This book is perfect for middle school and junior high bands! A thorough, easy-to-use band technique program, it provides material that is ideal for use in full band rehearsals, sectionals and private lessons. It can be used for rehearsal warm-up, chair placement auditions, sight-reading development, special skill development...in short, it will form an important part of your complete band curriculum. There are sixteen basic units, each in a different key, and each unit contains studies on intonation, scales, tonguing, rhythm, arpeggios, intervals, and harmony. In addition to the sixteen basic units, which cover eight major and eight minor keys, there are four concert chorales, advanced rhythm studies, a chromatic study, a step-by-step progress chart, a complete fingering chart for each instrument, and two pages of private lesson studies for each instrument. All in all, this is an especially well-organized and functional book that you will depend on year after year!