7th-Grade Band Information

Welcome to 7th-Grade Band

Let's have a great year!

Weekly Lessons

Check out the band lesson schedule:
Lesson 1, September 12-16: CLICK HERE

7th Grade Lesson Groups - CLICK HERE
Practice Calendar: CLICK HERE

Questions? Send me an email at: jtwernbold@isd465.org

LMS Fall Concert: 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 17 at Bernie Aaker Auditorium

To prepare for our Fall Concert, it's extremely helpful to play along with recordings. Check back soon for recordings of our concert selections!

Band Ranks

Show off your skill by earning Band Ranks! Here's how it works:

  • To earn a rank, you must play the three required pieces perfectly. Each rank must be earned in the order listed below (e.g. Private first, then Corporal, then Sergeant), but you can play the three songs for each rank in any order, or even on different days.
  • Rank tests can be taken before school / after school, or by appointment.
  • If you do not pass a song for a rank test, you must wait at least one day before trying again.

The list of Band Ranks (in order), with the three songs required for each:

  1. Private: Concert Bb Scale, #22 "Largo" from Symphony No. 9, #35 The Wabash Cannonball
  2. Corporal: Concert Eb Scale, #46 Minka, Minka, #56 Minuet
  3. Seregant: Concert F Scale, #66 This Train, #70 The Thunderer
  4. Staff Sergeant: #100 Chromatic Scale, #75 Theme from "The Barber of Seville", #78 Sailor's Song
  5. Lieutenant: Concert Ab Scale, #85 Big Rock Candy Mountain, #93 Procession of the Nobles
  6. Captain: Concert C Scale, #112 Anvil Chorus from "Il Trovatore", #115 March of the Toreadors form "Carmen"
  7. Major: #117 The Stars and Stripes Forever, #126 Lisbon Bay, #131 Habanera from "Carmen"
  8. Colonel: #136 La Donna e Mobile from "Rigoletto", #137 When Johnny Comes Marching Home, #143 Triumphal March from "Aida"
  9. General: #148 Finale from Sympony No. 9 "From the New World", #153 The British Grenadiers, #154 March from "The Nutcracker"

  10. Questions? Send me an email at: jtwernbold@isd465.org