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Beginning Band

(Year Long Course)

This course is designed to further the knowledge of 6th grade band students who have taken beginning band in the 5th grade or students in the 7th and 8th grade who are interested in learning an instrument. We use the Standard of Excellence, Book 1 by Bruce Pearson which is a band method that follows the state standards for instrumental music in the public school system. This class teaches students to perform music on woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. These instruments include the flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba and drums. There are 2 performances; one is the Holiday Concert in December and the other is the Area Concert in May.