MUI302: Intermediate Band (2011-2012)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Music
COURSE TITLE: Intermediate Band
CALENDAR YEAR: 2011-2012
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
SUGGESTED PREPARATION: Beginning Band
Major Concepts/Content: The intermediate band course is designed to acquaint students with inter-mediate to advanced instrumental music skills which include, but will not be limited to, the following con- tent: intermediate to advanced level sight-reading skills; discrimination of pitch; absolute essentials for playing in tune; intermediate to advanced rhythm concepts and patterns; techniques for achieving the essentials of unity, balance, and contrast in performing instrumental music; the study of all major and minor scales; the opportunity of performing a variety of good musical repertoire; and listening skills development.
Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities will include, but not limit in scope, the following processes: demonstrating melodic and rhythmic sight-reading patterns; playing, at sight and independently, musical passages in low, middle, and upper registers; demonstrating knowledge in the use and care of the instrument; demonstrating playing in tune; performing duple- and triple-meter music: emphasizing measure unit with accent; following critical markings of musical scores; performing independently all major and minor scales; and responding correctly to melodic and rhythmic aural dictation exercises.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will be required to perform successfully instrumental music, independently, and in-group ensemble, by observing all critical markings of interpretation.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of the inter-mediate band course, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate intermediate to advanced instrumental skills.
- Demonstrate intermediate to advanced music-reading skills,
- Exercise discrimination regarding pitch and tuning.
- Continue study of major and minor scales.