December 7 2018

Weekly Schedule 12/10/18-12/15/18 (updated)

This Week:

  • Monday, December 10th
    • 1st Block:  Mallets
      • Term Review: General Terms
      • Review D Major/A Major/E Major Scale Sequence
      • Db Major / Gb Major / B Major Scale Sequence
      • Review Clinic Solo (mm 1 – mm 8), Senior Solo (mm 7 – mm 14)
      • Clinic Solo (mm 9 – mm 16)
      • Senior Solo (mm 14 – mm 18)
      • Sight-Reading
    • 2nd Block: Snare
      • Term Review: General Terms
      • Quick Warmup: Legato 16ths, Rap Battle, Double Beat
      • Review Rudiments: 9 Stroke Roll, 17 Stroke Roll, 7 Stroke Roll, Flam Accent, Flam Paradiddle-diddle, Flam Tap, Drag Paradiddle #2, Double Paradiddle
      • Add 11 Stroke Roll, 10 Stroke Roll, Flam Paradiddle, Flamacue, Single Drag Tap, Double Drag Tap, Single Ratamacue, Double Ratamacue
      • Buzz Rolls
      • 15 Tap Timing
      • 15 Tap Timing Applied
      • Review Clinic and Senior Solo (mm 1 – mm8)
      • Clinic Solo (mm 9 – mm 12)
      • Senior Solo (mm 9 – mm 13)
      • Sight Reading
  • Tuesday, December 11th
    • 1st Block:  Snare
      • Warmups: Legato 16ths, Rap Battle, Double Beat
      • Review Rudiments: 9 Stroke Roll, 17 Stroke Roll, 7 Stroke Roll, Flam Accent, Flam Paradiddle-diddle, Flam Tap, Drag Paradiddle #2, Double Paradiddle
      • Add 11 Stroke Roll, 10 Stroke Roll, Flamacue, Single Ratamacue, Double Ratamacue
      • 15 Tap Timing
      • 15 Tap Timing Applied
      • Buzz Rolls
      • Review Clinic and Senior Solo (mm 1 – mm12/13)
      • Clinic Solo (Region Ending)
      • Senior Solo (Region Ending)
      • Sight Reading
    • 2nd Block: Mallets
      • Review D Major/A Major/E Major/Db Major/Gb Major/B Major  Scale Sequence
      • Eb Major/Bb Major/F Major Scale Sequence
      • Review Clinic Solo (mm 1 – mm 8), Senior Solo (mm 7 – mm 14)
      • Clinic Solo (mm 9 – mm 16)
      • Senior Solo (mm 14 – mm 18)
      • Sight-Reading
    • After School: Concert Band Rehearsals
      • Chamber Winds: 4:00-5:00
      • Concert 2: 4:00-5:00
      • Concert 1: 5:00-6:30
      • Symphonic: 6:30-8:00
  • Wednesday, December 12th
    • 1st Block:  Mallets
      • Term Review: Amounts
      • Review D Major/A Major/E Major/Db Major/Gb Major/B Major  Scale Sequence
      • Eb Major/Bb Major/F Major Scale Sequence
      • Triplet Vocabulary
      • Review Clinic Solo (mm 1 – mm 16), Senior Solo (mm 7 – mm 18)
      • Clinic Solo (Region Ending)
      • Senior Solo (19 – End)
      • Sight-Reading
    • 2nd Block: Mallets
      • Term Review: Amounts
      • Review D Major/A Major/E Major Scale Sequence
      • Db Major / Gb Major / B Major Scale Sequence
      • Triplet Vocabulary
      • Review Clinic Solo (mm 1 – mm 16), Senior Solo (mm 7 – mm 18)
      • Clinic Solo (Region Ending)
      • Senior Solo (19 – End)
      • Sight-Reading
    • After School: Kaleidoscope Concert
      • Concert 7PM @ PAC
      • Lobby Chamber groups report at specific times for performance
      • CB1 Report 6:00–Stage
      • CB2 Report 6:00–Band Room
      • CHW Report 6:30–Orchestra Room
      • Symphonic Report 6:30–Stage
  • Thursday, December 13th
    • 1st Block: Scott Herring Visit
    • 2nd Block: Scott Herring Visit
  • Friday, December 14th
    • 1st Block: Snare
      • Terms Quiz 3: General and Amounts
      • Triplet Vocabulary
      • Buzz Roll Competition
      • 16th Note Matrix
      • Add Flam Paradiddle, Single Drag Tap, Double Drag Tap
      • Sight-Reading
    • 2nd Block: Snare
      • Terms Quiz 3: General and Amounts
      • Triplet Vocabulary
      • Buzz Roll Competition
      • 16th Note Matrix
      • Add Flam Paradiddle, Single Drag Tap, Double Drag Tap
      • Sight-Reading
    • After School: Symphonic Camp (Symphonic Percussion Only)
      • 4:00-6:00 – Rehearsal with Clinician
      • 6:00-7:00 – Dinner
      • 7:00-9:00 – Rehearsal with Clinician
  • Saturday, December 15th – Symphonic Camp (Symphonic Percussion Only)
    • 9:00 – Noon – Rehearsal with Clinician
    • Noon – 1:30 – Lunch Break
    • 1:30 – 3:30 – Rehearsals Resume
    • 3:30 – 5:00 – Rehearsal with possible performance
    • 5:00 – Clean up Rooms / Symphonic Camp Concludes

