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. Instruction is designed to enable students to connect, examine, imagine, define, try, extend, refine, and integrate music study into other subject areas. Ensemble and solo activities are designed to develop elements of musicianship including, but not limited to: (1) tone production; (2) technical skills; (3) intonation; (4) music reading skills; (5) listening skills; (6) analyzing music; and (7) studying historically significant styles of literature. Experience includes, but is not limited to, improvising, conducting, playing by ear, and sight-reading. Students are given opportunities to develop the ability to understand and convey the composer’s intent in order to connect the performer with the audience.
Students also have the opportunity to experience live performances by professionals during and outside of the school day. Time outside of the school day may be scheduled for dress rehearsal and performance. 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. The concert is composed of the woodwind, brass, percussion, and concert band classes.
The performance attire for the concert band is selected at the beginning of each year by the director. Students are responsible for obtaining the appropriate attire for performances.
Please refer to the Music Department Calendar for scheduled performances.