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Band Courses

Band 1

This course shall provide students with opportunities to develop musicianship skills in band, marching band, and instrumental ensembles through performance.  Students shall develop skills in characteristic tone production (standard woodwind, brasswind or percussion instruments), band performance techniques, musical literacy and music appreciation.  After school rehearsals and performances are a part of this course.

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Band 2

This course shall provide students with opportunities to develop musicianship skills in band, marching band, and instrumental ensembles through performance.  Students shall develop skills in characteristic tone production (standard woodwind, brasswind or percussion instruments), band performance techniques, musical literacy and music appreciation.  After school rehearsals and performances are a part of this course.

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Band 3

This course shall provide students with opportunities to develop musicianship skills in band, marching band, and instrumental ensembles through performance.  Students shall develop skills in characteristic tone production (standard woodwind, brasswind or percussion instruments), band performance techniques, musical literacy and music appreciation.  After school rehearsals and performances are a part of this course.

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Band 4

This course shall provide students with opportunities to develop musicianship skills in band, marching band, and instrumental ensembles through performance.  Students shall develop skills in characteristic tone production (standard woodwind, brasswind or percussion instruments), band performance techniques, musical literacy and music appreciation.  After school rehearsals and performances are a part of this course.

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Band 5 Honors

This course provides large group instruction and performance experiences in wind and percussion instruments.  Major emphasis of study will focus on continuing skill development, conceptual understanding and aesthetic appreciation needed to perform selected literature.  Activities will include marching (unless not offered at the school), concerts, festivals, etc.  As an honors course, the focus will be on cooperative learning as well as individualized instruction, student leadership, a written comprehensive examination and musical skills evaluation through ensemble performance, individual solo performance, conducting experiences, and written critiques.

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Band 6 Honors

This course provides large group instruction and performance experiences in wind and percussion instruments.  Major emphasis of study will focus on continuing skill development, conceptual understanding and aesthetic appreciation needed to perform selected literature.  Activities will include marching (unless not offered at the school), concerts, festivals, etc.  As an honors course, the focus will be on cooperative learning as well as individualized instruction, student leadership, a written comprehensive examination and musical skills evaluation through ensemble performance, individual solo performance, conducting experiences, and written critiques.

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