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Band & Orchestra

Welcome to the Dwight D. Eisenhower High School Band and Orchestra webpage! The Band and Orchestra program at Dwight D. Eisenhower High School is comprised of five curricular course offerings: Performance Band (601), Honors Performance Band (602), Preparatory Band (605), Orchestra 1 (650), and Orchestra 2 (652). Students in each of these courses will be assessed on their musical proficiency through solo, small-group, and large-group evaluation. Members of each of these ensembles will be expected to perform at a variety of concerts throughout the year that take place outside of the regular school day. If you have questions about how to join any of these ensembles, please see Dr. Antos (x4095) in room 339 during the school day.
 
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PERFORMANCE BAND (601) AND HONORS PERFORMANCE BAND (602)
Handouts:
Concert Scales and Arpeggios:
Fingering Charts:
PREPARATORY BAND (605)
Preparatory Band Required Listening:
 
YouTube Links to Recordings:

Sonata pian’e forte (1597), by G. Gabrieli

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYmNWDp_jf0

 

Mvt. I from Serenade No. 10in Bb Major (1781), by W.A. Mozart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVVtFU6K9RQ

 

Irish Tune from County Derry (1918), by P. Grainger

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9Oeq4T_Gg0

 

Mvt. I from Symphony in Bb(1951), by P. Hindemith

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvVgCoORNHM

 

Rondino in Eb Major (1792), by L.v. Beethoven

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idnJF7gsunU

 

Mvt. II from Serenade in D Minor (1878), by A. Dvorak

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLgtMh7aOjQ

 

Mvt. I from Serenade in Eb Major (1881), by R. Strauss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCcrvqtAtpk

 

Overture in C (1792), by C.S. Catel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pUvmqCcZVY

 

Mvt. II from Grande Symphonie: Funebre et Triomphale (1840), by H. Berlioz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEWjoKJC29Y

 

Overture for Harmoniemusik (1826), by F. Mendelssohn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IRg5euJPus

 

The Bells from William Byrd Suite (1923), by G. Jacob

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPXGfox5Fp4

 

Colonial Song (1911), by P. Grainger

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiT9nrtZYLM

 

Americans We (1929), by H. Fillmore

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47mzmQYB4As

 

Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite (1913), by K. King

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTPtqNzu2j8

 

Toccata Marziale (1924), by R.V. Williams

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0z07gaYAB9s

 

Washington Post March (1889), by J.P. Sousa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mxrh1CrMmTY

 

Mvt. I from First Suite in Eb (1909), by G. Holst

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdd71Nfb_Pk

 

Lincolnshire Posy (1937), by P. Grainger

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICNgiUoZhEM&list=PLA7no0L9zTk74IQsNHFtVKFhpl9hQrrb_

 

Hammersmith (1930), by G. Holst

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nc5P6U44KQ

 

Suite Francaise (1944), by D. Milhaud

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRuzafUbHAU

 

Dionysiaques (1913), by F. Schmitt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhMMIrd-gR8

 

Theme and Variations, Op. 43a (1943), by A. Schoenberg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RtOdIsjcFc

 

Music for Prague: 1968 (1968), by K. Husa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp9K2JphLmI

 

…and the mountains rising nowhere (1977), by J. Schwantner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhsXdvQk8mw

 

Buffo from Spiel (1926), by E. Toch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqon1IdjQOs

 
ORCHESTRA 1 (650)
Orchestra 1 Required Listening:
 

YouTube Links to Recordings:

Mvt. IV from Symphony No. 9 (1824), by L.v. Beethoven

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChygZLpJDNE

 

Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (1894), by C. Debussy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR5OWN_ydIY

 

Spring from Four Seasons (1723), by A. Vivaldi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3nSvIiBNFo

 

Adagio for Strings (1936), by S. Barber

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3MHeNt6Yjs

 

Mvt. I from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (1787), by W.A. Mozart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rbz_thTJgM8

 

Mvt. I from Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 (1721), by J.S. Bach

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz_KFLHjquc

 

Mvt. I from Symphony No. 5 (1804-08), by L.v. Beethoven

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv2WJMVPQi8

 

Peer Gynt (1875), by E. Grieg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj7vHmejrPA

