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MUI301: Beginning Band (2012-2013)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Music
COURSE TITLE: Beginning Band
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
CODE: MUI301
TYPE: GF
CREDITS:
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.