Mr. Robert Cameron

Director of Bands

Montgomery High School

Room: M101/M102


Contact Info

Email: robert.cameron@misd.org

Phone: (936) 276-3000 ext. 3134

Conference Period: 12:13-12:58 PM

Distance Learning Tutorial Schedule: MTWTF 11-Noon

Picture of Mr. Cameron

Mr. Cameron is currently in his 15th year of teaching music in public schools in Texas and will be starting his 2nd year as Director of Bands at Montgomery High School. He received his bachelor's degree in Music Education from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. While attending SHSU, Robert Cameron studied Saxophone with Dr. Scott Plugge and Band Director Pedagogy/Conducting with Mr. Matthew McInturf. Also, during his time at SHSU, Robert Cameron was a repeated recipient of a music scholarship, Assistant Saxophone Section Leader, Head Saxophone Section Leader and Student Assistant to the Bearkat Marching Band, and winner of the Honors Recital with his saxophone quartet.  Mr. Cameron is also a graduate of Cy-Fair Senior High School and was a TMEA All-Area Saxophonist.

Working in Montgomery ISD, Mr. Cameron is director of the Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, and Jazz Band at Montgomery High School and also helps teach the Honors Band at Montgomery Junior High. Mr. Cameron also co-teaches the Symphonic Band with Mr. Heaton and teaches AP Music Theory.

Mr. Cameron's previous teaching service includes Douglas MacArthur High School (San Antonio, TX, 2005-2012), Waltrip High School (Houston, TX, 2012-2013) and Frank Black Middle School (Houston, Tx, 2012-2015). His previous teaching experience includes Marching Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble I, Jazz Ensemble II, Jazz Ensemble III, Jazz Combo, Woodwind Ensemble, and Brass Ensemble classes. Mr. Cameron has also been selected as a Summa Cum Laude Inspiring Teacher in 2008 and 2012.

At Frank Black Middle School, Mr. Cameron was solely responsible for teaching all beginner flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and percussion classes, as well as conducting the Pep, Cadet, Advanced, and Graduation Bands. Upon his departure from Frank Black Middle School, the band program had earned it's first concert band trophy and included 300+ students!

Mr. Cameron's band ensembles have received superior/excellent ratings at UIL and other contests in Texas. He has most recently helped the Montgomery High School Band earn their first sweepstakes trophy in Region 9 class 6A! Mr. Robert Cameron is also an active member of the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) and Texas Bandmasters Association (TBA). 

Mr. Cameron is very excited and thankful for the opportunity to continue building the Montgomery High School and Junior High instrumental music programs. When not teaching, Robert enjoys spending time with his wife, Melanie, and two sons, Robert and Harrison.


Montgomery High School Schedule

7:20-8:05 AM        =       Beginner Band

8:11-8:56 AM        =       Symphonic Band

9:02-9:53 AM        =       Wind Ensemble

9:59-10:44 AM      =       Jazz Band

10:50-11:42 AM    =       Honors Band @ MJH

11:42-12:07 PM    =       Lunch

12:13-12:58 PM    =       Conference Period or @ MJH

1:04-1:49 PM        =       Conference Period

1:55-2:40 PM        =       AP Music Theory

Week 1 Distance Learning Calendar
Assignments due on Monday, March 30th.

Wind Ensemble

-Concert C Major and F Major Scales at Quarter note = 120. Articulate up and slur down.

-Concord - Beginning to measure 98. Quarter note = 100.

All assignments are on SmartMusic. Those unable to utilize SmartMusic can submit their video recordings HERE.

 

Jazz Ensemble

-Exercises #10, #19, and #29 in the Essential Elements Jazz Method Book. Quarter note = 112. Those needing a physical copy of the book will have to wait until we are able to access the school to borrow one. I will let you know as soon as possible. 

All assignments are on SmartMusic. Those unable to utilize SmartMusic can submit their video recordings HERE.

 

AP Theory

-Breezin' Through Theory - Review Lessons in Chapter 5.

5-1, 5-2, 5-3 pertaining to dotted notes, syncopated notes, and triplets.

Then complete the following Mad Dash Drills - Chapter 5 1A, 2A, 3A, and 4A.

Week 2 Distance Learning Calendar
Assignments due on Friday, April 3rd.

Wind Ensemble

-Concert Bb Major and Eb Major Scales at Quarter note = 120.

-Concord - Measure 98 to Measure 135. Quarter note = 80.

All assignments are on SmartMusic. Those unable to utilize SmartMusic can submit their video recordings HERE.

 

Jazz Ensemble

-Exercises #30, #38, and #39 in the Essential Elements Jazz Method Book. Quarter note = 112. Those needing a physical copy of the book will have to wait until we are able to access the school to borrow one. I will let you know as soon as possible. 