Handel

December 3 2018

Weekly Schedule 12/3/18-12/7/18

This Week:

  • Monday, December 3rd
    • 1st Block:  Snare
      • Term Quiz: Volumes and Articulations
      • Warmups: Legato 16ths, Rap Battle, Double Beat
      • Rudiments: 9 Stroke Roll, 17 Stroke Roll, 7 Stroke Roll, Flam Accent, Flam Paradiddle-diddle, Flam Tap
      • Sight-Reading
    • 2nd Block:  Parade Prep
      • Term Quiz: Volumes and Articulations
      • Congedongenongconge (Top to C)
    • After School: Symphonic Band Sectional 4:00-5:00
  • Tuesday, December 4th
    • 1st Block:  Snare
      • Term Review: Timing and Tempos
      • Warmups: Legato 16ths, Rap Battle, Double Beat
      • Review Rudiments: 9 Stroke Roll, 17 Stroke Roll, 7 Stroke Roll, Flam Accent, Flam Paradiddle-diddle, Flam Tap, Drag Paradiddle #2, Double Paradiddle
      • Add Flam Paradiddle, Single Drag Tap, Double Drag Tap
      • Review Clinic and Senior Solo (mm 1 – mm8)
      • Clinic Solo (mm 9 – mm 12)
      • Senior Solo (mm 9 – mm 13)
      • Sight Reading
    • 2nd Block:  Parade Prep
      • Term Review: Timing and Tempos
      • Warm-up
      • Congedongenongconge (C to the End, work towards run)
    • After School: Concert Band Rehearsals
      • Chamber Winds: 4:00-5:00
      • Concert 2: 4:00-5:00
      • Concert 1: 5:00-6:30
      • Symphonic: 6:30-8:00
  • Wednesday, December 5th
    • 1st Block:  Mallets
      • Review D Major/A Major/E Major Scale Sequence
      • Db Major / Gb Major Scale Sequence
      • Review Clinic Solo (mm 1 – mm 8), Senior Solo (mm 7 – mm 14)
      • Clinic Solo (mm 9 – mm 16)
      • Senior Solo (mm 14 – mm 18)
      • Sight-Reading
    • 2nd Block:  Parade Prep
      • Term Review: Timing and Tempos
      • Warm-up
      • Congedongenongconge (Cleaning)
      • Brighter Side of Christmas
    • After School:
      • Parade Rehearsal 4:00-5:15
      • Jazz Band 5:15-6:00 – Band Room
  • Thursday, December 6th
    • 1st Block:  Mallets
      • Review D/A/E/Db/Gb Major Scale Sequence
      • Learn B Major Scale Sequence
      • Clinic Solo (mm 1 – mm 8)
      • Senior Solo (mm 7 – mm 14)
      • Sight-Reading
    • 2nd Block:  Mallets
      • Review Scales D/A/E
      • Add Scales Db, Gb, B Major
      • Review Clinic Solo (mm 1 – mm 8), Senior Solo (mm 7 – mm 14)
      • Clinic Solo (mm 9 – mm 16)
      • Senior Solo (mm 14 – mm 18)
      • Sight-Reading
      • Snare Solo review if time
  • Friday, December 7th
    • 1st Block:  Individual Practice, Assignments via Google Classroom
    • 2nd Block: Individual Practice, Assignments via Google Classroom
  • Sunday, December 9th – Mount Pleasant Christmas Parade
    • Call Time currently 3:00pm @ Wando
    • Dress is Jeans or Dark Pants, Tacky Holiday Sweater, Santa Hat, and Drillmasters

Handel

November 28 2018

Weekly Schedule 11/26/18-11/30/18

I know it’s late, but just a quick update for the rest of the week, and some reminders.

