This course is designed to give the student an enriching and diverse instrumental music education. This class provides a number of performance opportunities for the student in a variety of settings, including Disneyland. The daily objective of the course is to foster and promote musical growth through the playing of an instrument by the student. As a member of the band program, group effort and cooperation is necessary to a successful program. Band is a skilled effort in which each students expected to show technical and musical growth throughout this course.

Each week throughout the year, the class will cover the following objectives: posture, playing position, breathing, tone quality, intonation, articulation, style, fingerings, syncopation, rhythm, rhythmic precision, dynamics, balance & blend, and phrasing. In addition, students will have weekly musical vocabulary and theory lessons.

Band Class FAQs


Do I have to practice my instrument in order to pass the class?

Yes, students are expected to practice. Your skills will not improve if you do not practice. In fact, a blank practice sheet cannot be turned in the teacher for your grade. Your grade is dependent on you practicing and keeping track of that time spent practicing.