All assignments are on SmartMusic. Those unable to utilize SmartMusic can submit their video recordings HERE.

 

AP Theory

Please review the following youtube videos on musical form. Take notes while you watch and send me a copy when you have completed all of the videos.

Strophic Form - CLICK HERE

Through-Composed Form - CLICK HERE

Binary and Ternary Form - CLICK HERE

Rounded Binary Form - CLICK HERE

Sonata-Allegro Form - CLICK HERE

Rondo Form - CLICK HERE

Theme and Variation - CLICK HERE, Theme and Variation on Harry Potter Themes - CLICK HERE

BONUS: Leonard Bernstein talks about how music has developed - CLICK HERE

Week 3 Distance Learning Calendar
Assignments due on Friday, April 10th. (Late by Monday, April 13th)

Wind Ensemble

-Ab Major and Db Major Scales at Quarter note = 120.

-Concord - Measure 135 to Measure 180.

All assignments are on SmartMusic. Those unable to utilize SmartMusic can submit their video recordings HERE.

 

Jazz Ensemble

-Exercises #41, #42, and #43 in the Essential Elements Jazz Method Book. Quarter note = 112. Students needing copies of music should email me directly.

All assignments are on SmartMusic. Those unable to utilize SmartMusic can submit their video recordings HERE.

 

AP Theory

Please see your email for the 2002 FR 5 and FR 6 Part Writing Assignments. Please complete 5/6 and email back to me by Friday. Practice the two sight singing examples that were also sent.

Week 4 Distance Learning Calendar
Assignments due on Friday, April 17th. (Late by Monday, April 20th)

Wind Ensemble

Assignment

TEKS

Gb/F# Major Scale at Quarter note = 120.

117.60, 117.61, 117.62, 117.63 – c, 2, A

Concord - Measure 180 to End 

117.60, 117.61, 117.62, 117.63 – c, 2, A

All assignments are on SmartMusic. Those unable to utilize SmartMusic can submit their video recordings HERE.

 

Jazz Ensemble

Assignment

TEKS

Essential Elements Jazz #44 at Quarter note = 112.

117.60, 117.61, 117.62, 117.63 – c, 2, A

Essential Elements Jazz #45 at Quarter note = 112.

117.60, 117.61, 117.62, 117.63 – c, 2, A

Students needing copies of music should email me directly.

All assignments are on SmartMusic. Those unable to utilize SmartMusic can submit their video recordings HERE.

 

AP Theory

Assignment

TEKS

2005 FR 5 Part Writing

117.60, 117.61, 117.62, 117.63 – c, 4, B

2005 FR 6 Part Writing

117.60, 117.61, 117.62, 117.63 – c, 4, B

Please see your email for the 2005 FR 5 and FR 6 Part Writing Assignments. Also, practice the two 2005 sight singing examples that were also sent.

Week 5 Distance Learning Calendar
Assignments due on Tuesday, April 28th.

Wind Ensemble

Assignment

TEKS

B Major Scale at Quarter note = 120.

117.60, 117.61, 117.62, 117.63 – c, 2, A

Practice your audition music (see email for parts) 

117.60, 117.61, 117.62, 117.63 – c, 2, A

Scale assignments are on SmartMusic and the audition music link has been emailed to you. Those unable to utilize SmartMusic can submit their video recordings HERE.

 

Jazz Ensemble

Assignment

TEKS

Essential Elements Jazz #50 at Quarter note = 112.

117.60, 117.61, 117.62, 117.63 – c, 2, A

Essential Elements Jazz #51 at Quarter note = 112.

117.60, 117.61, 117.62, 117.63 – c, 2, A

Students needing copies of music should email me directly.

All assignments are on SmartMusic. Those unable to utilize SmartMusic can submit their video recordings HERE.

 

AP Theory

Assignment

TEKS

Part Writing #1

117.60, 117.61, 117.62, 117.63 – c, 4, B

Part Writing #2

117.60, 117.61, 117.62, 117.63 – c, 4, B

Please see your email for the Part Writing 1 and 2 Assignments. Also, practice the two 2019 sight singing examples that were also sent.

Week 6 Distance Learning Calendar
Assignments due on Tuesday, May 5th.

Wind Ensemble

Assignment

TEKS

E Major Scale at Quarter note = 120.

117.60, 117.61, 117.62, 117.63 – c, 2, A

Practice your audition music (see email for parts) 

117.60, 117.61, 117.62, 117.63 – c, 2, A

Scale assignments are on SmartMusic and the audition music link has been emailed to you. Those unable to utilize SmartMusic can submit their video recordings HERE.

