Middle School Band

Course Number: 
j720
Instructors: 
Mr. Michael Werner

Course Text: Pearson, Bruce. Standard of Excellence: Comprehensive Band Method. Books 2 and 3. Students are educated through the course text to expand on previously learned playing and reading skills. This developmental period demands students accelerate their musical knowledge by increasing their range of pitches, rhythmic vocabulary, knowledge of scales, and proficiency with new key signatures. Application of mature musical concepts such as tone quality, phrasing, and nuance are also explored as students gain awareness and sensitivity. Instruction takes place in the ensemble setting with rotating individual instruction to supplement the coursework. Students demonstrate progress and share gifts through school concerts and are introduced to public performance settings by attending a middle school music contest and other community performances.

Requirements
Instructor's Permission: 
Not required
Other Requirements: 
No other requirements
Misc. Course Information
Currently Offered: 
Course is currently offered.
Duration: 
Year Long
Credits: 
10
College Credit: 
Course is not available for college credit
Grade Level: 
7
Grade Level: 
8