  • Next Week:
    • Terms Quiz (Volumes and Articulations) on Monday, December 3rd
    • Monday, December 3rd – Symphonic Band Sectional 4:00-5:00
    • Tuesday, December 4th – Concert Band Rehearsals
      • Chamber Winds: 4:00-5:00
      • Concert 2: 4:00-5:00
      • Concert 1: 5:00-6:30
      • Symphonic: 6:30-8:00
    • Wednesday, December 5th
      • Parade Rehearsal: 4:00-5:15 (Only Drumline and Cymbals from Pit)
      • Jazz Band Rehearsal: 5:15-6:00
    • Terms Quiz (Timing and Tempos) on Thursday, December 6th

This Week:

  • Monday, November 26th
    • 1st Block:  Individual Practice
    • 2nd Block:  Individual Practice
    • After School: Concert Band Placement Auditions 5:00-7:30
  • Tuesday, November 27th
    • 1st Block:  Mallets
      • D Major/A Major Scale Sequence
      • Clinic Solo (mm 1 – mm 8)
      • Senior Solo (mm 7 – mm 14)
    • 2nd Block:  Mallets
      • D Major/A Major Scale Sequence
      • Clinic Solo (mm 1 – mm 8)
      • Senior Solo (mm 7 – mm 14)
  • Wednesday, November 28th
    • 1st Block:  Snare
      • Audition Break-down
      • Term Review: Volumes and Articulations
      • Warmups: Legato 16ths, Rap Battle, Double Beat
      • Rudiments: 9 Stroke Roll, Flam Accent, Drag Paradiddle #1
      • 15-Tap Timing #1  – #6
    • 2nd Block:  Snare
      • Audition Break-down
      • Term Review: Volumes and Articulations
      • Warmups: Legato 16ths, Rap Battle, Double Beat
      • Rudiments: 9 Stroke Roll, Flam Accent, Drag Paradiddle #1
      • 15-Tap Timing #1  – #6
      • Clinic Solo (mm 1 – mm 8)
      • Senior Solo (mm 1 – mm 8)
  • Thursday, November 29th
    • 1st Block:  Mallets
      • Review D Major/A Major Scale Sequence
      • E Major Scale Sequence
      • Clinic Solo (mm 1 – mm 8)
      • Senior Solo (mm 7 – mm 14)
      • Sight-Reading
    • 2nd Block:  Mallets
      • Review D Major/A Major Scale Sequence
      • E Major Scale Sequence
      • Clinic Solo (mm 1 – mm 8)
      • Senior Solo (mm 7 – mm 14)
      • Sight-Reading
    • After School:
      • Jazz Band 4:00-6:00 – Band Room
      • Concerto Recital 6:00 – PAC
  • Friday, November 30th
    • 1st Block:  Snare
      • Term Review: Volumes and Articulations
      • Warmups: Legato 16ths, Rap Battle, Double Beat
      • Review: 9 Stroke Roll, Flam Accent, Drag Paradiddle #1
      • Rudiments: 17 Stroke Roll, Flam Paradiddle-diddle, Drag Paradiddle #2, Double Paradiddle
      • Review: 15-Tap Timing #1-#6
      • 15-Tap Timing #7-#10
      • 15-Tap Timing Applied #1 – #6
      • Clinic Solo (mm 1 – mm 8)
      • Senior Solo (mm 1 – mm 8)
      • Sight Reading
    • 2nd Block:  Snare
      • Term Review: Volumes and Articulations
      • Warmups: Legato 16ths, Rap Battle, Double Beat
      • Review: 9 Stroke Roll, Flam Accent, Drag Paradiddle #1
      • Rudiments: 17 Stroke Roll, Flam Paradiddle-diddle, Drag Paradiddle #2, Double Paradiddle
      • Review: 15-Tap Timing #1-#6
      • 15-Tap Timing #7-#10
      • 15-Tap Timing Applied #1 – #6
      • Clinic Solo (mm 1 – mm 8)
      • Senior Solo (mm 1 – mm 8)
      • Sight Reading
November 19 2018

Wando Fall Audition Signup and All-State Solo Videos

All-

There is a percussion audition time signup in the band room at this time.  Please signup for an audition time for next Monday, Nov 26th.

