Beginning Band

Students will be given a choice of instruments to play for this class.  Choices will include most of the wind instrument family and percussion and Electric Bass Guitar. Proper embouchure is taught, reinforced and corrected if necessary and good tone quality is stressed and developed.  Chromatic scale is introduced as well as enharmonic notes and scales.  Technical playing introduces the eighth note and rest patterns and the dotted rhythm patterns as well.  Pop tunes are introduced in the second semester to prepare for the third year in the Advanced Band.  Performances are not stressed but anticipated for the end of the year concert and the All District performance.