BAND LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

LEVEL 1

*  Instrument care oral test (cleaning, greasing, lubing, etc.)

*  All instruments:  2 major scales of your choice,  1 octave

*  Band method book 1 mostly completed with a comprehension of musical concepts 

   covered, and ready to perform

 

LEVEL 2

*  Six major scales of your choice, 1 octave  (♩=52)  

*  Chromatically play full range of notes used by end of book 2

*  Band method book 2 mostly completed with a comprehension of musical concepts 

    covered, and ready to perform

*  Musicianship and Theory Evaluation

 

LEVEL 3

*  Required major scales vary with each instrument. Ask for yours.

*  Technical exercises from the Foundations book in above keys

*  Chromatic scale, 2 octaves, in triplets, ♩=52, beginning on any note of your choice

*  Sightreading

*  Prepared selection for Level 3  (Ask for it.)

*  Musicianship and Theory Test

 

LEVEL 4

*  All 12 major scales

*  Technical exercises from the Foundations book in all keys

*  Chromatic scale, 2 octaves, in triplets, ♩=80, beginning on any note of your choice

*  Sightreading

*  Prepared selection for Level 4  (Ask for it.)

*  Musicianship and Theory Test

 

LEVEL 5

*  Same scale requirements as Level 4 with scales played at ♩=160

*  Same chromatic scale requirements & technical exercises as Level 4

*  All melodic minor scales 

*  Sightreading

*  Prepared selection for Level 5  (Ask for it.)

*  Musicianship and Theory Exam

 

LEVEL 6

*  Same scale requirements as Level 5 including technical exercises

*  Chromatic scale, appropriate full range to the instrument

*  All natural, harmonic & melodic minor scales

*  Sightreading

*  Prepared selection for Level 6  (Ask for it.)

*  Musicianship and Theory Exam

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