Prerequisite: Intermediate Concert Band or comparable instrument study.
Students taking this course are provided with a balanced comprehensive study of music through the concert band, which develops skills in the psychomotor, cognitive and affective domains. Ensemble and solo activities are designed to develop and build upon elements of musicianship including, but not limited to, tone production, technical skills, intonation, music reading skills, listening skills, analyzing music and studying historically significant styles of music literature. In addition, students perform, with expression and technical accuracy, a large and varied repertoire of concert band literature that is developmentally appropriate. Evaluation of music and music performances is included. A limited number of public performances may serve as a culmination of daily rehearsal and musical goals. Students are required to participate in performance opportunities outside of the school day that support and extend learning in the classroom. Advanced students will be held to a higher standard of technical ability, musicianship and leadership.