June 18 2019

Music Rehearsal #2 for 2019 in the Books

Hey Everybody-

Just a note to let you all know that first off, the blog errors are now fixed!  (Thanks edublogs!)

Also, for anyone that has been gone this week, the drumline started working in sub-sections on My Friend’s Normal today, so be sure to refresh your memory on that if you are out of town right now.  Here is the link to the music: My Friend’s Normal.  We’ll have fresh copies for you without the watermark when you get back!

Battery and Pit have gotten a lot of good work done on fundamentals, exercises, and strength building.  We’re looking good, and getting setup for the year!  Getting better everyday.  Here is the video we talked about today:

Ayala Percussion Getting it in…Excuses are never acceptable and the word Can't isnt in our Vocabulary .Gotta Love the Devil Presses

Posted by Ernie Mclaurin on Monday, January 28, 2019

 

May 29 2019

Summer Schedule and Information for New Members

For all new (and old) members of the Wando Percussion Section, welcome to the start of a new season and school year, even though we’re not quite done with the last one yet.  We have a lot to accomplish this coming year, and it all starts with some good preparation.  To start, we have several summer rehearsals to plan for:

  • June 17th, 18th, & 19th
    • 8:00-12:00 – Rookies & Full Drumline
    • 1:00-5:00 – All
  • July 8th, 9th, & 10th
    • 8:00-12:00 – All
    • 1:00-5:00 – All
  • July 22nd, 23rd, & 24th
    • 8:00-12:00 – All
    • 1:00-5:00 – All
  • Band Camp – August 5th – 9th (Full schedule TBA)
  • Band Camp Week 2 – August 12th – 15th (Full schedule TBA)

Please email me regarding ANY conflicts you have with the summer schedule, whether you are going to Germany, have a birthday party to attend, or if you are sick.  It is very important to come to every rehearsal ready to learn, ready for the heat, and ready for some physical exertion.  Wear lots of sunscreen, and bring water in something like this:

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Lastly, do a lot of preparation on the exercises, and any music that is posted here before that date.  We will go over all the music and exercises as a group, but will be as good as the preparation you all put in beforehand.  Just as a guide, try and have the following exercises down in this order:

  1. 87695
  2. Rap Battle
  3. Wandouble Triple
  4. Triplet Roll (Basses on snare part at first)
  5. Roll Exercise #5
  6. MO
  7. Paradiddles
  8. Sanford Shuffle

All exercises can be found here

Learn music as it gets posted, and we’ll be good to go.  Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions by emailing me Handel@Wandobands.org

Looking forward to the year!

Handel

May 9 2019

Summer Drum Set Opportunities

Jazz Band Afficionados, Garageband Wanna-Be’s, Local Rock n Roll Stars-

There are a few awesome opportunities to take advantage of this summer, all through Charleston Jazz.  First, there is a workshop with Terri Lyne Carrington May 29th, and then a Drum Workshop on June 10th with Brandon Brooks and JT Rollerson.

In collaboration with Spoleto Festival USA, we are excited to host Wells Fargo Jazz Series performing artist Terri Lyne Carrington at the Charleston Jazz Academy on May 29, 2019 from 6pm – 7:15pm. At the age of seven, Carrington was given a set of drums that had belonged to her grandfather, and at the age of 11, she received a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music. Throughout her extensive touring and recording career, she has worked with luminary artists such as Herbie Hancock, Stan Getz, Dianne Reeves, and many more! Don’t miss this chance to learn from the first female artist to win a Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album in this free workshop.

FREE WORKSHOP – Reserve your seat early!  Click here to Register!
For all ages and experience levels.

 


Find your inspiration by working alongside other drummers to reach new milestones in this encouraging environment.  Students will work with professional drummers, Brandon Brooks and JT Rollerson, to learn the proper techniques, develop various grooves and styles, build confidence, and grow as musicians.

Sign up now! Limited spots available.

