5th Grade Band Information

This page contains information on what 5th grade students should be practicing as well as links to all of the written work for 5th grade band. The purpose in providing these links is for students to access assignments in case they are absent, lose their original copy, or need to redo an assignment. Note that assignments are listed in the order they have been assigned. Also note that most written assignments are INSTRUMENT SPECIFIC- this means that after you click on the link for the assignment you are looking for, you need to scroll through the PDF file to find the page that is for your instrument! Please contact Mr. Cosby or Mr. Myre with any questions about the written assignments for 5th grade band.

5th Grade Band Practice Assignment

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8th  


WOODWINDS & BRASS

1.     Breathing/Sizzle Exercises (use metronome)- 1 minute.

2.     Assemble Instrument/quality sound on entire instrument (use metronome)- 1-2 minutes.

3.     WARM-UP- Band Warm-up sheet, all- 2-4 minutes.

4.     REVIEW- Sound Innovations Book: pg. 8 & 9- all (use metronome)- 5 minutes.

5.     FOCUS- Sound Innovations Book: pg. 10 & 11 (use metronome)- 6-9 minutes. Pay attention: go at least 4 counts (8 would be better) before taking a breathe! Use your flashcards if you are struggling with reading the notes!

6.     IMPORTANT: VPL #7 will be due by midnight on Monday, 11-12. You must record the 4-measure example in the middle of the Level 1 Sound Assessment page for this VPL. This document can be downloaded from the box below.

7.     SHEET MUSIC: Good King Wenceslas; Full Band Songs. 

8.     WRITTEN ACTIVITIES: Level 1 Sound Assessment- assigned on Thursday, 11-8; due on Monday, 11-12. This is also the music you should play for VPL #7.

9.     Put instrument safely away in case- 1 minute.

FULL PRACTICE TIME TOTAL = 23-26 minutes.

PERCUSSION

1.     Stretching (prepare to play)- 1 minute.

2.     Assemble Instrument- 1 minute.

3.     Basic Bell Practice (see pg. 12 in packet- use metronome)- 6 minutes.

4.     Snare Drum Stroke Practice on pad (see pg. 4-5 of packet- use metronome)- 2 minutes.

5.     Snare Drum Reading Practice on pad (handout- use metronome)- 6 minutes.

6.     WARM-UP- Band Warm-up sheet, all- 2-4 minutes.

7.     REVIEW- Sound Innovations Book: pg. 8 & 9- all (use metronome)- 5 minutes.

8.     FOCUS- Sound Innovations Book: pg. 10 & 11 (use metronome)- 5 minutes. Pay attention: What is a double stroke roll? What is a paradiddle? Did you remember to dampen your sound during the rests on bells? Use your flashcards if you are struggling with reading the notes on bells!

9.      IMPORTANT: VPL #7 will be due by midnight on Monday, 11-12. You must record the 4-measure example in the middle of the Level 1 Sound Assessment page for this VPL. This document can be downloaded from the box below. Please note that percussion must record 2 examples for this VPL... one for bells and one for snare drum (practice pad is fine). 

 SHEET MUSIC: Good King Wenceslas; Full Band Songs. 11.: WRITTEN ACTIVITIES: Self-Evaluation Assignment- assigned on Thursday, 11-1; due on Monday, 11-5.

12.  Stretching (relaxation of muscles)- 1 minute.

13.  Put instrument safely away in case- 1 minute.

FULL PERCUSSION PRACTICE TIME TOTAL = 25-35 minutes.

Links to Written Work

 Title Description
Information about Renting/Purchasing Quality Band InstrumentsDownloadThis letter gives examples of things to be aware of when looking to rent or purchase a band instrument for a beginning 5th grade student.
Clef Signs & Lines/Spaces ActivityDownloadDue on Wednesday, September 12th.
Note Reading Lesson 3DownloadDue on Friday, September 21st.
Parts of Band Instruments ActivityDownloadDue on Monday, October 1st.
Note Reading Lesson 3, page 2DownloadDue on Thursday, October 4th.
Note Reading Lesson 4.1DownloadDue on Monday, October 22nd.
Counting Lesson #2 (Level 1 Sound Rhythms)DownloadDue on Monday, October 29th.
Scary Song Performance Self-EvaluationDownloadDue on Monday, November 5th.
Level 1 Sound AssessmentDownloadDue on Monday, November 12th.
For Percussion Only- Beginning percussion packetDownloadThis packet was given to all percussion students. It contains concepts, exercises and music to help learn mallet instruments as well as snare drum.

Links to Recordings

 Title Description
BLOCK 1DownloadThis is a recording of BLOCK 1's "Scary Song" performance from Wednesday, Oct. 31st.
BLOCK 2DownloadThis is a recording of BLOCK 2's "Scary Song" performance from Wednesday, Oct. 31st.