North Putnam Community School Corporation
Music K-12

Music - 8th Grade Band

8th Grade Band

Students taking Instrumental Music are provided with the opportunity to apply knowledge learned in the elementary music curriculum by beginning or continuing to play an instrument. Instruction is designed so that students connect, examine, imagine, define, try, extend, refine, and integrate music study into other subject areas. The instrumental classes provide instruction in any of the following areas: (1) strings, (2) woodwinds, (3) brass, (4) percussion, (5) guitar, and (6) keyboard instruments which include electronic and/or synthesizer-type instruments. Ensemble and solo activities are designed for students to develop basic elements of musicianship including, but not limited to: (1) tone production, (2) technical skills, (3) intonation, (4) music reading skills, (5) listening skills, (6) analyzing music; and (7) studying historically significant styles of literature. Experiences include, but are not limited to, improvising, playing by ear, and sight-reading. Students are given opportunities to participate in performances, outside of the school day, that support and extend the learning in the classroom.


Music Reading Advances

    Improving tone quality
The learner will be able to improve embouchre, long tone rehearsal resulting in improved tone quality. Percussionists continue work on proper stick placement/roll quality.
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Music Reading Advances North Putnam High School(a)
  

Solo performance advances

    Music Reading Advances
The learner will be able to sight-read on a regular basis. Perform complex key signatures. Understand musical form--the march, the overture and suite.
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Solo Performance Advances North Putnam High School(a)
  

Ensemble performance advances

    Solo Performance Advances
The learner will be able to perform in-class solos. Perform public solos. Participate in solo contest.
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Ensemble Performance Advances North Putnam High School(a)
  
    Ensemble Performance Advances
The learner will be able to perform as a member of small/large ensembles. Participate in ensemble/organization contest.
Strand Source
Ensemble Performance Advances North Putnam High School(a)
  

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