Goals for Next Sectional

  • Buckeye Technique 1: 228 bpm
  • BT 5: 166 bpm
  • BT 7: 144 bpm
  • BT 8: 180 bpm (all the way through)
  • BT 9: Be able to play all the way through.
  • It’s About Time: 152 bpm
  • To Each Their Own: 152 bpm
  • Building Blocks: 124 bpm

Get to work!

 

Summer Sessions: Schedule Update

The schedule for this weeks’ summer sessions will be extended do to our special guest, Ralph Nader. Please try to make it to all of these rehearsals if possible. The schedule will be as follows.

July 31st (Today): Starting at 4 for drum rehearsal.

August 1st: Starting at 1 for an extended afternoon rehearsal and dinner break, make sure to pack food for the break!

August 2nd: Start at our regular time at 5.

Let’s have a great week!

Summer Session: July 17th

We received 3 new exercises last night, Concussion, Bucks Beat 2.0, and Grooved Pavement. These will be uploaded as soon as possible. Along with Bucks Beat 2.0, make sure to check out the original Bucks Beat found in Music PDFs.

Keep working on all covered exercises and school songs, see you tomorrow night!

Summer Session: July 11th & 12th

During last weeks focus sessions, we reviewed all marching fundamentals to date and continued to work on exercises and school songs. Here are some tempos we hit.

  • Buckeye Technique 1: 221 bpm
  • Buckeye Technique 2: 202 bpm
  • Buckeye Technique 5: 176 bpm
  • Buckeye Technique 6: 142 bpm
  • Scramble: 176 bpm
  • Lie: Played along with song up to tempo

Make sure to look at It’s About Time and all other exercises we have worked on this summer!

 

Summer Session: July 10th

Happy Focus Week! Here are some music tempo goals from Tuesday’s practice.

  • Buckeye Technique 2: 197 bpm
  • Buckeye Technique 5: 176 bpm (without ghost note)
  • Buckeye Technique 6: 142 bpm
  • Scramble: 176 bpm
  • Lie: Tempo given on music

Also, remember that we are starting today at 3 pm! See you soon.

Summer Session: July 5th

Here is music that was covered last Thursday.

  • Buckeye Technique 1, 5, 6
  • Scramble
  • Lie

Tempo goals and pieces to look at include:

  • Scramble: 176 bpm
  • Lie: Up to tempo

On the marching side, we learned the Ramp sequence.

We’re excited for the focus sessions this week and we hope you are too!

Summer Sessions: June 28th

Great work on Scramble last night. Thanks for your work to make that playable, now we have to keep working to make it sound great. With the longer break ahead (no summer sessions on Tuesday) make sure to make good use of it. Review all exercises we have worked on and make sure you have them at the tempo goals set previously. Also, keep working on school songs and cadences.

We’ll see you next Thursday, have a great Independence Day!