Concert Bands

Melbourne High School Band program has a well established concert band program. We offer 3 different levels of concert bands.

Our Concert Band class is standard high school level ensemble. Concert band focuses on fundamental techniques to help growing musicians reach their fullest potential while in the high school band program.

Our Symphonic Band class is our intermediate level ensemble. Symphonic Band focuses on fundamental techniques as well as intermediate musical concepts that stretch each musician with challenging literature designed to prepare them for the advanced level class. Audition is required.

Our Wind Ensemble class is our advanced level ensemble. Wind Ensemble focuses on advanced musical concepts while exposing students to precollegiate or collegiate level literature. Audition is required.

Auditions for ensemble placement start on May 10th! Be prepared! 

INSTRUCTIONS! Audition Cover Letter

 

Flute

Oboe

Bassoon

Clarinet

Alto Sax

Tenor Sax

Baritone Sax

Trumpet

Horn  

Trombone

Euphonium  

Tuba 

Scales for All Instruments (courtesy of West Orange High School Warrior Band) : Flute ScalesOboe ScalesBassoonClarinet ScalesAlto-Bari Sax ScalesTenor Sax Scales,Trumpet ScalesHorn ScalesTrombone-Euphonium ScalesTuba ScalesXylophone Scales

 

YouTube Playlist “Professional Performers for Band Musicians”

Click on the top left corner of the video to see all the videos listed. Find your instrument and enjoy hearing the amazing sounds!

 

 

 

 

 

Syllabus

Period 1 – Concert Band Syllabus

Period 4 – Wind Ensemble Syllabus

Period 5 – Symphonic Band Syllabus

Download helpful practice materials for your instrument below!

Fingering Charts are here! http://www.fingering-charts.com/

Listening Assignment for every piece we play!

1) Google search the name of the piece along with the composer and/or arranger.

2) Answer the following questions on a piece of paper (with you name on it):

1-What is the overall mood of the piece?

2-Describe the overall style of the piece?

3-How many parts can be heard? (1,2,3,or 4)

4-What kind of articulations are primarily used?

3) Sing your part with the recording.

4) Play your part with the recording.

Solo and Ensemble Music List

soloensemblemasterlistdec2015-1

 

Trombones: Mr. Youmans’ (teacher at The Horn Section) tips on playing the trombone!

Saxophones: Mr. Patterson’s daily practice routine:

Longtones 1

Circle of Fifths Part 1

Tonguing 1

Longtones 2

Circle of Fifths Part 2

Tonguing 2

Longtones 3

Tonguing 3

Longtones Alternate Fingerings

Tonguing 4