8th Grade Band

Course Syllabus and Band Booster Information

8th Grade Band Playing Tests (2018-19)

Test Assigned Test/Due Date

September 3 September 10

October 8 October 15

November 5 November 12

December 10 December 17

February 4 February 11

March 4 March 11

April 8 April 15

May 13 May 20

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 (example)

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)