Time: 50 minutes
Rehearsal Objective: To improve intonation and enhance expressive dynamic contrast in contest literature.
1. Set-up and instrument assembly.
--Basketball game on Friday.
--Review basketball game schedule/playing procedures.
--Jazz band performance next week.
--Long tones on concert Bb major scale (drone on "do").
--Tuning: Listening, address major issues that require adjustment.
--Compound meter Eb major scale (varied rhythms and articulations).
--Sight-read simple chorale, focusing on phrasing.
4. Literature rehearsal: march.
--Focus on the coda section, then run the entire piece.
--Be prepared to isolate flutes and piccolo parts.
5. Literature rehearsal: programmatic piece (arrangement based on a folk song)
--Concentrate on middle legato section.
--Focus on phrasing, dynamics, intonation, and blend.
6. Put away instruments.
--Play professional recording of the march piece as students are disassembling
their instruments and preparing to leave.