Department of Defense Education Activity

MUI101: Beginning Band M (2017)

Aligned to the NCAS (National Common Core Art Standards), the Beginning Band M (year-long) 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; sound practice skills and habits; solo, ensemble, and full group rehearsals; a variety of instrumental repertoire; experiences in performing; basic techniques for composition; basic understanding of repertoire selection; basic improvisation skills; simple ways to respond to music.