 

Mvt. IV from Symphony No. 9 (1893), by A. Dvorak

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHqtJH2f1Yk

 

Pierrot Lunaire (1912), by A. Schoenberg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd2cBUJmDr8

 

A Night on Bald Mountain (1867), by M. Mussorgsky

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OLAxpaZTGI

 

Mvt. IV, “March to the Scaffold”  from Symphonie Fantastique (1830), by H. Berlioz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roX70PAu3oA

 

Bolero (1928), by M. Ravel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZDiaRZy0Ak

 

Mvt. IV from Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter” (1788), by W.A. Mozart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fcly8-RGhgw

 

Peter and the Wolf (1936), by S. Prokofiev

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfM7Y9Pcdzw

 

Hallelujah from Messiah (1741), by G.F. Handel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUZEtVbJT5c

 

Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker (1892), by P.I. Tchaikovsky

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow4t3C_gCCY

 

The Rite of Spring (1913), by I. Stravinsky

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkwqPJZe8ms

 

The Beautiful Blue Danube (1866), by J. Strauss II

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ0fKOpow14

 

Promenade from Pictures at an Exhibition (1874), by M. Mussorgsky

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5r8sa863Ts

 

Requiem and Dies Irae (1791), by W.A. Mozart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neDnpgZPPvY

 

Requiem and Dies Irae (1874), by G. Verdi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXVsw8w7VeQ

 

Mvt. I from Symphony No. 1 (1855-76), by J. Brahms

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGRqIGOAPcE

 

Mars from The Planets (1914-16), by G. Holst

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXOanvv4plU

 

Carnival of the Animals (1886), by C. Saint-Saëns

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBGEf4urGNo

 

ORCHESTRA 2 (652)
Orchestra 2 Required Listening:
 
YouTube Links to Recordings:

Danse Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah (1877), by C. Saint-Saëns

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbkCfxnoY4A

 

Canon in D Major (1694), by J. Pachelbel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvNQLJ1_HQ0

 

Air on the G String from Orchestral Suite No. 3 (1717-23), by J.S. Bach

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzlw6fUux4o

 

Meditation from Thaïs (1894), by J. Massenet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luL1T1WQC2k

 

Hungarian Dance No. 5 (1869), by J. Brahms

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O192eo9zbT4

 

Vocalise, Op. 34 (1912), by S. Rachmaninoff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVyza9jzw18

 

Candide (1956), by L. Bernstein

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZPF5mPIpXU

 

Appalachian Spring (1944), by A. Copland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJYVH_kZkOk

 

Sorcerer’s Apprentice (1897), by P. Dukas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4yH4B9deok

 

O Fortuna from Carmina Burana (1937), by C. Orff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bfK_okpyos

 

Danse Macabre (1874), by C. Saint- Saëns

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71fZhMXlGT4

 

Infernal Dance fromThe Firebird (1910), by I. Stravinsky

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrMGqAmjbug&t=185s

 

Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre (1870), by R. Wagner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P73Z6291Pt8

 

1812 Overture (1880), by P.I. Tchaikovsky

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RN6g5reFmg

 

Can-Can from Orpheus in the Underworld (1858), by J. Offenbach

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZxUJXqbxYs

 

Mvt. IV, “Troika” from Lieutenant Kije (1934), by S. Prokofiev

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8MU2EDtO18

 

Sleigh Ride (1948), by L. Anderson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OATi34PKNPw

 

Radetzky March (1848), by J. Strauss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHFf7NIwOHQ

 

Mvt. I from Pines of Rome (1924), by O. Respighi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk2q8GU3ZsA

 

Mvt. V from Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor (1901-02), by G. Mahler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15WQNKhaCHY

 

Sheherazade (1888), by N. Rimsky-Korsakov

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQNymNaTr-Y

 

Overture from Barber of Seville (1816), by G. Rossini

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlrqdMXM0u0

 

Tritsch-Tratsch Polka (1858), by J. Strauss II

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuONBz7boBc

 

Overture from Marriage of Figaro (1786), by W.A. Mozart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jMQ4tFKjlg

 

Finlandia, Op. 26 (1899), by J. Sibelius

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOSaT6U4e-8