BAND PROGRAM CURRICULUM


SLHS

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Level One - Recall Section


BAND / PERCUSSION / JAZZ:
1. Theory Unit 1 / Theory Unit 2 / Theory Unit 3
2. Theory Unit 4 / Theory Unit 5 / Theory Unit 6
3. Theory Unit 7 / Theory Unit 8 / Theory Unit 9
4. Theory Unit 10 / Theory Unit 11 / Theory Unit 12

GUARD:
1. Positions: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th / Demi Plié / Grand Plié
2. Relévé / Jazz Walk / Jazz Run
3. Left Chassé / Right Chassé / Forward Chassé
4. Tendu / Rond de jambe / Piqué Turns


Level Two - Skills Section


BAND / PERCUSSION:
1. G Maj / E Min* / C Maj / A Min* / F Maj / D Min*
2. Bb Maj / G Min* / Eb Maj / C Min* / Ab Maj / F Min*
3. Db Maj / Bb Min* / Gb Maj / Eb Min* / B Maj / G# Min*
4. E Maj / C# Min* / A Maj / F# Min* / D Maj / B Min*

* Harmonic Minor Scales

JAZZ:

1. G Bebop* / E Min* / C Bebop* / A Min* / F Bebop* / D Min*
2. Bb Bebop* / G Min* / Eb Bebop* / C Min* / Ab Bebop* / F Min*
3. Db Bebop* / Bb Min* / Gb Bebop* / Eb Min* / B Bebop* / G# Min*
4. E Bebop* / C# Min* / A Bebop* / F# Min* / D Bebop* / B Min*

* Dominant-Major Bebop Scales & Jazz Minor Scales (Melodic Minor)

GUARD:
1. Flag: Angles / Cones / Drop Spins
2. Flag: Speed Spins / Butterflies / Tosses
3. Weapon: Drop Spins / Push Hits / Flourishes
4. Weapon: Single / Double / Triple Tosses


Level Three - Analysis Section


BAND / PERCUSSION / JAZZ / GUARD:
1. Practice Journal
2. Practice Journal
3. Practice Journal
4. Practice Journal


Level Four - Synthesis Section


BAND / PERCUSSION:
1. Melodic or Rudimental Etude 1
2. Technical Etude 1
3. Melodic or Rudimental Etude 2
4. Technical Etude 2

GUARD:
1. Flag Solo
2. Weapon Solo
3. Dance Solo
4. Small Ensemble

JAZZ:
1. F Basie 12-bar Blues
2. G Minor 12-bar Bossa
3. F Major Bebop 2-5-1
4. C Minor Songo 2-5-1


Miscellaneous Resources


Marching Field Grid
Blank Sheet Music
Music Theory.Net
Theory Reference Sheet
Rhythm Studies (Answer Sheet)
Long Tone Chart
Chorale Study
Online Metronome 1
Online Metronome 2
Online Tuner
Practice Sightreading
Tempo Vocabulary
Chords Just Intonation Chart
Music Cornell Notes
Relaxation Exercise
Music Dictionary
Piano Keyboard

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