Band 5 Honors: MU.912.S.3.4

Big Idea: Skills, Techniques, and Processes
  • Understanding: Through purposeful practice, artists learn to manage, master, and refine simple, then complex, skills and techniques.
    • Benchmark: Analyze and describe the effect of rehearsal sessions and/or strategies on refinement of skills and techniques.
☆ Categorized as Essential (E) ☆ To be evaluated by Responding Items (R)

Students will be able to:

  • recognize and display personal preparation for rehearsals including necessary equipment and music preparation
    • practice strategies (e.g., technical exercises, flexibility exercises, long tones)
    • assignments
  • recognize the roles of section leaders, section players, and the director within the ensemble
    • roles of the director and sections of the band
  • critique the effectiveness of a given rehearsal and identify specific improvements
    • strategies for assessing tone, correct pitch and rhythms, balance, blend, articulation, and expression
  • target areas that need improvement; develop and implement a rehearsal plan for advancement
    • components of an effective practice plan (e.g. goal oriented objectives, specified practice time, tone and skill builders)
  • apply large group rehearsal strategies to small group/sectional settings
    • components of an ensemble rehearsal (e.g. differentiated instruction, time management, rehearsal etiquette, warm up routine)
  • differentiate between effective and ineffective rehearsal techniques
  • discuss rehearsal strategies and their application to personal practice
    • practice strategies (e.g., technical exercises, flexibility exercises, long tones)
  • develop a plan for a student-led sectional rehearsal.
    • components of an effective practice plan (e.g., goal oriented objectives, specified practice time, tone and skill builders)

Students will know:

  • components of an effective practice plan (e.g., goal oriented objectives, specified practice time, tone and skill builders)
  • practice strategies (e.g., technical exercises, flexibility exercises, long tones)
  • assignments
  • roles of the director and sections of the band
  • strategies for assessing tone, correct pitch and rhythms, balance, blend, articulation, and expression
  • components of an effective practice plan (e.g. goal oriented objectives, specified practice time, tone and skill builders)
  • components of an ensemble rehearsal (e.g. differentiated instruction, time management, rehearsal etiquette, warm up routine)
  • practice strategies (e.g., technical exercises, flexibility exercises, long tones)