Beginning Band is designed to teach the student the basics of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. The student will learn to count basic rhythms, tone production techniques, note reading for the basic range of each instrument, playing in an ensemble and beginning sight reading. The student will be given the opportunity to perform both in an ensemble and as a soloist.
Grades will be determined on an accumulated point system with points awarded based on performance through weekly playing tesst and on a daily basis through class participation. One concert will be given each semester and included in that semester's grade.