8th Grade Band

Course Syllabus and Band Booster Information

8th Grade Band Playing Tests (2017-18)

Assignment given Test Date

September 12       September 19

October 10           October 17

November 7         November 14

December 20        January 8

January 30           February 6

March 6                March 13

April 3                 April 10

May 15                 May 22

Grades will be based on tone quality, notes, rhythm, articulation, dynamics and tempo.

Tradition of Excellence Listening Examples
SOE #2 Rig A Gig Gig, American Folk Song (history)
SOE #6 Pat-a-pan, French Carol
SOE #13 My Partner and I, Swedish Folk Dance
SOE #17 Tumbalalaika, Jewish Folk (Love) Song (lyrics)
SOE #22 The British Grenadiers, English Folk Song
SOE #26 Green Grow the Rashes O, Scottish Folk Song
SOE #28 Bonnie Glen Shee, Scottish Folk Song
SOE #31 La Raspa, Mexican Folk Song
SOE #33 Londonderry Air, Irish Folk Song (Muppet version)
SOE #37 Arirang, Korean Folk Song
SOE #42 Tinga Layo, West Indies Folk Song
SOE #43 Hwi Ne Ya He, American Indian Song (Native American Flute example)
SOE #45 Envoyons D'L'Avant, Nos Gens!, French Canadian Folk Song

THE MIDDLE AGES (400-1400)
SOE #46 Confirma Hoc, Plainsong
SOE #47 Descendit de Coelis, Notre Dame Organum
SOE #48 Estampie
SOE #49 Sumer Is Icumen In, English Round

THE RENAISSANCE (1400-1600)
SOE #51 Voc Dilecti Mei, Palestrina
SOE #53 The Official Branle, Thoinot Arbeau
SOE #54 Old One Hundredth, Louis Bourgeois
SOE #55 Now is the Month of Maying
SOE #57 Bergerette Sans Roche, Tielman Susato
SOE p.15 Earle of Oxford's Marche, William Byrd

THE BAROQUE PERIOD (1600-1750)
SOE #62 Trumpet Tune, Henry Purcell
SOE #63 Le Petit Rien, Francois, Couperin
SOE #66 Allemande, Arcangelo Corelli
SOE #67 Spring from the Four Seasons, Antonio Vivaldi
SOE #68 Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Johann Sebastian Bach
SOE #69 Chorale, Hans Leo Hassler
SOE #70 Hornpipe from Water Music Suite, George Frideric Handel
SOE #72 Fantasia Chromatica, Johann Sebastian Bach
SOE #75 Minuetto, Domenico Scarlatti
SOE #76 Passepied, George Philipp Telemann
SOE #77 Siciliana from Music for the Royal Fireworks, George Frideric Handel
SOE p.20 Rejouissance from Music for the Royal Fireworks, George Frideric Handel

THE CLASSICAL PERIOD (1750-1820)
SOE #79 Theme from Piano Sonata No. 2, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
SOE #80 German Dance, Franz Joseph Haydn
SOE #82 Larghetto from Sonatina, Ludwig van Beethoven
SOE #83 Austrian Hymn, Franz Joseph Haydn
SOE #84 Russian Folk Song, Ludwig van Beethoven
SOE #87 Scotch Dance, Ludwig van Beethoven
SOE #89 Theme from Symphony No. 40, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
SOE p.24 Rondo, Franz Joseph Haydn

THE ROMANTIC PERIOD (1820-1900)
SOE #91 Cast Thy Burden from Elijah, Felix Mendelssohn
SOE #94 Hungarian Dance No. 5, Johannes Brahms
SOE #95 Scheherazade, Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov
SOE #96 Laughing Song from Die Fledermaus, Johann Strauss, Jr.
SOE #97 Fire Festival Polka, Josef Strauss
SOE #101 Pilgrim's Chorus from Tannhauser, Richard Wagner
SOE #102 Promenade from Pictures at an Exhibition, Modeste Mussorgsky
SOE #105 The Wild Horseman, Robert Schumann
SOE p.29 Walz, Opus 39, No. 15, Johannes Brahms
SOE #108 Theme from Symphony No. 5, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

20TH CENTURY ART MUSIC
SOE #110 Pavane, Gabriel Faure
SOE #112 Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Claude Debussy
SOE #113 The Sunken Cathedral, Claude Debussy
SOE #114 Bela Bartok, nationalism example - 
SOE #115 Igor Stravinsky, primativism example - 
SOE #117 Golliwog's Cake Walk from Children's Corner, Claude Debussy
SOE #118 Anton Webern, tone row example - 
SOE p.33 War from the Four Horsemen, Andrew Boysen
SOE #122 Charles Ives, bitonal example - 

20TH CENTURY POP MUSIC
SOE #124 Semper Fidelis, John Philip Sousa
SOE #125 The Easy Winners, Scott Joplin
SOE #129-131 Bb Blues play along track
SOE #133 1950s Rock and Roll example - 



What's Opera, Doc? (SOE #101)

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