Band Scope and Sequence

Beginning Band (Tomball Intermediate) - Grade 6
 
Fall Semester
 
Basic Music Theory
  • Clefs
  • Identification of note names on the staff
  • Time signatures
Rhythm
  • Pulse, time, and foot tap
  • Eastman counting system
  • Eighth notes, quarter notes, half notes, and whole notes and corresponding rests
Basic Playing Fundamentals
  • Instrument assembly and care
  • Playing position and posture
  • Tone production
  • Breathing
  • Articulation
Music Reading and Performance
  • Teacher-generated exercises
  • Use of method book
  • Winter Concert in December
 
Spring Semester
 
Advanced Music Theory
  • Dynamics
  • Musical styles and articulation markings
  • Ledger lines
Rhythm
  • Continued reinforcement of material covered in Fall
  • Introduction of new time signatures
  • Dotted quarter notes, sixteenth notes, dotted eighh/sixteenth note combinations and corresponding rests
Adavanced Playing Fundamentals
  • Major scales
  • Chromatic scale
  • Extension of range and introduction of new notes
Music Reading and Performance
  • Teacher-generated exercises and etudes
  • Use of method book
  • TISD Beginning Band Festival
  • Spring Concert
 
Advanced Bands (Tomball JHS) - Grades 7-8
 
Fall Semester
 
Playing Fundamentals
  • Breathing
  • Tone Production
  • Articulation
  • Musical Styles
  • Technical development
Sightreading Development
  • Teacher-generated exercises and etudes
  • Use of method book
  • Reading of band works
Music Reading and Performance
  • All Region Band auditions
  • Fall Concert
  • Winter Concert
 
Spring Semester
 
Playing Fundamentals
  • Breathing
  • Tone Production
  • Articulation
  • Musical Styles
  • Technical development
Sightreading Development
  • Teacher-generated exercises and etudes
  • Use of method book
  • Reading of band works
Music Reading and Performance
  • Tomball ISD Solo and Ensemble Contest
  • Pre-UIL Concert
  • UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest
  • One additional band contest or festival
  • Spring Concert