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  • All 7th & 8th band students will start the year in the Standard of Excellence Book.  After following the pass off lines listed in Bandalorian, classes will migrate to the Habits of a Successful Middle School Musician.  8th graders should be prepared to start this book 2nd nine weeks.  7th graders should be prepared to start this book 2nd semester.  

           

    Percussion students need to purchase the book "A Fresh Approach to the Snare Drum" by Mark Wessels. This is a sound percussion method book used for the progression of snare players, specifically challenging them in snare rudiments and reading.  

  • Progression into the new method book will differ for each class. 

    Both 7th and 8th graders will begin with the Standard of Excellence book during the first 9 weeks.  

    8th graders will transition from SOE into the Habits book during the first semester. 

    7th graders will transition from SOE into the Habits book after completing the progression chart they will receive during the first weeks of school.  Once this progression chart (Bandalorian) is completed, students will move into the Habits book. 

    All percussion students will work from the Approach to the Snare by Wessels.  This is a sound percussion method book used for the progression of snare players, specifically challenging them in snare rudiments and reading.