This course is an introductory course by which students are introduced to the maintenance, technique and rudiments of a selected band instrument. Concepts such as articulation. embouchure, blend, balance, tone and style are introduced to form a foundation of musical awareness that encourages expression, reflection and performance. Students will create, listen to, perform and understand music demonstrating historical and cultural contexts. Students will develop an understanding and appreciation of thoughts, images and feelings used to express and create music as well as define elements of expression such as: harmony, rhythm, melody, texture, dynamics, tempo, and timbre.
*Note: While some instruments are available through the school, most students will be required to provide their own instrument. Assistance for renting or purchasing a musical instrument will be provided at term start.