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!

Summer Session: June 14th

PDFs for Scramble and Nefarious will be uploaded tonight and you can find them on the Music PDFs page.

Music

  • Scramble (whole piece): 160 bpm
  • Mellifluous: 164 bpm
  • Buckeye Technique 5: 156 bpm (ghost note), 172 bpm (without ghost note)
  • Building Blocks

Note: If music is not on this update, refer to earlier posts for pieces and tempos.

Make sure to have Fight the Team ready for next Tuesday. Have a great weekend and Go Bucks!

Summer Session: June 12th

Here are updates on music from tonight’s summer session. 

  • Buckeye Technique 1: 216 bpm
  • Buckeye Technique 5: 156 bpm (with the ghost note)
  • No Joke Strokes: 168 bpm

Look at the following: 

  • Mellifluous
  • Nefarious
  • Ramp It Up
  • School Songs (Fight the Team, Buckeye Battle Cry, I Want to Go Back, etc.)

We’ll see bass drums tomorrow and everyone else on Thursday at 5!

Summer Sessions Announcement

We have a few updates for the upcoming weeks of summer sessions. In addition to our normal sectionals before summer sessions, Mark plans to have more personalized sectionals on Wednesday nights. This week, he plans to meet with bass drums from 6-8:30. Next week, he plans to meet with snare drums at the same time. Sections not involved are still welcome to attend and have separate sectionals. This will be discussed further on Tuesday.

Bass Drums     

June 13th:  6 – 8:30

Snare Drums     

June 20th:  6 – 8:30

Dates for Tenors and Cymbals will be decided soon.

If you are considering trying out on one of these instruments, even though it’s not your current instrument, you are still welcome to come and learn!