at burton.robert (at) fcboe.org .

 

All - "All State Scales" are located here.... Flute Prepared Piece Flute Prepared Piece in pdf Flute All State Scales in class
  Oboe Prepared Piece Oboe Prepared Piece in pdf Oboe All State Scales in class
  Clarinet Prepared Piece Clarinet Prepared Piece in pdf Clarinet All State Scales in class
  Bass Clarinet Prepared Piece Bass Clarinet Prepared Piece in pdf Bass Clarinet Scales in class
  Bassoon Prepared Piece Bassoon Prepared Piece in pdf Bassoon All State Scales in class
  Alto Sax Prepared Piece Alto Sax Prepared Piece in pdf Alto Sax All State Scale in class
  Tenor Sax Prepared Piece Tenor Sax Prepared Piece in pdf Tenor Sax All State Scales in class
  Bari Sax Prepared Piece Bari Sax Prepared Piece in pdf Bari Sax All State Scales in class
French Horn All State Scales French Horn Prepared Piece French Horn Prepared Piece in pdf French Horn All State Scales in class
Trumpet All State Scales Trumpet Prepared Piece Trumpet Prepared Piece in pdf Trumpet All State Scales in class
Trombone All State Scales Trombone Prepared Piece Trombone Prepared Piece in pdf Trombone All State Scales in class
Baritone / Euphonium (Bass Cleff) All State Scales Baritone / Euphonium (Bass Cleff) Prepared Piece Baritone / Euphonium (Bass Cleff) Prepared Piece in pdf Baritone / Euphonium (Bass Cleff) All State Scales in class
Baritone / Euphonium (Treble Cleff) All State Scales Baritone / Euphonium (Treble Cleff) Prepared Piece Baritone / Euphonium (Treble Cleff) Prepared Piece in pdf Baritone / Euphonium (Treble Cleff) All State Scales in class
Tuba All State Scales Tuba Prepared Piece Tuba Prepared Piece Tuba All State Scale in class
Mallet All State Scales Snare Prepared Piece Snare Prepared Piece Mallet All State Scales in class

Mallet Prepared Piece

Flute Chromatic

Oboe Chromatic

Clarinet Chromatic

Bass Clarinet Chromatic

Saxophones (All) Chromatic

Bassoon Chromatic

French Horn Chromatic

Trumpet / Treble Cleff Baritone Chromatic

Trombone / Baritone Bass Cleff Chromatic

Tuba Chromatic

Even though a mallet chromatic is not listed here, it is required of the percussionist. It will be the full lenght of the xylophone.

Percussionist will be required to play the following rudiments (in an open-close-open rudimental presentation fashion) on snare drum;  Long Roll, Flam Accent, Ruff and Student’s Choice.  Each link below is a “clickable” link.  When you click on those links it will take to www.vicfirth.com.  On each page there are links to play midi files and videos of each.  The videos are rather large so let them load before loading.  On “Slow DSL” the “Low Quality” video plays fine.  Be sure and look at the bottom for suggests on how to practice each rudiment. 

Long Roll (Double Stroke)

Flam Accent

Ruff

Student’s Choice