7th Grade Band

2023-24 Course Syllabus and Band Booster Information -  last page contract due August 24

7th Grade Band Playing Tests, 2023-24

Test Assigned Test/Due Date

September 11 September 18

October 16      October 23

November 13 November 20(recorded)

January 3        January 9

February 5       February 12

March 11        March 18 (recorded)

April 15          April 22

May 13        May 20

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

Practice Journal Due Dates, 2023-24

Please see the back of the Practice Journal for specific instructions. Due dates are all Fridays.


September 15

October 20

November 17

January 5

February 9

March 15

April 19

May 17

Practice Journals are due the Friday before a playing test. Due dates also are listed on the far right column of the Practice Journal.

7th Grade Band Terms - Quizlet flashcards

Click on "Flashcards" at the top, under "Study".  If you want to reverse the terms and definitions, go to the lower left-hand corner and click on options.

Blues Scale and Solo

The Bb Blues Play Along Track can be used with TOE #73 or the Bb Blues solos passed out in class.

Tradition of Excellence Listening Examples

TOE #2 Academic Festival March (Overture), Johannes Brahms

TOE #4 Arroró Mi Niño, Argentinian Folk Song

TOE #9 Ellacombe, German Hymn

TOE #15 Old Hundredth, Louis Bourgeois

TOE #22 Largo from Symphony No. 9, Antonin Dvorak

TOE #25 Spanish Hymn, Traditional Spanish

TOE #35 The Wabash Cannonball, American Folk Song

TOE #36 Still, Still, Still, Austrian Carol

TOE #39 My Heart's Tonight in Texas, American Folk Song

TOE #40 The Minstrel Boy, Irish Folk Song

TOE #46 Minka, Minka, Ukrainian Folk Song

TOE p.10 Ding Dong Merrily On High, French Carol

TOE #52 Reuben and Rachel, American Folk Song

TOE #53 The Bridge at Avignon, French Folk Song

TOE #54 El Capitan, John Philip Sousa

TOE #56 Minuet, Christian Petzold

TOE #60 Botany Bay, Australian Folk Song

TOE #63 Theme from Symphony No. 5, Ludwig van Beethoven

TOE #66 This Train, American Spiritual

TOE #70 The Thunderer, John Philip Sousa

TOE #71 Battle Pavane, Tielman Susato

TOE #75 Theme from The Barber of Seville (Overture), Gioacchino Rossini

The Rabbit of Seville

TOE #76 Old Brass Wagon, American Folk Song

TOE #78 Sailor's Song, English Sea Chantey

TOE #79 Tirra Lirra Lou, Canadian Folk Song

TOE #81 The Galway Piper, Irish Reel

TOE #84 Sourwood Mountain, American Folk Song

TOE #85 Big Rock Candy Mountain, American Folk Song

TOE #88 Theme from Renaissance Festival and Dances, Tielman Susato

TOE #90 O Tannenbaum, German Carol

TOE #91 Blow Away the Morning Dew

English Folk Song Suite Information - Performance by the University of Illinois

TOE #93 Procession of the Nobles, Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

TOE #102 Yankee Doodle, America Folk Song

TOE #103 High School Cadets, John Philip Sousa

TOE #105 Cindy, American Folk Song

TOE #107 Suliram, Indonesian Folk Song

TOE #109 Dance Josey, American Folk Song

TOE #112 Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore, Giuseppe Verdi

TOE #114 Water Come a Me Eye, Jamaican Folk Song

TOE #115 March of the Toreadors from Carmen, Georges Bizet

TOE #117 The Stars and Stripes Forever, John Philip Sousa

TOE #119 Sea Chantey (Blow the Man Down), American Sailing Song

TOE #120 The Merry Minstrels, Henry Purcell

TOE #122 The Sea, Japanese Folk Song

TOE #124 I'se the B'y that Builds the Boat, Canadian Folk Song

TOE #126 Lisbon Bay, English Folk Song (This recording is a movement from Lincolnshire Posy by Percy Grainger.)

TOE #131 Habanera from Carmen, Georges Bizet

TOE #132 La Cumparsita, Gerardo Matos Radriguez

TOE #134 Hansel and Gretel, Engelbert Humperdinck

TOE #136 La Donna e Mobile from Rigoletto, Giuseppe Verdi

TOE #137 When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again, Patrick Gilmore

TOE #139 Little Donkey, Chinese Folk Song

TOE #141 Stars of the Heavens, Mexican Folk Song

TOE #143 Triumphal March from Aida, Giuseppe Verdi

TOE #145 Haru Ga Kita, Japanese Folk Song

TOE #149 Finale from Symphony No. 9 From the New World, Antonin Dvorak

TOE #150 Theme from Tableau, Bruce Pearson

TOE #153 The British Grenadiers, English Folk Song

TOE #154 March from The Nutcracker, Peter Tchaikovsky

TOE #155 Follow the Drinkin' Gourd, American Spiritual