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

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9th

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 Version 2.0 - 2-4 minutes.
  4. REVIEW: Sound Innovations book, pg.10 & 11 and "Fun" Band songs page (use metronome)- 5-7 minutes.
  5. FOCUS: Sound Innovations book, pg. 12-14 (use metronome)- 5-7 minutes. Pay attention: can you recognize and play the low Concert A? What does divisi and unison mean? What is a key signature? Use your flash cards if you are struggling reading the notes!
  6. BOBCAT KUNG-FU: Where are you at with this? Practice your scale, arpeggio and order of flats/sharps for to earn your White Belt. 2-4 minutes.
  7. WRITTEN ACTIVITIES: Level 2 Sound Rhythms = complete lines 1 and 2. Assigned on Friday, Jan. 11th. This is due on Monday, Jan. 14th. 2 minutes.
  8. Clean instrument/put instrument safely away in case- 1 minute

          TOTAL PRACTICE TIME = 17-25 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 Rudiment Practice on pad (Band Warm-up Version 2.0- use metronome) -4 minutes.

    6.    Bell Note Reading Practice: (Band Warm-up Version 2.0 for mallets)  4 minutes.

    7.    REVIEW: Sound Innovations book, pg. 10 & 11 and "Fun" Band songs page (use metronome) for bells and percussion - 5 minutes.

    8.    FOCUS- Sound Innovations pg. 12 & 14  (use metronome) for bells and percussion -5 minutes. Pay attention: what is a flam accent? what is a paradiddle? Did you remember to dampen your sound during the rests on bells? Can you play the new notes on pg. 12-14? Use your flashcards if you are struggling with reading the new notes on bells!

    9. BOBCAT KUNG-FU: Where are you at with this? Practice your scale, arpeggio and order of flats/sharps to earn your White Belt. 2-4 minutes.

    10. WRITTEN ACTIVITIES: Level 2 Sound Rhythms = complete lines 1 and 2. Assigned on Friday, Jan. 11th. This is due on Monday, Jan. 14th. 2 minutes.

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

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

    FULL PRACTICE TIME FOR PERCUSSION = 25-35 minutes.

Links to Written Work

 Title Description
Level 2 Sound Rhythms- due on 1-14DownloadLines 1 and 2 assigned on 1-11; due on Monday, 1-14. Note that woodwinds/brass should use the page labeled FLUTE. Percussion should use the page labeled PERCUSSION.
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.
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.