Concert Band is open to all 9th -12th grade band musicians who play or are working on a primary or secondary instrument. This class is a prerequisite for Symphonic Band.
2023-2024 Concert Band Syllabus
Prerequisite: Open to all students with previous music experience on a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument or students developing a second instrument.
The focus of this class is to develop instrumental techniques, using a wide spectrum of wind band literature. The class will include elements of music theory, historical and cultural context, and connections to other disciplines.
Course Objectives (Students will be able to):
Demonstrate technical skills on their instrument.
Identify, define, and perform expressive qualities on their instrument.
Perform appropriate technical skills and expressive qualities on their instrument based on style, genre, and context.
Develop, apply, and refine effective individual practice and group rehearsal strategies.
Develop and apply criteria for self and group assessment of performances.
Define criteria used to select appropriate music for the ensemble.
Instrumental Music Program Mission Statement:
The San Ramon Valley High School Instrumental Music Program strives to provide a comprehensive and enriching experience for all students. We meet the individual needs of each student by maintaining a curriculum that is rigorous, standards-based, diverse, and equitable. Our ensembles make positive contributions to social-emotional health, honor individual identity as assets to the group, as well as maintain an inclusive environment and supportive community.
For the full Syllabus, please see the following link: Concert Band Syllabus