MUI301: Beginning Band (2010-2011)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Music
COURSE TITLE: Beginning Band
CALENDAR YEAR: 2010-2011
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
Major Concepts/Content: The beginning band course is designed to introduce students to the following: basic instrumental music techniques such as tone production, articulation, breath control, pitch discrimination; melodic and rhythmic concepts and patterns; practice skills and habits; solo, ensemble, and full group rehearsals; a variety of instrumental repertoire; opportunities for private instruction; experiences in performing; and sound practice habits.
Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities include, but are not limited to, the following instrumental music activities: demonstrating basic note-reading techniques; demonstrating tone production on all wind instruments; participating in exercises in rhythm patterns such as perception of two, three, and four-unit meter; demonstrating the ability to interpret the musical score and sight-read music notation instrumentally.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will be required to sight-read instrumental music in two, three-, and four-unit meters independently, and in-group ensemble.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of the beginning band course, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate an interest in learning to play a band instrument. .
- Understand and use the concepts of rhythm and staff.
- Demonstrate use of the concept of rhythm.
- Gain experience in performing.
- Demonstrate good practice habits.
- Demonstrate knowledge in the care of instruments.