• Requirements

    The student must have at least 2 years of previous experience in band or have had a substantial period of private lessons on a band instrument.

    Area of Focus

    • Develop an interest in and appreciation of instrumental music. 
    • Develop skills in reading notation and use of musical vocabulary, leading to the development of a comprehensive understanding of the elements of music and their relationship.
    • Develop correct habits in posture, wind or percussion techniques, and care and maintenance of a musical instrument.
    • Develop discriminating listening and performing skills in tone, intonation, and ensemble blend and balance.
    • Function in a musicianship role through composing, performing, listening to, and evaluating musical works.
    • Participate in performances of instrumental music utilizing a wide repertoire of music literature.
    • Develop a positive director-student relationship.
    • Become a lifetime musician and advocate of the arts.