Advanced Band is aligned to DoDEA College and Career Ready Standards Arts, CCRSA (National Core Art Standards, NCAS).The Advanced Band (year-long) course is designed to acquaint students with advanced instrumental music skills. The content includes, but is not limited to, the following: the interpretation and analysis of musical scores; the application of musical nuances in playing from a score; independent performance of all major and minor scales; advanced rhythm patterns; performance as a soloist and in small and large group ensembles; a variety of music repertoire including style, periods, forms, electronic music; intermediate to advanced level sight-reading exercises; and introduction to computer/synthesizer musical composition.
Course Note: Enrollment in this course requires permission of the Band Director and may require an audition. This course satisfies the Fine Arts (1 credit) graduation requirement. Repeatable Course - Subsequent Enrollment Requires More Rigor.