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WEEK 1 OF RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL & DANCES

Monday NO SCHOOL (holiday)


ITEM/CONCEPT LOCATION

Tuesday Sight Reading Day 1


ITEM/CONCEPT
New Scale: Ab

ACTIVITY
Warm-up

Long tones, scale patterns, rhythms (LB as foundation) Chorale & Tuning SR (day for other tunes) LB #10 Stuff for Concert

Prepare students for tomorrow (rit. means? Balancing timpani Impacts with blended sounds)

Give hints of future SR music challenges

*Percussion rotating through parts

Wednesday Sight Reading Day 2


ITEM/CONCEPT
Ab Warm-up with dynamics Long tones, scale patterns, rhythms Chorale & Tuning SR (other tunes & RFD) RDF: Steps (what to look for) RDF: M. 3 (practice tie over bars) RDF: M. 3 (give all percussion time to practice flams on both hands) m. 10-11 & 14-15 Snare part (all) LB #10 Stuff for Concert

Thursday Festival Practice (SR only)


ITEM/CONCEPT
Ab Warm-up with dynamics Long tones, scale patterns, rhythms Chorale & Tuning Posture Talk (do it wrong/fix it) Practice Festival Rules for SR (4 minutes to discuss and ask Questions, play top down) Listen to recording and judge it *Percussion rotating through parts Evaluation Form LB #11 Discuss/Demo RDF. M. 3 (record session)

ACTIVITY
LB as foundation

ACTIVITY
LB as foundation

*Percussion rotating through parts

Reminder: TTs next Thursday

Technical Test 4

Friday Scavenger Hunt


ITEM/CONCEPT
Warm-up Scavenger Hunt Activity Day

Personal Goals/Assessments
ACTIVITY
Run LB Anything for Concert

ITEM/CONCEPT
Monday Get all music copied & bound scores made Monday Begin outlining program for next concert Thursday department meeting 6pm, boosters 7pm By Thursday make sure audio equip. is ready for class

I will play melodies from any of our Find the Melody new concert pieces. Try to find it. I will clap rhythms from any of our new concert piece. Try to find it. Get into sections and repeat this Process. Everyone gets a turn to call 1 melody and 1 rhythm. Reminder: TTs next Thursday Technical Test 4 Section Practice Find the Rhythm

By Friday make sure concert announcement is in this months newsletter for band/school general

Weekend work assign percussion parts for new concert pieces

WEEK 2 OF RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL & DANCES


Monday
ITEM/CONCEPT
Long tones Fast fingers: Transpose to F, Bb, Eb Chorale & Tuning Composer Talk What does it mean to compose? (work other pieces original Compositions)

Tuesday
ACTIVITY
LB #8 LB #9 LB #11 (other pieces) Discussion Concert music

ITEM/CONCEPT
Warm-up Thinking in 3 Long tones in 3

ACTIVITY

LB #7 & #6

Brain teaser: Transpose to F, Bb, Eb LB #7 Chorale: Change time sig. to Arranger Talk What is an arrangement? Students find melody/harmony in all 3 movements (mark parts) Work through percussion parts RDF3 (m. 1-9/48-56) Technical Test 4 LB #10 Pearson (RFD) Discussion RDF

Reminder: TTs Thursday

Technical Test 4

Reminder: TTs Thursday

Wednesday
ITEM/CONCEPT
Revisit Ab (last weeks new scale) Posture Talk (do it wrong/fix it) Add the hands (hand positions by section do it wrong and fix it) Chorales: Phrasing/Breath Focus (walk away & have students FEEL the timing of the phrase & breath) Work phrasing and breathing Connect to similar section Reminder: TTs Thursday RDF3 (m.18-33) RDF3 (m. 34-48) Technical Test 4 LB #10 & #11

Thursday Technique Test 4


ACTIVITY
LB as Foundation Discuss/Demo Discuss/Demo Record TTs (scales/articulations) Practice room 1 & 2

ITEM/CONCEPT
Individual Warm-up (10 mins)

ACTIVITY
*observe & correct

Sectional Rehearsals (guide students through sections that might need work...help them help each other) Reminder: TT 4 self-reflection due next Friday with parent signature

Anything in folder

TT rubric/signature

Friday
ITEM/CONCEPT
What makes a good warm-up?

Personal Goals/Assessments
ACTIVITY
Discussion

ITEM/CONCEPT
On Monday have percussion assignments on the board By Thursday have recording equip. ready in practice rooms 1 & 2. Make sure all levels are set. By Friday make sure video equip. is ready for self eval.

