Symphonic Band is an advanced music course available to 10th-12th grade students. Placements into this class are made by auditions with Mr. Nishida. This class follows Concert Band in the music program.
2023-2024 Symphonic Band Syllabus
Prerequisite: Audition/consent of instructor.
The focus of this class is a continuation of intermediate/advanced instrumental techniques using a wide spectrum of intermediate/advanced wind band literature. This class will include a more in depth study of musical elements, 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: Symphonic Band Syllabus