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Beginner Band

6th Grade (Beginning) Band:  During the course of the year, 6th grade students are introduced to all wind and percussion instruments. Students will become familiar with their instrument and instrument care along with performance technique.  Students will learn the fundamentals of music notation and reading, music appreciation and history and aesthetic appreciation of the arts.  Performances will include group playing and community concerts.

Objectives:

Knowledge and Comprehension

Understanding the theoretical basis of music, developing an understanding of musical themes, understanding the impact of historical and cultural views through music study

Application

Demonstration of new concepts through performance, expression of aesthetic development through creative outlets, developing novel musical ideas through solo and group activities

Analysis

Developing aesthetic considerations through musical studies, forming subjective perspectives of musical works and performers

Evaluation and Creation

Using feedback and discussion to support creative development, evaluating and assessing work for aesthetic development