Sign up Here! 

Brandon and JT are GREAT drummers!  I thought about signing up, but I am in 27th grade.  Please consider doing one or both of these events, and let me know if there is a financial reason that you are not doing that.  We have things in place that can take care of that!
Let me know if you have any questions, and remember that you need to register, even for the free events!
Handel
April 21 2019

Weekly Schedule 4/22 – 4/28/19

Quick reminder to start: Make sure you have your concert attire (all black) ready for next week, and start to get your music mounted on poster board!

There are still a couple tunes that aren’t quite ready yet for public consumption, so a lot of work to do this week.  Here’s the plan for the week, remaining schedule dates here:

  • Monday, April 22nd – Teacher Workday, No School (You can come in and practice the above mentioned tunes if you want, just sayin…)
  • Tuesday, April 23rd
    • 1st Block
      • Largo
    • 2nd Block
      • Rochambeaux
      • Raspberry Tango
    • After School – Concert Band Rehearsals
  • Wednesday, April 24th
    • 1st Block
      • Night Flight
    • 2nd Block
      • Alborada Del Gracioso
  • Thursday, April 25th
    • 1st Block
      • 4-Mallet Work
    • 2nd Block
      • Marimba Spiritual
    • After School
      • Spring Training 4:00-6:00 (HS Only)
      • Jazz Band
        • Festival Band – 4:00-5:00
        • Big Band – 5:00-6:00
  • Friday, April 26th – Move-in to PAC Day!
    • 1st Block
      • Earth Beat
    • 2nd Block
      • Pyroclastic Steam
  • Saturday, April 27th – Homework day
  • Sunday, April 28th – Percussion Tech Week Day 1
    • 4:00-9:00pm
    • Dinner provided on-site ca. 6:00

End Of Year Dates 2019

  • Monday, April 29th – Tech Rehearsal – 4:00-8:00pm
  • Tuesday, April 30th – Tech Rehearsal – 4:00-8:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 1st – Tech Rehearsal – 4:00-8:00pm
  • Thursday, May 2nd – 5:30 call-time
  • Thursday, May 2nd – Percussion and Jazz Concert – 7:00pm – Wando PAC
  • Saturday, May 4th – Leadership Workshop 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Sunday, May 5th – Wando Jazz Festival @ Tradesman Brewery
  • Monday, May 6th – Middle School Percussion Auditions 4:30-6:30
  • Tuesday, May 7th – Grad Band Rehearsal – 4:00-5:30
  • Wednesday, May 8th – Percussion Spring Training – 4:30-6:30
  • Thursday, May 9th – Wando Spring Concert
  • Monday, May 13th – Wando Band End of Year Celebration
  • Tuesday, May 14th – Grad Band Rehearsal – 4:00-5:30
  • Wednesday, May 15th – Percussion Spring Training – 4:30-6:30
  • Tuesday, May 21st – Grad Band Rehearsal – 4:00-5:30
  • Thursday, May 23rd – 5:00-8:30 (Percussion 5:00-6:30, Full Band 6:30-8:30)
  • Tuesday, May 28th – Grad Band Rehearsal – 4:00-5:30
  • Wednesday, May 29th – Percussion Spring Training – 4:30-6:30
  • Friday, June 7th – Graduation @ 7:00pm

 

April 13 2019

Weekly Schedule 4/15 – 4/19/19

Welcome to Recital Week!  First off, some important dates and information for the near future: Jump to the Schedule Here.

