It was great to hear you all play this week. Hope you have a great week of practicing ahead, and I look forward to seeing you all next Thursday!
Continue practicing long tones in order to help with rounding out your tone. Support the sound from the diaphragm, make sure your shoulders are not rising when you inhale. Try to hold out the note for a longer duration of time, and really focus on making the crescendos and decrescendos as gradual and smooth as possible.
Practise the chromatic scale from the low Bb, up to high F (side keys or fork key figuring). Try going very slow and aim for consistency of sound throughout the various ranges, as well as accuracy. Practice the passages that you find most difficult (slow tempo, repetitive), and when you feel more confident with the harder parts try to put it all together and play the entire scale up and down with as minimal mistakes as you can.
Continue practicing the major scales (C, G, Bb, F