Music Memory Tests

Music and Memory Tests

Music memory tests over full band warm-ups, the fight song, the star spangled banner, the alma mater, the chinese national anthem, as well as contest music will begin during pre-band rehearsals in late July. Specific days and times will be announced at the beginning of pre-band. Students need to make sure and have this material learned and memorized correctly for the first day of rehearsal. Music memory tests will continue throughout the semester on the show music used for contests and the parade music used near the holiday season.

All current music is now available for brass & woodwinds to download via a DropBox Folder - Percussion will not receive their music until percussion camp in July. Music includes the Full Band Warm Ups, Jenks Fight Song, Jenks Alma Mater, Star Spangled Banner, Chinese National Anthem, Show Music Part 1, Show Music Part 2, and Show Music Part 3. Also included in this folder is a list of sections and part assignments. Students will need to look at this list before downloading their music. Keep in mind that part assignments may slightly change after tenor sax, bari sax, and 1st trumpet auditions - but for now use this list. Part distributions may be different for various songs. For example - some songs there are only two clarinet parts, but others have three. Make sure you check each song and download the correct part. Sometime the 2nd and 3rd parts are on the same music. When notes divide, 2nds play top notes and 3rds play the bottom notes. If there is only one set of notes, everyone plays those notes. Students listed as euphonium should download the baritone part. Students listed as marching baritone should download either the 2nd or 3rd trombone part (depending on how many parts are on each song). The show music does have alternate parts listed for some instruments. Do not use these parts. 

There is no new information regarding auditions for tenor sax and bari sax. These may be done in the summer or when pre-band begins. Auditions for 1st trumpet part will most likely take place at the beginning of pre-band. 

16 counts have been added to the beginning of Part 2. New music is available in the DropBox Folder and recording is available below. 

2019 Marching Band Music DropBox Folder for download

MP3 Recording of Show Music - Part 1 (includes Battery and Front Ensemble Parts)
MP3 Recording of Show Music - Part 2 (includes Battery and Front Ensemble Parts)
MP3 Recording of Show Music - Part 3 (includes Battery and Front Ensemble Parts)
MP3 Recording of Show Music - Part 4 (includes Battery and Front Ensemble Parts)
MP3 Recording of Show Music - Part 5 (includes Battery and Front Ensemble Parts)

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Music memory tests will begin at the beginning of Pre-Band Rehearsals. Memory tests will be conducted at both morning and evening rehearsals. Testing will begin with the Full Band Warm Ups. Every student will play this for a director. Once completed, then testing will begin on the next song. The order of songs for memory test is:

Full Band Warm Ups
Fight Song
Star Spangled Banner
Alma Mater
Chinese National Anthem

Memory Test for show music will begin soon after these five songs have been completed. The schedule for Testing dates for each part are listed as below:

Part 1 - August 8th
Part 2 - August 13th or 14th (wwds m58-65, quarter = 110)
Part 3 - August 26th (wwds Part 2 m58-65, quarter = 124)
Part 4 - September 3rd (wwds Part 2 m58-65, quarter = 138)
Part 5 - September 16th (wwds Part 2 m58-65, quarter = 156)