| Grades 9-12
||Course # 2110
Class meets five times per week. Students will be taught proper instrumental and ensemble techniques. Emphasis is placed on the development of musicianship through progressive technical studies, the development of tone quality, phrasing, articulation, all major and minor scales, rhythmic patterns, meters, trills, and embellishments, and music reading skills. Emphasis is on age-appropriate musicianship/aesthetic response including rehearsal and concert etiquette, and responsibilities associated with membership in a performing organization. The repertoire for marching band and concert band will consist of traditional and contemporary literature, including transcriptions, marches, and show music. The students will rehearse a large variety of music and prepare selected pieces for performance, adjudication, and competition.
EXPECTATIONS: Extra rehearsals and performances are a vital and integral part of this course and are part of the course requirements and grading policy.