Introduction to Band
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
This is an entry-level instrumental music class designed to teach students who have little to no previous musical training how to read music and play a traditional band instrument, such as flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, or percussion. Students learn basic music theory, musical terms, proper playing technique, and individual and ensemble performance skills. Students perform in two required performances throughout the year: one in the winter and one in the spring. This course helps to prepare students for other instrumental ensembles such as Concert Band or Jazz Band I.