Symphonic Band Digital Learning Q4

Welcome to the 4th Quarter!  I know that this is a little unorthodox, but we will continue to work on performance and instrument fundamentals.  It is important to work on our music and scales.  I will continue to post new little exercises to play, as well as a fun musical challenge.  


On Wednesday’s at 3:00, we will have “class” on Zoom.  I will send out the link for you to join via email and remind.  It is a free web service, so no need to sign up, but I will be sending out the invitation code for the meeting 15 minutes before class.  Have your instruments handy, because I will ask for volunteers to demonstrate/show off what you have worked on over the break/week.  

If you would like to have a small private lesson to get tips, feedback, or help on anything, please let me know, and I will schedule you in.  I cannot do from 11-12 on Tuesday or Thursday, and 3:00-4:00 on Monday (Beginning) Wednesday (Jazz) and Friday (Symphonic Class time). Give me the best time for you in order for you to get the help you need.

Teacher Mr. Halpin
Class Symphonic Band
Weeks 28-36 (4th 9 Weeks)
Grade  7-8
Unit of Instruction Applying Musical and Ensemble Concepts

Learning Targets/Objectives/Skills

  • Differentiate between “in tune” and “out of tune” pitches and how to make appropriate balance.
  • Detect note, intonation, rhythm, articulation errors in rehearsal/individual practice/performance settings
  • Critique personal performance, experiment with a variety of solutions, and make appropriate adjustments with guidance from teacher and peers
  • Provide written or oral constructive criticism of a solo, chamber, or large ensemble performance based upon specific criteria
  • Demonstrate understanding of how music functions in a variety of societies
  • Demonstrate understanding the role and use of technology 

Zoom User Agreement for the Performing Arts Week 3 Online Learning Week 4 Online Learning Week 5 Online Learning Week 7 Online Learning

Links to Music if you are missing ANYTHING

Canticle of the Sun [Larry Clark]
Childhood Hymn, A


Select the scales for YOUR INSTRUMENT!

Scales – Flute
Scales – Oboe
Scales – Bassoon
Scales – Clarinet
Scales – Saxophone Alto
Scales – Saxophone Tenor
Scales – Trumpet
Scales –  French Horn
Scales – Trombone
Scales – Baritone Euphonium
Scales –  Tuba
Scales – Mallets


Here, there will be postings of recordings that you can play along with with your scales/Daily Warm-Ups/Music

Concert G

Concert C

Concert F

Concert Bb

Concert Eb

Concert Ab

Concert Db