 

Jazz Ensemble

Assignment

TEKS

Essential Elements Jazz #53 at Quarter note = 112.

117.60, 117.61, 117.62, 117.63 – c, 2, A

Essential Elements Jazz #54 at Quarter note = 112.

117.60, 117.61, 117.62, 117.63 – c, 2, A

Students needing copies of music should email me directly.

All assignments are on SmartMusic. Those unable to utilize SmartMusic can submit their video recordings HERE.

 

AP Theory

Assignment

TEKS

Part Writing #3

117.60, 117.61, 117.62, 117.63 – c, 4, B

Part Writing #4

117.60, 117.61, 117.62, 117.63 – c, 4, B

Please see your email for the Part Writing 1 and 2 Assignments. Also, practice the two 2018 sight singing examples that were also sent.

We will also be taking the practice exam on May 4th. Details to be sent to your email.

Week 7 Distance Learning Calendar
Wind Ensemble Auditions Due May 6th, all other assignments due on Tuesday, May 12th.

Wind Ensemble

Assignment

TEKS

A Major Scale at Quarter note = 120.

117.60, 117.61, 117.62, 117.63 – c, 2, A

Upload your Wind Ensemble Audition

117.60, 117.61, 117.62, 117.63 – c, 2, A

Scale assignments are on SmartMusic and audition videos can be uploaded HERE. Those unable to utilize SmartMusic can submit their video recordings HERE.

 

Jazz Ensemble

Assignment

TEKS

Essential Elements Jazz #56 at Quarter note = 112.

117.60, 117.61, 117.62, 117.63 – c, 2, A

Essential Elements Jazz #57 at Quarter note = 112.

117.60, 117.61, 117.62, 117.63 – c, 2, A

Students needing copies of music should email me directly.

All assignments are on SmartMusic. Those unable to utilize SmartMusic can submit their video recordings HERE.

 

AP Theory

Assignment

TEKS

AP Practice Exam 1 - Part Writing

117.60, 117.61, 117.62, 117.63 – c, 4, B

AP Practice Exam 1 - Sight Singing

117.60, 117.61, 117.62, 117.63 – c, 4, B

Please take the AP Practice Exam using this link: AP PRACTICE EXAM 1

Upon completion your practice exam, email me your part writing and both sight singing examples (audio of both examples should be in one file).

Week 8 Distance Learning Calendar
All assignments due on Tuesday May 19th.

Wind Ensemble

Assignment

TEKS

Turn In School Owned Instrument/Clean Out Cubby

 

 

Jazz Ensemble

Assignment

TEKS

Turn in School Owned Instrument/Clean Out Cubby

 

AP Theory

Assignment

TEKS

Complete/Submit your AP Music Theory Exam

117.60, 117.61, 117.62, 117.63 – c, 4, B

The following is the guideline to a successful rehearsal in the Montgomery High School Band.

1. Enter the rehearsal hall courteously and orderly.

2. Selections to be rehearsed will be written on the board before rehearsal. Students are to put music in order.

3. Students will be considered tardy if they are not seated in the proper chairs and ready to rehearse when the director is ready to begin.

4. Concert attention will be observed when the director steps on the podium.

5. Students will not play their instruments without permission.

6. Students will not play other students’ instruments (this includes percussion).

7. Members should bring the following to each rehearsal:

     Instrument

     1” Black 3-Ring Personal Band Binder w/ page protectors and/or flip folder

     All music (including method book for your instrument)

     Pencil

    Any accessories needed (mutes, reeds, valve oil, etc.)


8. All school books, horn cases, and equipment not needed for rehearsal should be left in the instrument shelves or book shelves.

9. Absolutely no gum in the band hall under any circumstances: no food or drinks are allowed in the band hall unless authorized by the director.

10. Leave the band hall neater than you found it.

11. Music stands are for music. They are not to be leaned on, written on, or abused in any way.

12. If you go home sick, come to the band hall and get your instrument and music before you leave.

13. Under no circumstances does your instrument ever spend the night in the band hall or your locker. Your instrument will not practice by itself.

14. If your instrument is in the shop, please bring a note from home. You are still expected to attend section rehearsals. Have your mouthpiece and/or reeds; we may be able to supply a temporary instrument.

15. At the end of the school day, come to the band hall first or as soon as possible to get your instrument. If you come late, you will probably interfere with a rehearsal. If you must enter during a rehearsal, do so quietly.

16. Students who do not bring instruments to school will have points deducted from their final averages, will do a written assignment in class, or will have detention after school.

17. If you must enter a rehearsal late, or leave during a rehearsal, wait until the band stops playing to move in or out.

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