Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1989 Guide Badge Book - Band Badge


1) Play regularly in a marching band.

2) Play three prepared pieces for a total duration of between 6 and 9 minutes.  These must display a fair amount of pitch, dynamics, rhythmic content and good tonal control.

3) Explain the rudiments of musical notation needed by you to work out how a piece should be played from notation (not sight reading).  This should cover:

I) Lines and spaces of stave including clefs.

ii) Note values.

iii) Time and key signatures.

4) Explain the range of notes of your instrument in relation to piano (organ) keyboard.  If you are a drummer you should have knowledge of flams, drags, paradiddles, and should be able to play a good smooth roll with crescendo and diminuendo.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Band Badge

To get your Band Badge, you must complete one of the parts.
Part I Marching Bands
1) Play regularly in a marching band.
2) Play three prepared pieces for a total duration of six to nine minutes.  The pieces must display a fair amount of pitch, dynamics, rhythmic content and good tonal control.
3) Explain the rudiments of musical notation necessary for you to play a piece from notation (not sight reading).  This should cover:
a) the lines and spaces of a stave including the clefs
b) note values
c) time and key signatures
4) Explain the range of notes of your instrument in relation to a piano (organ) keyboard.  If you are a drummer, you must know about flams, drags and paradiddles.  You must also be able to play a good smooth roll with crescendo and diminuendo.

Part II Drum Major
1) Play regularly with your marching band.
2) Name up to six instruments which are played in the band.
3) Lead and direct the and on parade displaying the following:
a) drill and deportment
b) mace drill - correct signs for Halt, Mark time, Cut off music etc. 
c) words of command:
* band - by the centre (left or right), quick march.
* band - left (or right) wheel
* band - halt.

Part III Band
1) Play regularly in a band.
2) Play three prepared pieces for a total duration of six to nine minutes.  The pieces must display a fair amount of pitch, dynamics, rhythmic content and good tonal control.
3) Explain the rudiments of musical notation necessary for you to play a piece from notation (not sight reading).  This should cover:
a) the lines and spaces of a stave including the clefs
b) note values
c) time and key signatures
4) Explain the range of notes of your instrument in relation to a piano (organ) keyboard.  If you are a percussionist you must know about flams, drags and paradiddles.  You must also be able to play a good smooth roll with crescendo and diminuendo.
1995 Guide Badge Book - Band Badge

To qualify for this badge, you must complete one of the Parts.
Part I Marching Bands
1) Play regularly in a marching band.
2) Play three prepared pieces for a total duration of six to nine minutes.  The pieces must display a fair amount of pitch, dynamics, rhythmic content and good tonal control.
3) Explain the rudiments of musical notation necessary for you to play a piece from notation (not sight reading).  This should cover:
a) the lines and spaces of a stave including the clefs
b) note values
c) time and key signatures.
4) Explain the range of notes of your instrument in relation to a piano (organ) keyboard.  If you are a drummer, you must know about flams, drags and paradiddles.  You must also be able to play a good smooth roll with crescendo and diminuendo.
Part II Drum Major
1) Play regularly in a marching band.
2) Name up to six instruments which are played in the band.
3) Lead and direct the band on parade displaying the following:
a) drill and deportment
b) mace drill - signs for halt, mark time, cut off music, etc.
c) words of command:
* band - by the centre (left or right), quick march
* band - left (or right) wheel.
* band - halt.
Part III Band
1) Play regularly in a band.
2) Play three prepared pieces for a total duration of six to nine minutes.  The pieces must display a fair amount of pitch, dynamics, rhythmic content and good tonal control.
3) Explain the rudiments of musical notation necessary for you to play a piece from notation (not sight reading).  This should cover:
a) the lines and spaces of a stave including the clefs
b) note values
c) time and key signatures
4) Explain the range of notes of your instrument in relation to a piano (organ) keyboard.  If you are a drummer, you must know about flams, drags and paradiddles.  You must also be able to play a good smooth roll with crescendo and diminuendo.
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