Junior High Band
Miscellaneous Forms

Course Outline - Band

  1. Tone
    • embouchure
    • breath support
    • good equipment
    • concept
  2. Intonation
    • hold a steady pitch
    • recognize beats
    • eliminate beats by humoring
    • slogan: Sound Like One
    • key: Listen, Listen, Listen
  3. Technique
    • precision: Attack, Sustain, Release
    • articulation: tonguing and slurring
    • staccato, legato, marcato
    • correct notes: chromatic, major scales
  4. Rhythm
    • duple
    • triple
    • counting and diagramming
    • even subdivision of the beat
  5. Interpretation
    • tempo
    • style
    • dynamics
    • balance
    • phrasing
    • nuance
  6. State Core and National Standards
  7. Concerts and Festivals
    • First quarter concertsOctober 21; 6:00 and 7:30 pm
    • Second quarter concertsDecember 21; 6:00 and 7:30 pm
    • Music assemblies (9th & Jazz only)December 22; during school at Lakeridge
    • Small ensembles concertFebruary 23; 6:00 pm
    • Elementary assemblies (9th and Jazz only)March 3; during school at Lakeridge
    • District Small ensembles festivalMarch 7; during school at Lakeridge
    • District Jazz band festivalMarch ; during school at Mt. Ridge
    • District Concert band festivalMarch 24; during school at Willow Creek
    • District Symphonic band festivalMarch 30; during school at Orem Jr.
    • Fourth quarter concertsMay 11; 6:00 and 7:30 pm
    • 9th-grade honor nightMay 24; 7:00 pm

For more information, see the following slide shows* from the Slide Shows section:

Other Musical Terms
Style Words
Tempo Words

*Microsoft PowerPoint required.
To download, right click on the link and select "Save target as" (Internet Explorer) or "Save link as" (Firefox / Chrome).

Video Disclaimer

The attached videos are not perfect examples of how each tune should be played. They are recordings of junior high students, some of whom have had their instruments for only a few months. Also, they are not professional recordings. They were taken by band parents using home equipment and naturally focusing on their own children.

I include them for two reasons: (1) To give you an idea of what the arrangements are like, and (2) To illustrate the kind of performance you can expect from your junior high students.