Use student suggestions to shape todays warm-up Hand Position Talk (do it wrong & fix it by sections) Run each piece to check sectional Progress from yesterday Focus on percussion and overall alignment of all parts (entrances) RDF: M3 (tape conducting for self eval.) TT 4 make-ups during class Practice room 1 Concert music Discuss/Demo

Weekend work: Grading TTs email/post to student accounts for self-reflection and parent review. Watch conducting video and practice for any changes after completing self-evaluation Assign new seats and make list to post on Monday

WEEK 3 OF RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL & DANCES


Monday
ITEM/CONCEPT
Have new seat assignments posted Long tones (work Sfp only) Intervals (name & practice w/ Sfp) Chorale and Tune Shuffle any parts (note copy needs) Work phrasing and breath with changes to conducting included RDF (all movements) LB #1 & #2 LB #6 LB #10

Tuesday
ACTIVITY ITEM/CONCEPT
Long tones (work Sfp with <)

ACTIVITY
LB #1 & #2

Intervals (name & practice w/ Sfp<) LB #6 Chorale and Tune Interval Application (have students find/play examples of various intervals throughout) Review melody/harmony parts (what intervals are in all melodies?) RDF (all movements) LB #11 All concert music

Reminder: TT 4 self-reflection due Friday with parent signature

TT rubric/signature

Reminder: TT 4 self-reflection due next Friday with parent signature

TT rubric/signature

Wednesday Creating Day


ITEM/CONCEPT
Individual warm-up (10 mins)

Thursday Creating Day


ITEM/CONCEPT
Individual warm-up (10 mins)

ACTIVITY
*assessment

ACTIVITY
*assessment

Group creation (find new teams) Remix melodies from current songs Anything in folder Notate progress for tomorrow Progress tracker

Continue remixing Notate progress for tomorrow Have a performance plan and come up with a group name

Anything in folder Progress tracker

Reminder: TT 4 self-reflection due next Friday with parent signature

TT rubric/signature

Reminder: TT 4 self-reflection due tomorrow with parent signature

TT rubric/signature

Friday Presentation Day


ITEM/CONCEPT
Individual warm-up (5 mins) Finish warming up as a team (think of how you need to prepare to perform, no practicing yet)

Personal Goals/Assessments
ITEM/CONCEPT
Tuesday- pre-season marching band meeting 630pm Wed/Thurs: Creating Days remixing melodies (have progress trackers and performance rubrics copied for peer analysis) Wed/Thurs students are warming-up on their own, have

ACTIVITY
*assessment *observe

Final remix practice time (5-7 mins) Presentations! Find the melody they remixed What characteristics changed? Analyze/Evaluate Peer analysis rubric Peer analysis rubric Evaluation rubric

rubrics ready to assess individual warm-up processes) By Friday have all festival paperwork done, order busses (make sure permission slips are updated and ready to be sent out next month)

WEEK 4 OF RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL & DANCES


Monday
ITEM/CONCEPT
Accents & Tongue Style Long tones LB #1 & #2

Tuesday
ACTIVITY ITEM/CONCEPT
Accents & Tongue Style Long tones Work staccato/marcato difference Work different styles with Chorale LB #1 & #2 LB #4 & #5 LB #10

ACTIVITY

Work unaccented/legato difference LB #4 & #5 Work different styles with Chorale LB #11

Which concert piece fits each style? Anything for concert Play through section of those pieces suggested and evaluate how Well they fit with the style learned Listen to recordings of each style If time: run through Audio Examples RFD: M. 3

Which concert piece fits each style? Anything for Concert Play through section of those pieces suggested and evaluate how Well they fit with the style learned Listen to recordings of each style If time: run through Audio Examples RDF: M. 1

Wednesday LATE START (30 min classes)


ITEM/CONCEPT
No Instruments! Focus: Renaissance activities Technology research project 1. Find a video or article that Describes what a festival or dance would have looked like during the 2. Post to the class blog with a description of how it relates to our classs rehearsal of RFD 3. Respond to 5 posts by Mon@8p Edmodo Edmodo RFD Individual or Partner Computer Lab

Thursday
ITEM/CONCEPT
Warm-up with nose breathing Long tones and skips Hand Position Talk (do it wrong & fix it by sections) Chorale and tuning Ask students for main points that stood out when researching. Run RFD and connect research to style and possible settings Reminder: 5 responses due Mon Edmodo RFD: M. 1-3 (all) LB #10 Discussion

ACTIVITY

ACTIVITY
Muscle Building LB # 3 & #6 Discuss/Demo

Friday
ITEM/CONCEPT
Warm-up with nose breathing Long tones and skips Revisiting time Chorale and tuning Show videos of people dancing & have students conduct to the style Discuss characteristics of moves Connect waltzing to RFD M.3 (strong 1 with light 2 & 3) Reminder: 5 responses due Mon Edmodo Musical vocabulary RDF: M. 3 (56-end)

Personal Goals/Assessments
ACTIVITY
Muscle Building LB # 3 & #6 LB #7 LB #10 NEED PROJECTOR

ITEM/CONCEPT
Reserve projector for Friday By Thursday have program finalized and ready for print By Friday make sure all reservations are still a go (hall Wed/Thurs day and Thurs evening) By Friday submit concert announcement to office

**Wednesday Teacher development 8am

WEEK 5 OF RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL & DANCES


Monday
ITEM/CONCEPT
Tuning by ear Every other pull in/push out and try Use LB #1-#3 to get the beats to go away by the end of the long tones segment Circle of 5ths Flow (F to Eb) Revisiting time Review style and feel from Fri. (play it in a new style, play it Correct...variations on style) Use LB #9 as pattern LB #7 RFD: M. 3

