Custom Band Warm Up Vol. 1: Technique Essentials For Wind Band & Percussion



This product is electronically distributed.

Composed and arranged by Wayne R. Downey.
Percussion by Shawn Glyde.

A revolutionary approach to the symphonic and marching band warm up that will transform the beginning of your rehearsal into an efficient, quick paced learning experience for your students.

Customize your warm-up to accommodate the amount of time you have in your rehearsal day. Create your own warm-up or choose from one of these three options:

  • 10 minute Warm Up
  • 15 minute Warm Up
  • 20 minute Warm Up


Because these exercises were developed to create excellence in musical performance through repetition, listening to them is like watching paint dry. :) I would scan through the first 3:30 to get to the meat of the matter.

The exercises are written for the contemporary Marching Band with Battery Percussion and Mallet Keyboards. This package includes the Percussion Supplement.

Band Technical Skills

The exercises focus on the development of essential technical and physical skills necessary for success as a musical performer in the modern day symphonic and marching band.

  • Tone & Interval Accuracy
  • Breath Control
  • Woodwind Velocity
  • Brass Slurring
  • Finger & Slide Dexterity
  • Pitch & Tone Matching
  • Tuning (Tuning Progression Included)
  • Articulation
  • Tonguing
  • Tempo & Timing Control
  • Volume Development

Percussion Technical Skills

  • One-handed gradual warm ups with dynamics
  • Double beat exercises
  • Flam breakdowns
  • Timing patterns
  • Extended roll patterns
  • Advanced hybrid flam rudiments
  • Triplet grid type exercises
  • Bass drum split patterns and stacked unison patterns
  • Power diddles
  • Tenor scrapes and crossovers
  • Isolated flam control exercises

When asked about The Woodlands High School sudden rise into the ranks of the elite bands in the country Director Brett Johnson replied, "Wayne Downey's amazing new technique series titled: Technique Essentials: A Custom Symphonic & Marching Band Warm-Up was instrumental in bringing to our staff a fresh, new approach to teaching which elevated our students playing ability to the championship level."

Wayne Downey & Shawn Glyde

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