• Merrillville High School
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    Concert Band, Advanced A
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    Course Expectations, Goals & Routines

    Supplies: 70 page Spiral Norebook
                    3 ring Binder
                    Pencils
     
    Expectations: School ID Must be visible at all times
                           Be Responsible: Have all your classroom materials with you aand be on time to class.
                           Be Respectful: Treat others as you would like to be treated. Keep your hands to yourself.
                           Be Safe: Clean up your own mess.
     
    Routine: Class begins when the bell rings.
                  Warm-ups
                  Rehearse all music pertaining to the season we are in.
     
    Grading Policy: Daily Effort/Participation/Supplies:        25% of grading period
                             Any Extra Rehearsals:                         25% of grading period
                             Performances/Final Playing Test          50% of grading period
     
    Semester Grade: Grading Period 1                                40% of final grade
                                 Grading Period 2                                40% of final grade
                                 Performance/Final Playing Test         20% of final grade
     
    Course Description
     

    CONCERT BAND, ADVANCED (L)                                               

    Advanced Concert Band is based on the Indiana Academic Standards for High School Instrumental Music. This course provides students with a balanced comprehensive study of music through the concert band, which develops skills in the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains. Ensemble and solo activities are designed to develop elements of musicianship including tone production, technical skills, intonation, music reading skills, listening skills, analyzing music, studying historically significant styles of literature, and integration of other applicable disciplines. Experiences include improvising, conducting, playing by ear, and sight-reading. Students develop the ability to understand and convey the composer's intent in performance of music. Time outside of the school day may be scheduled for rehearsals and performances. A limited number of public performances may serve as a culmination of daily rehearsal and musical goals. Students are required to participate in performance opportunities outside of the school day that support and extend learning in the classroom.

    ·         Prerequisites: Beginning and Intermediate Concert Band or director approval

    ·         Grade level: 10 – 12

    ·         Credits: 3 trimester course for 3 credits

    ·         Fulfills requirement for 1 of 2 Fine Arts credits for Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma

    ·         Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

    ·         A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

     
     
    Week
    Standards
    Instructional Content
    Activities, Readings, Labs, Interactive Notes, Assignments, etc.
    Assessments
    Other
    1
    1.1 - 2.1 - 2.2 - 2.3 - 2.4
    Marching Band Music and Drill/Marching Band Rehearsals
    Weekly Marching Band Rehearsals
    First performance: Home Football Game #1
     
    2
    1.1 - 2.1 - 2.2 - 2.3 - 2.4
    Marching Band Music and Drill.Marching Band Rehearsals
    Weekly Marching Band Rehearsals. Have Cinema Italiano memorized
    Performance: Home Football Game #2
     
    3
    1.1 - 2.1 - 2.2 - 2.3 - 2.4
    Marching Band Music and Drill/Marching Band Rehearsals
    Weekly Marching Band Rehearsals
    Playing Test: Cinema Italiano
     
    4
    1.1 - 2.1 - 2.2 - 2.3 - 2.4
    Marching Band Music and Drill/Marching Band Rehearsals
    Weekly Marching Band Rehearsals. Have Sway memorized.
    Performance: Home Football Game #3
     
    5
    1.1 - 2.1 - 2.2 - 2.3 - 2.4
    Marching Band Music and Drill/Marching Band Rehearsals
    Weekly Marching Band Rehearsals. Have Brazil memorized.
    Performance: KVHS Marching Band Invitational
     
    6
    1.1 - 2.1 - 2.2 - 2.3 - 2.4
    Marching Band Music and Drill/Marching Band Rehearsals
    Weekly Marching Band Rehearsals
    Performance: Home Football Game #4 - and - Crown Point Marching Band Invitational
     
    7
    1.1 - 2.1 - 2.2 - 2.3 - 2.4
    Marching Band Music and Drill/Marching Band Rehearsals
    Weekly Marching Band Rehearsals
    Performance: North Judson/San Pierre Marching Band Invitational
     
    8
    1.1 - 2.1 - 2.2 - 2.3 - 2.4
    Marching Band Music and Drill/Marching Band Rehearsals
    Weekly Marching Band Rehearsals
    Performance: ISSMA Marching Band Festival
     
    9
    1.1 - 2.1 - 2.2 - 2.3 - 2.4
    Marching Band Music and Drill/Begin Holiday Music
    Weekly Marching Band Rehearsals. Read through Holiday Music.
    Performance: Home Football Game #5
     
    10
    1.1 - 2.1 - 2.2 - 2.3 - 2.4
    Continue Holiday Music
    Major Scale Studies/Rehearse Holiday Music
    Major Scales Test
     
    11
    1.1 - 2.1 - 2.2 - 2.3 - 2.4
    Holiday Music Preparation
    Major Scale Studies/Rehearse Holiday Music
    Major Scales Test
     
    12
    1.1 - 2.1 - 2.2 - 2.3 - 2.4
    Holiday Music preparation/Final Playing Test
    Major Scale Studies/Rehearse Holiday Music
    Major Scales Test