Tuesday
ACTIVITY ITEM/CONCEPT
Tuning by ear Every other pull in/push out and try Use LB #1-#3 to get the beats to go away by the end of the long tones segment Circle of 5ths Flow (G to Ab) (What is before & after F/Eb?) Revisiting time Work continuity through sections Reminder of style/phrasing/breath LB #7 RDF all movements RDF: M3 (conducting check) (Faster today?) Use LB #9 as pattern

ACTIVITY

Wednesday Pre-Concert recording


ITEM/CONCEPT
Warm-up Circle of 5ths Flow (review) Spend extra time tuning by ear

Thursday Analyze & Alter Day 1


ITEM/CONCEPT
Warm-up Listen to piece: performance eval. Discuss and play segments that need to be altered/improved Discuss differences (good/bad) Listen to piece: performance eval. Discussion Evaluation rubric

ACTIVITY
Run LB Use LB #9 pattern LB #10 & #11

ACTIVITY
Run LB Evaluation rubric Mark parts if needed

Sectionals (15 mins) small chunks Anything for concert Bring it back: Pre-concert Runs (run concert straight down) Concert Order Record all pieces

(Note: process only gets through the concert today)

Friday Analyze & Alter Day 2


ITEM/CONCEPT
Warm-up Listen to RFD M. 1 Discuss and improve Listen to RFD M. 2 Discuss and improve Listen to RDF M. 3 Discuss and improve

Personal Goals/Assessments
ITEM/CONCEPT
Program should be done! Re-check with all boosters about attendance and jobs (door/welcome, PA sound, decorations, fundraiser announcements, and monitors band room/staging) By Wednesday make sure all recording equip. is ready For pre-concert recordings

ACTIVITY
Run LB Evaluation Rubric Mark any changes Evaluation Rubric Mark any changes Evaluation Rubric Mark any changes

Concert reminder (call/dress)

Announcement

WEEK 6 OF RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL & DANCES


Monday
ITEM/CONCEPT
Warm-up

Tuesday
ACTIVITY
Run LB
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ITEM/CONCEPT
Warm-up

ACTIVITY
Run LB
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Focus on chord building for balance R, 3 , 5 on board Focus on balance/blend in chorale (do it wrong/make it right) *(remind students to try tuning by ear during this time) Work performance pieces in chunks Concert music Check percussion How is balance/blend throughout? Call time/concert dress/schedule RFD @ m.1 & m.48 RDF M. 2 & 3 Reminder Flyer LB #10 & Bach

Focus on chord building for balance R, 3 , 5 on board Focus on balance/blend in chorale (do it wrong/make it right) *(remind students to try tuning by ear during this time) Work concert pieces in chunks Check timpani impacts and rit. Concert music RDF3 m. 64-end LB #11 & Bach

Call time/concert dress/schedule

Reminder Flyer

Wednesday
ITEM/CONCEPT
On stage (get moved) Long tones Scales and Arpeggios Chorale Tune & Sound Check Start and end each piece Concert order RFD:3 (to 18/60 on) Procedures: on/off/sit/stand/bow LB #1-2 G, F, Bb, Eb, Ab LB #10 & #11

Thursday CONCERT DAY (6pm call)


ACTIVITY ITEM/CONCEPT
On stage (get moved) Long tones Scales and Arpeggios Chorale Tune & Sound Check Start and end each piece Concert order RFD:3 (to 18/60 on) Run major section (last min. work) Concert order RFD: 3 (34-56) LB #1-2 G, F, Bb, Eb, Ab LB #10

ACTIVITY

Call time/concert dress/schedule

Reminder Flyer

Call time/concert dress/schedule

Reminder Flyer

Friday Performance Evaluations


ITEM/CONCEPT
Reflection Day All Classes Watch/Listen to concert Fill out individual reflection form Share thought with the class Recordings Evaluation Rubric Discussion (us) Discussion (them)

Personal Goals/Assessments
ITEM/CONCEPT
Concert week! Monday pass out student reminder flyer By Wednesday make sure all PA equip. is good to go By Friday have Evaluation rubric copied

ACTIVITY

Key: Item/Concept = the run-down of what will happen during various sections of the lesson Activity = the location of study or the format of how the lesson process works (example: RDF: M. 3 refers to the piece and movement we are using during the activity whereas Discussion refers to what the class is doing) LB = Lip Benders (series of warm ups I can provide a copy of one of the parts in class if needed). There are 11 exercises that include long tones, technical/scalar and skips, tuning exercises, and chorales. This can be run straight down as a warm up running about 8-10 minutes or it can be used in small segments that are supplemented by other materials that aid in the development of techniques needed for concert literature performances. SR = Sight Reading RFD = Renaissance Festival & Dances (most often referred to with M. 3 meaning movement 3) TT = Technique Test (this would include scales and articulation exercises that are instrument specific and challenging) Edmodo = an educational website used as a Blackboard alternative that is designed for blog posting, grade tracking, assignment posting, etc. Students would interact via this website throughout the school year to learn more about composers, genres, time periods, technology, etc.

Some of the large concepts that might fit into a larger lesson if extracted are in bold type.