Beginning Concert Band
Meets during WHITE 3
Open to students in grades 7-12
The beginning concert band provides students 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 elements of musicianship including tone production, technical skills, intonation, music reading skills, listening skills, analyzing music, studying historically significant styles of literature, and integration of other applicable disciplines. Experiences include improvising, conducting, playing by ear, and sight-reading. Students develop the ability to understand and convey the composer’s intent in performance of music.
During the first semester, students meet in either Beginning Woodwinds & Percussion class (WHITE 2) or Beginning Brass class (BLUE 1). The two classes combine during the second semester in the Beginning Concert Band.