    • Percussion Concert, May 2nd @ 7:00 in Wando PAC
      • Tech Rehearsals
        • Sunday, April 28th – 4:00-9:00
        • Monday, April 29th – 4:00-8:00
        • Tuesday, April 30th – 4:00-8:00
        • Wednesday, May 1st – 4:00-8:00
        • Thursday, May 2nd – 5:30 call-time
      • Dress – black pants, black shirt, black shoes, black socks
      • Food
        • Will be provided every night around 6:00
        • Cost per student should be around $20-$25 (I’ll let you know)
        • Contact Margie Jackson with any specific needs/allergies @ margiemeadjackson@me.com
      • Other thoughts
        • 8th graders will be invited to watch concert, some may come to Wednesday run-through @ 4:00
        • Start to get black posterboard for mounting music

  • Drumline/Pit Auditions
    • Decided over the course of Spring Training Rehearsals
      • Wednesday, May 8th – 4:30-6:30
      • Wednesday, May 15th – 4:30-6:30
      • Thursday, May 23rd – 5:00-8:00 (Percussion and Full Band)
      • Wednesday, May 29th – 4:30-6:30
  • Other Important Dates
    • Thursday, April 25th – Spring Training 4:00-6:00 (High School Only)
    • Saturday, May 4th – Leadership Workshop 8:00-12:00
    • Sunday, May 5th – Wando Jazz Festival @ Tradesman Brewery
    • Monday, May 6th – Middle School Percussion Auditions
    • Tuesday, May 7th – Grad Band Rehearsal – 4:00-5:30
    • Thursday, May 9th – Wando Spring Concert
    • Monday, May 13th – Wando Band End of Year Celebration
    • Tuesday, May 14th – Grad Band Rehearsal – 4:00-5:30
    • Tuesday, May 21st – Grad Band Rehearsal – 4:00-5:30
    • Tuesday, May 28th – Grad Band Rehearsal – 4:00-5:30
    • Friday, June 7th – Graduation @ 7:00pm

 


 

Weekly Schedule

  • Monday, April 15th
    • 1st Block – Recital Prep
    • 2nd Block – Recital Prep
    • After School – Percussion Recital in Band Room 4:00-6:30
  • Tuesday, April 16th
    • 1st Block
      • 4-mallet work
    • 2nd Block
      • Pyroclastic Steam
      • Rochambeaux
    • After School – Concert Band Rehearsals
  • Wednesday, April 17th
    • 1st Block
      • Night Flight
      • Largo
    • 2nd Block
      • Alborada Del Gracioso
      • Raspberry Tango
  • Thursday, April 18th
    • 1st Block
      • Marimba Spiritual (Earth Beat -> Ending)
    • 2nd Block
      • Marimba Spiritual (Earth Beat ->Ending)
      • Part 1 if time
    • After School – Jazz Band – 4:00-6:00
  • Friday, April 19th – Good Friday – No School
  • Sunday, April 21st – Easter
  • Monday, April 22nd – No School – Students are welcome to come in during the day to practice, no full rehearsal currently planned.

 

April 7 2019

Weekly Schedule 4/8 – 4/13/19

One week to the recital.  2.5 to the concert.  1 month to Spring Training.  Should probably have a plan.  Lots of practice opportunity, don’t waste it!

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  • Monday, April 8th
    • 1st Block – Individual Practice (Focus on Recital and Percussion Concert Challenges, with option of CB2 rehearsal)
    • 2nd Block – Individual Practice (Focus on Recital and Percussion Concert Challenges)
    • After School – Percussion Ensemble
      • 3:45-4:00 – Setup whatevah you need
      • 4:00-4:15 – Largo
      • 4:15-4:45 – Rondino
      • 4:45-5:15 – Offenbach vs. Liszt
      • 5:15-6:00 – Rochambeaux
  • Tuesday, April 9th
    • 1st Block – Individual Practice (Focus on Recital and Percussion Concert Challenges)
    • 2nd Block
      • Individual Practice
      • Marimba Spiritual Small group with Jim and quartet
    • After School –  Concert Band Rehearsals per Lambert and Radecke
  • Wednesday, April 10th
    • 1st Block
      • Snare Work
      • Largo
    • 2nd Block
      • Alborada Del Gracioso
      • Shades of Glass
    • After School – Drum Major Auditions
  • Thursday, April 11th
    • 1st Block
      • Night Flight
    • 2nd Block
      • Marimba Spiritual
    • After School – Jazz Band 4:00-6:00
  • Friday, April 12th
    • 1st Block
      • TBD
    • 2nd Block
      • TBD
  • Saturday, April 13th – Charleston Music Festival (Concert Band 1, watch remind for details)
March 31 2019

