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Ben Maynard

Student Teaching
Carmel Middle School
6th Grade Block 3 Full Band

Achievement Standards
● Connect
o Cn.3.B.1. Discuss and explore genre, style, composer, and historical background
information in performed music.
● Listen and Respond
o Lr.5.B.1. Listen to ensembles performing appropriate repertoire. Describe style and
genre, and compositional devices.
● Performing
o P.8.A.1: Consistently play and monitor correct posture, characteristic tone quality,
accurate tuning and intonation, good breath support, proper bowing, and correct
hand position.

● Students will be able create an appropriate and focused sound on their instrument while
playing ​Scale Preps for Beginning Band: Part 1​.
● Students will be able to play the Bb, F, Eb, Ab, and Db major scales with correct notes in
legato and marcato style.
● Students will demonstrate the definition of trio, dogfight, and stinger.

● Trumpet for modeling
● Kingsbury March
● Scale Preps for Beginning Band: Part 3
● Tonal Energy
● March Unit study guide

1. Students will warm up with ​Scale Preps for Beginning Band: Part 3.
a. Ask individuals or groups of individuals to model some of these exercise to assess
tone quality.
2. Students will play Bb, F, Eb, Ab and Db major scales
a. Play these scales in a variety of patterns, including marcato and legato style.
i. Display the Tonal Energy analysis on the projector for students to visually
compare the sounds that they are creating.
ii. Demonstrate how the analysis should look for marcato and legato styles.
3. Students will review the definitions of the terms: march introduction, strain, and oom-pah.
a. Select students to say one term each and recite the definition of the term in the class. Pick
other students to tell the class the measure numbers in ​Kingsbury March ​where these
terms appear.
4. Students will learn the definition of a trio.
a. “Everyone play starting at measure 28”
b. “Point to the group of people that have the melody during this section of the march.”
c. This section of a march is called a trio. The definition is: A softer and smooth melody
that occurs in the middle of a march.
d. “Someone tell the class the musical word that we use when talking about playing
5. Students will learn the definition of a dogfight of a march.
a. “We are going to start at measure 28 again. This time, see how smooth you can play the
b. “Point to the section at measure 36 that have the melody.”
c. This section of the march is called the dogfight. The dogfight of a march is: A march
melody that is played by a few instrument groups and occurs before the ending of a
d. Show a video of the President’s Own Marine Band playing the trio and dogfight section
of “Stars and Stripes Forever.” Have students fill in the information under “Video #2” on
the March Study Guide. ​​ (2:05)
6. Students will learn the definition of a stinger in a march.
a. “Let’s start at measure 36. This time, pay close attention to how the low brass/reeds
sound when they play the melody at measure 36.”
i. Play until the end of the march.
b. “Start again at measure 54.The last note of the march is called a stinger. The definition of
a stinger is: The repetition of the last chord that is played. It serves as the last note of the

● Informal assessment will be used to assess appropriate and focused tone quality, posture,
and correct style in warm-up and ​Kingsbury March.​
● Informal assessment will be used by asking individuals and groups of students to
demonstrate the difference between legato and marcato style.
● “Today we learned the definitions of a trio, a march dogfight, and a stinger. Next time we
will be reviewing some of these terms.”