This is a place for students to get your music for the season... no excuses!

Here you will find your warms in score format.  

Click on the link for your particular instrument to get individual parts


Bass music movement I posted... print out, hilight your parts and work out the counts.


Few things to do before Monday:

Everyone print out the entire field show for 2009.  All parts should be posted (with the exception of a few).


Bass: Have Crazy 8's, 16th note transition, and Bucks memorized and worked out with the feet by Monday.  Also print out everything on the bass page.  Print out the snare part to Bounce on their page to get the unison as well as your split.


Snares and Tenors: Keep working on the show and the cadences.  Have a good portion done for Monday evening.


Pit: Start working on the second movement and review the first!


Great rehearsal today... see you on Monday! 



New Patrick Henry Cadence... Picnic table!

Picnic table Page 1 

Picnic Table Page 2 

Picnic Table Page 3 

Here are the audition materials for battery.  Pit audition and materials can be found on the pit page.

Best Piece Ever 

Lars Foo Bars 









Crazy 8s 

        Although this is an easy exercise, it needs to be played well with proper technique at various tempos.  Pay attention to heights, p = 3”; mf = 6”; f = 8” etc.  This is a good warm up to practice in front of the mirror and get your hands ready to play


        Focus on the height definition at varying tempos and dynamic level.  Stay relaxed as you play from accent to tap in short periods of time… this is crucial for further development.


    Here is where we control the bounce and not let the bounce control us.  Focus on making each bounce flow and come out natural and even after each strike.  Set the metronome at quarter note = 120 to start and perfect the definition of the bounce.  Increase the tempo to where you feel comfortable playing the three stroke rolls evenly as your double stroke rolls.  Try not pinch your fulcrum to crush the notes.


        This is all about learning more drum rudiments! Start each new line slowly.  Watch the heights!  This is the first time the grace note comes into play.  It should be thought of as “dropping it in.” You should not lift your stick when you play grace note.  Play in front of a mirror and watch your heights! This should not be played as a continuous piece but rather one rudiment at a time played at various tempos with proper technique.  Although it isn’t written, the second line of each rudiment should include a release note, either flam, accent, or whatever follows suit of the exercise.  Again, remember to play in front of a mirror and with a metronome!
                •    Flams, Flam Taps, Inverts, Rolls, Flam Drags,                           Paradiddlediddle (with Paradiddlediddle Kicks),                       Swiss a.k.a. Swiss army triplets(with swiss kicks)

On Field Warm-Up 

        This will be played as the band is warming up on the field. Apply all technique issues and heights to the piece.  Set the metronome to quarter note = 100, no faster than 120.

Shopping Spree 

        More rudiment practice.  Practice slowly at first then increase the tempo.  The check pattern should be played after each new rudiment. Ex: play measure 1,2,1,3,1,4 etc…

Triplet Rolls 

        Start by braking down the rolls one hand at a time.  Play only the right diddles with the Met. Then only play with the left diddles.  After your hands are warmed up and playing the diddles strong and cleanly, add both hands together creating a solid roll.  Practice this at a slow tempo and watch out for the second note of the diddle.  You should strive for an equal sound on the first and the second note.  Before you take up the tempo, make sure that you can play the diddles clean and smoothly. 
If you feel you can play this comfortably off the right, then it is time to start the exercise off the left hand.  This will only strengthen your rolls.  Another way you can vary the exercise is to add single stroke rolls in the mix and try to match the quality of sound on each section.  Play with a friend, one on singles, one on rolls.  If you are really ambitious, have one friend play the right hand, and the other the left… no cheating, the resting hand needs to rest, and not playing on your leg or in the air!


16th Note Grid 

        This is one of the core drumming exercises.  A good drummer will be able to play this marking time as well as on the move without fault.  A suggestion, find your own groove for each accent pattern, otherwise, your mind might make it more complicated then it needs to be.  Practice this with only accents first, then apply the changes.  The pattern of 4-2-1 can be read backward and forward.  Think of it as you play each pattern within a measure 4 times only once, then you play it 2 times, twice, and finally 1 time, four times.  The 4-2-1 pattern can be applied to any time signature and any rudiment.  You can play it with a triplet bass or even with paradiddles. Put each accent on the first note four times, then the second… you get the idea.  Remember… play with the met!
                    •    Diddle on the Accents, Flams on the Accents,                               Diddle on the Down Beats

16th Note Transition 

        Use natural sticking (RLRL) for each of the 16th note patterns. Watch the timing.  Pay attention to which hand is playing the 8th note subdivision. Ex: Measures 2 and 4 the right hand is just playing continuous 8th notes.  Measures 6 and 8 the left is playing continuous 8th notes.  This should help with your timing on the different transitions.  Make sure that your feet are keeping up with the tempo as you are playing with the metronome.


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