The Middle School Band curriculum is centered in music theory, sight reading, writing and performance.
This course begins with a review of basic music knowledge, parts of instrument, care of instrument, position, tone production, fingerings, basic note values, and music reading skills. Then the course will reinforce fundamentals and provide a foundation for the study and performance in band. Students will explore a variety of genres, periods and composers, to explore themselves the adventure and the power of playing, reading and writing music. Students will be expected to practice a number of hours and days per week. Students will learn the only way that their playing skills will develop is through practice.
Middle School Band will use THE STANDARD of EXCELLENCE BAND METHOD BOOK 1 which will have a strong performance-centered approach with music theory, music History, ear training, listening to composition, and improvisations.