Adair County Bands 2019-20
The goal of the Adair County High School Band: The attempt and design of these course offerings is to provide instruction via performance, listening to, and analyzing music.
STUDENT “I WILL…….”STATEMENTS
1) Create and notate answers in similar style to music phrases
2) Improvise melodic embellishments and variations on given melodies---
3) Listen, analyze and notate short pieces of music demonstrating unity/variety, tension/release, and balance---
4) Play a given piece of music on sight and with practice---
5) Interpret music notation and symbols-
6) Compare and contrast the quality of compositions and performances, using specific musical terms and elements to describe their technical and expressive qualities--
7) Maintain proper knowledge of the elements of music and other arts
Student “I WILL….” Music Statements
play with Expression – the quality of a musical performance that reaches one’s emotions, and appeals to one's taste and judgment.
play with Timbre/Sonority – the tone quality of the instruments at all volume levels.
play with Balance and Blend – the effect of volume from individuals and sections that best realizes the musical priorities.
play with Style & Idiomatic Interpretation – the extent to which a performance authentically represents the genre in which the music was written, with consideration for rhythm, articulation, and nuance.
play with Phrasing – a complete musical thought through time.
play with Tempo – the metronomic speed of a musical performance as related to that which best displays the intent of the music.
play with Pulse Control – the ability of the performers to maintain consistent tempo.
play with Intonation – the clarity and accuracy of the pitch from note to note within musical lines, between individuals within sections of the band, and between sections of the band.
play with Rhythmic Interpretation – the ability of the performers to consistently produce clearly defined rhythms from section to section and as an ensemble.
play with Ensemble Cohesiveness – the production of a consistent musical line involving articulation, timing of attacks and releases, rhythm, tempo, pulse control, dynamics, and phrasing, as exhibited throughout the ensemble
Student “I WILL….” Visual Statements
Move with Uniformity of Method and Style—the degree to which the performer uses consistent and refined movement techniques.
Move with Individual Timing Control—the performers’ demonstration of cohesive and consistent control of time in moving body and equipment.
Move with Projection of Style—the performers’ use of energy, intensity, and control of body alignment(s) and articulation(s) and audience awareness
Move with Recovery—the performer's ability to compensate rapidly for space and time discrepancies.
Move an Understanding of Roles—the performer's demonstrated skills of developing character and mood through movement
Move within the Ensemble /Timing Control—the degree to which there is consistency and cohesion within the ensemble maintaining control of time while moving body and equipment.
Move within the Ensemble /Form Control—the degree to which there is consistency and cohesion within the ensemble in maintaining control of body placement in the drill
Move with correct Interval/Spacing—the performer's accurate and consistent control of distance relationships between bodies.