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8th Grade

HCS CONCERT BAND PROGRAM 

8th Grade Band Karate – (Level 5)

 

The martial arts belt system is used in training to mark the progress a student has made in their study.  Similarly, display your proficiency on your instrument by earning belts for Band Karate!

 Everyone must complete ALL objectives in order to earn a belt.  These objectives will be entered into the grade book as playing test grades. 

 Students who receive their Black Belt will be recognized on the band website (music.hobokencs.org) and at the end-of-year Band Party.

 Band Karate and official playing tests will be used in determining chair placement and section leaders for concerts.

 PASS OFF PROCEDURES 

Students may pass off objectives at the beginning of class, during scheduled objective pass-off days, and before school by appointment.  

All performance material must be performed with characteristic tone quality, correct notes, correct rhythms, dynamics, phrasing, and articulations. 

Preparation must be clearly evident!  Failure to pass off material will require a minimum of one day to practice the assignment before another attempt can be made.

If you don’t pass, don’t fret!  Keep practicing and try again!

Level 5 Band Karate – 8th Grade – Green Book

 

                                                                   WHITE BELT (review)

                     Objective

Date Completed

Teacher Sign-off

Proper Instrument Assembly

 

 

Proper Hand Positions/Posture

 

 

Pg 2 # 2

 

 

All Scales (memorized)

 

 

YELLOW BELT (Articulation, cut time)

                     Objective

Date Completed

Teacher Sign-off

Pg 2 # 3

 

 

Pg 2 # 4

 

 

Pg 3 # 6 (duet with a partner)

 

 

Concert Db scale

 

 

Arpeggio Review

 

 

ORANGE BELT (6/8, technique, rhythm)

                     Objective

Date Completed

Teacher Sign-off

Pg 3 # 9

 

 

Pg 4 # 12

 

 

Pg 4 # 13 (duet with a partner)

 

 

Concert Ab arpeggio

 

 

Band Music Check

 

 

GREEN BELT (Enharmonics, 8th note triplets)

                     Objective

Date Completed

Teacher Sign-off

Pg 5 # 17

 

 

Pg 5 # 19

 

 

Pg 6 # 21

 

 

Pg 6 # 22

 

 

Concert D scale

 

 

BLUE BELT (Complex Rhythms)

                     Objective

Date Completed

Teacher Sign-off

Pg 7 # 25

 

 

Pg 7 # 26

 

 

Pg 7 # 28

 

 

Concert Db arpeggio

 

 

Band Music Check

 

 

PURPLE BELT (Complex rhythms, articulations)

                     Objective

Date Completed

Teacher Sign-off

Pg 8 # 31 (duet with a partner)

 

 

Pg 8 # 32

 

 

Pg 9 # 33 (duet with a partner)

 

 

Pg 9 # 37

 

 

Concert Db and D scales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BROWN BELT (Tempo, articulation, rests)

                     Objective

Date Completed

Teacher Sign-off

Pg 10 # 40

 

 

Pg 11 # 42 (duet with a partner)

 

 

Pg 11 # 44

 

 

Pg 11 # 45

 

 

Concert D arpeggio

 

 

Band Music Check

 

 

 

                                                                   RED BELT (Rests, time signature)

                     Objective

Date Completed

Teacher Sign-off

Pg 12 # 48

 

 

Pg 12 # 49

 

 

Concert A Scale and arpeggio

 

 

Band Music Check

 

 

BLACK BELT (Mastery)

                     Objective

Date Completed

Teacher Sign-off

Pg 13 # 52

 

 

Pg 14 # 56

 

 

Band Music Final Check (if necessary)

 

 

Chromatic scale

 

 

All Scales w/ arpeggios

 

 

Final Sight Reading

 

 

 

 

If you have earned a Black Belt before the end of the school year, you will continue on to Festival Solos.  In order to pass these solos, you must learn to perform them along with a recorded accompaniment, showing the mastery you have learned throughout the year.

 

Everybody who earns a Black Belt will receive an award at the end of the year. 

 

Depending on the time of year, sometimes a scale check and Band Music check might be swapped.  For example, if it were right before the Holiday Concert and I have not done a Band Music check for you yet, I’d rather check your music for the concert than your scale.  Make sense?

 

 

 

8th Grade Scales – Bb, F, Eb, C, G, Ab, Db, D, A, chromatic

 

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