The following links and downloads are resources to assist students. In the world of music, there are several different beliefs and methodologies of instruction. Therefore, understand that these are meant to be resources that lead you down a direction to excellence. When gaining experience with other instructors, their philosophy and/or beliefs of music may be different.

“Your goal everyday is to be better than the you of yesterday.”

Recomendations and Sugestions


The Brighton Bands webpage –
Brighton Middle School –
Brighton High School –
Tipton County Schools –
West Tennessee State Band Orchestra Association –
JWPepper (Music Store with recordings of concert music) –
Music Theory Practice –
U.S. Army Masterclasses –
Drum Corps International –
Winter Guard International –
WGI Zone (Free WGI Videos) –
Music for All –
Music Professor (Online Lesson Videos) –
Sight Reading Factory –


Instrument Care

Flute –
Oboe and Bassoon –
Clarinet –
Saxophone –
Piston Valved Brass –
Horn –
Trombone –


Instrument Guides

These guides are developed to help students improve over the course of time. In this world of instant gratification, we often rush through many processes. It is best to read over the sections of your guide as you get to it in your class. This will insure the best possible learning experience.

Multiple Tonguing and Vibrato – See Mr. Mayo and he will evaluate if you are ready for this information
Percussion Resources:


2015-2016 Rhythm Sheet

Below are the 7th and 8th grade Warm-ups and rhythm sheet for the 2015-2016 school year.


BMS Rhythms V3



Tips, Data, and Handouts

Below are various tips and resources pertaining to band.

Practice Guide for Band

Practice Tips for Musicians

Sight Reading Tips

All West Tips

McBeth Pyramid of Sound

Master of the Alphabet

Musicality and Phrasing Quick Guide


Music Theory

Below are music theory resources.

Triad Chord Construction and Figured Bass



The Harmonic Series, Intonation, and Tuning

Below is a fingering are resources dealing with the harmonic series, intonation, and tuning.
Ask/Email Mr. Mayo for a fingering chart that can help with intonation.
When mapping Intonation, it is recommended to play a passage containing that pitch and hold that pitch in the passage. Also, consider each dynamic level when playing as this can effect intonation. It is recommended to map your intonation every few moths and to do it at multiple dynamic levels.


Scales, Fingering Charts, and Rudiments

Below are scale sheets, fingering charts, and rudiment pdfs.

For a copy of minor scales, ask Mr. Mayo.


Ear Training

Below are websites, apps, and a chart to help with ear development.
Music Theory Interval Training –
Musical Mind –
Relative Pitch Interval Ear Trainer, Tenuto, InTune, TuneUp, A.P.S. Tuning Trainer

Interval Reference Chart


Metronome Tracks

Below is a link to metronome tracks to be used for practicing.