Grade Level: 9-12
Beginning band is a multi-leveled course for novice musicians to elect as a replacement for their study hall course so they can learn to play a woodwind or brass instrument. The course, designed to act as a bridge to a concert band experience, will include instruction on instrument care and maintenance, producing sounds, following rhythms, phrasing musical sentences, and repertoire for performances. Team building activities will also be included. Students do not need to own an instrument; they may rent one from the school. No prior instrumental experience is necessary.