Band 10S (BND10S)
This one credit course is open to all Grade 9 students who love to make instrumental music. The course is mainly rehearsal based, in preparation for performances. Students will learn the essentials of good playing and ensemble technique, through emphasis on proper posture, breath support, reading music notation, listening across the band, and playing with focused energy. Class time is also spent on learning about music theory and history. It is structured so that students meet on alternate days for the full year. Various local tour and concert performances are included throughout the year.
- Specific topics are taught through playing and performing in class. Topics addressed include an understanding of pitch, rhythm, timbre, dynamics, texture, and form. Students will leave with a basic understanding of composition, music history and music appreciation. We will focus on creating solid habits and attitudes of a successful musician. The goal for this course is to balance the love of music making with the necessary skills to create it.