In addition, the all-state videos are posted, and here is the link to the YouTube playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjk6YkKNPjM&list=PLD8mLYAJ-7CAmBhNBqHpEgO3cDLyMEQZx

The All-Region videos are embedded below:

All-Region Clinic Snare

All-Region Clinic Mallets

All-Region Senior Snare

All-Region Senior Mallets

Handel

November 14 2018

End of Marching Band Check-in

Everyone-

First off, I want to congratulate you all at the end of a very successful marching band season.  You should all be very proud of what you accomplished as a team, and should be looking to the future to see what further boundaries we can pass!

We have a lot of stuff coming up, and I want to make sure everyone has all the information that they need.  All told, we have Jazz Band Auditions, Wando Concert Percussion Auditions, Kaleidoscope Concert, Symphonic Band Camp, and Christmas Parade, and All-Region auditions, just to name what happens before the end of the semester!  I’ll touch on all these, and go a little further…

First, I do want to point out 2 changes to the master calendar, involving the Percussion Recital and Percussion/JAzz Concert

  • Percussion Recital
    • Moved to Monday, April 15th
    • Wando Band Room
    • 4:00-8:00 (approx)
  • Percussion / Jazz Concert 
    • Moved to Thursday, May 2nd
    • 7:00pm-10:00pm
    • Wando PAC
    • Dress Rehearsals:
      • 4/28 – 4:00-9:00pm
      • 4/29 – 4:00-8:00pm
      • 4/30 – 4:00-8:00pm
      • 5/1    – 4:00-8:00pm

Now back to this semester, and a little beyond….

  • Jazz Band Auditions
    • After School, Thursday, November 15, 4:00-7:00 (approx), in Wando Band Room area
    • Audition consists of Jazz Etude and F-blues improvisation (or funk drum groove style w/ fills)
  • Wando Concert Percussion Auditions
    • After School, Monday, November 26th, 5:00-7:30 (approx) , in Wando Band Room Area
    • Determines Ensemble Placement (Symphonic Band, Concert 1, or Concert 2)
    • Consists of Clinic Snare Solo, Clinic Mallet Solo, Snare Sight Reading and Mallet Sight Reading
    • Change for 2018-2019:  Those interested in auditioning for Symphonic Band must also play excerpts from the Senior Snare Solo (mm 5-14a) and the Senior Mallet Solo (mm 10-14)
  • Percussion Rehearsals
    • Scheduled for December 3 and December 10 from 4:00-8:00
    • Will be primarily for Symphonic Band Percussion sectionals to prepare for SCMEA and Symphonic Camp
    • Schedule and plans for these rehearsals is TBA
  • Mount Pleasant Christmas Parade
    • Rehearsal Wednesday, Dec 5, 4:00-5:00
    • Parade is Sunday, December 9th, call time TBD (has been 3:00pm in the past), have returned to Wando by 10:00pm in the past.
  • Kaleidoscope Concert
    • Wednesday, December 12th, at Wando PAC, Time TBD
    • You will be placed in concert bands ahead of the rehearsals for this concert
    • Small ensembles are welcome to audition for the concert (trios or more, music doesn’t have to be holiday related)
  • December Symphonic Camp
    • Friday, December 14th after school to 9:00pm, and Saturday, December 15th at Wando all day
    • Saturday will end with a performance of material for the SCMEA concert
    • Only for Wando Percussionists in Symphonic Band, which will be determined by Nov. 26th Auditions
    • Clinician is Scott Weiss, from USC
  • All Region Auditions
    • Summerville High School
    • Saturday, January 12th
    • Auditions times will be available at a later date
  • All-State Callbacks and All-State Jazz Auditions
    • Pleasant Hill Middle School, Lexington, SC
    • Saturday, January 26th
  • SCMEA Convention Performance – Symphonic Band Percussion Only
    • Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
    • Saturday, February 9th
    • More info TBA
  • Symphonic Camp for Concert Band 1 and Concert Band 2
    • Tentatively scheduled as in-school field trip, Monday, February 4th and Tuesday, February 5th
    • All CB1 and CB2 percussionists are expected to attend the entirety of the event