Weekly Schedule 4/1/19 – 4/5/19

Welcome Back!  A little step back from the craziness for a couple weeks, but a lot of things to get through.  Drum Major Auditions are coming up (Talk to me if you are interested in auditioning, as it will affect rehearsals and next year’s projections), as are Spring Auditions, so just as we end one year, we’re already getting into the next one.

Here’s the plan for Percussion, be sure to check out the Band Announcements Here:

  • Monday, April 1st
    • 1st Block
      • Night Flight
      • Largo
    • 2nd Block
      • Largo
      • Rochambeaux
    • After School
      • 4:00-4:20 – Largo
      • 4:20-4:40 – Offenbach vs. Liszt
      • 4:40-5:00 – Rondino
      • 5:00-6:00 – Shades of Glass
  • Tuesday, April 2nd
    • 1st Block
      • Night Flight *or* Snare Drum Work
    • 2nd Block
      • Raspberry Tango (in hall)
      • Pyroclastic Steam
    • After School – Concert Rehearsals: Concert 2 and Symphonic Only
      • CB2–4:00-5:00
      • Sym Sectionals—5:00-6:00
      • Sym Reh–6:00-7:30
  • Wednesday, April 3rd
    • 1st Block
      • TBD
    • 2nd Block
      • Marimba Spiritual
    • After School – Jazz Band 4:00-6:00
  • Thursday, April 4th
    • 1st Block
      • TBD
    • 2nd Block
      • Alborada Del Gracioso
    • After School – Concert 1 Rehearsals
      • Sectionals 4-5
      • Rehearsal 5-6:30
  • Friday, April 5th
    • 1st Block
      • Night Flight
      • TBD
    • 2nd Block
      • TBD
  • Saturday, April 6th – Prom

Handel

March 17 2019

Weekly Schedule 3/18-3/22

Here’s the plan.  Be sure to read the remind and associated information from Mr Lambert this week.  Lots of information for this week, end of year, and next year, so be on top of all that.

Next week is Spring Break, so let’s get some good work done before we all hop on a bus and head to Panama City Beach.

  • Monday, March 18th
    • 1st Block
      • Largo
      • Rondino
      • Night Flight
    • 2nd Block
      • Pyroclastic Steam
    • After School – Percussion Ensemble/Sectionals
      • 4:00-4:45 – Concert 2 Sectional w/ Mr. Lambert
      • 4:45-6:00 – Marimba Spiritual (Earthbeat, Part 3, Part 1)
  • Tuesday, March 19th
    • 1st Block
      • 4-mallet work
    • 2nd Block
      • Rochambeaux
      • 4-mallet work
    • After School – Band Rehearsals
      • 4:00-5:00 – Concert 2
      • 4:15 – 5:00 – Concert 1 Percussion Sectional w/ Radecke
      • 5:00-6:30 – Concert 1
      • 6:30-8:30 – Symphonic Band
  • Wednesday, March 20 – Concert Assessment DaySchedule Here
    • 1st Block
      • Night Flight
    • 2nd Block
      • Shades of Glass
  • Thursday, March 21
    • 1st Block
      • Night Flight
      • Snare Drum
    • 2nd Block
      • Alborada Del Gracioso
    • After School – 4:00-6:00 – Jazz Band
  • Friday, March 22
    • 1st Block
      • Marimba Spiritual
      • Night Flight
    • 2nd Block
      • Marimba Spiritual
      • TBD, Work anything that needs brushing up before break
  • Saturday, March 23 – Sunday, March 31 – FREEDOM!

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Handel