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Handel

August 17 2018

First Week of School

Everybody-

First of all, I have to commend you all on a great summer!  The sheer volume of accomplishment and growth that we have achieved as a group has been astounding, and fun to watch!  We will continue to get good work done in the school year, and keep pushing!  LCI is about 6 weeks away, so that should give you an idea of our projected path of completion and drive.

Regarding the schedules, a couple things that you should all consider: not everyone is in the right class right now, and guidance is aware of the issue.  They are trying to juggle a lot of courses, and trying to do the best for the most amount of kids.

This next week, we only have band Tuesday and Thursday, after school 4:45-7:30.  There is an away game at Summerville on Friday night, but that will only involve upperclassmen that haven’t switched to a new instrument.  There will be 2 other games for other drumline members to attend.

As of right now, Pit is scheduled for 1st block, and Battery is 2nd block, so hopefully you are slated for the correct class.  Some of you may need to make some sacrifices to be in the correct class.  I will continue to send guidance the class list(s), and try our best to get kids in the right spots.  One thing you can all do to make this work is see what other options you might have if your class got moved.  Ask yourselves if the conflicting classes are something you need to graduate, and then if there is something else to take its place.   Some of the weird classes I took in college to get the needed credits were quite interesting.  In any case, I want to have the most kids in the right class, and this year shouldn’t be any different than other years…

I’ll be working to get it right, but you will likely not get your schedules, right or wrong, until Monday morning.  Don’t fret, unless you have a conflict with 1st or 2nd block, then try your best to figure out a new plan…

Handel

August 5 2018

Band Camp 2018

Hey everybody-

First off, if you aren’t on the @wandoperc and @18bow Remind threads, please sign up immediately for those.  If you don’t know how, just text @wandoperc to the number 81010.  Do the same for @18bow.

Next, here is some info that went out, make sure you go through it.  Things are different this year, so important for you to all know what’s going on.

Band Camp Schedule

Lastly, big thanks to all the members that went out of their way to help out new members, and those that were there to help teach drill and new material to those that have missed.  Hopefully we can go into this band camp full speed ahead, and those that are behind have taken the steps to get caught up.  Our leadership kids went out of their way to help out this week, and that should not go unnoticed by anybody.

Lastly, Vince is here Monday and Tuesday, there is a bunch of new gear in the bandroom, and we have a bunch of great things to look forward to this year!  All music will be in your hands tomorrow, too!  See you then!

Handel

June 8 2018

Music and Planning for the coming week

All-

As we creep up to the first 3 day camp, I want to make sure that we are all ready to hit the ground running.  In preparation, there are a few things that you should all have ready to go.  Here is the list:

  1. 3-ring binder (1 inch works) with plastic sheet protectors, pencil, and music from the Binder Required Materials page
  2. Water Bottle (something like this)
  3. Sunscreen
  4. Bugspray
  5. Hat
  6. Good shoes (athletic, not flip/flops, Toms, Sperrys, etc.)

Also, make sure that you have been working on all the exercises so we can spend a majority of our time on technique refinement, learning notes, and playing together.  Your list of importance should be as follows:

Battery:

  1. 87695
  2. Rap Battle
  3. Wandouble
  4. Triplet Roll
  5. Paradiddles
  6. Roll Exercise #5
  7. MO
  8. Sanford Shuffle

Pit:

  1. Green Scale Exercises per Dr. Haldeman
  2. 4-Mallet Exercises from Packet
  3. Warm-ups as listed above

Lastly, I am chugging away at the music for you all, and I have a bit ready for you at this point.  I have focused on battery writing, since we will be putting that to movement early on, but opener should be 100% by the 15th, followed by the ballad.  For now, here is a link to the music page, which includes the battery parts.  It is password protected, please email me or text your section leader if you do not know the password.    Current Music

Handel