MUSI 120 Symphonic Band

The Symphonic Band is a concert band comprised of both student and community musicians, and offers one performance per semester. It plays a variety of music, but concentrates on important standard band literature. This course may be repeated for a total of four credits.

Credits

1-4 Credits

MUSI 120Symphonic Band

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Visual, Performing and Liberal Arts

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

1-4 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lab

32

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

The Symphonic Band is a concert band comprised of both student and community musicians, and offers one performance per semester. It plays a variety of music, but concentrates on important standard band literature. This course may be repeated for a total of four credits.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Because the specific materials studied in this course vary from one semester to the next, student outcomes are cumulative in nature. After each completion of this course, a student will be better able to demonstrate the following: Familiarization with a wide range of wind band literature through rehearsal and performance, Familiarization with rehearsal and concert protocols, Improvement in sight-reading ability, Improvement in tuning ability, and Improvement in the ability to play as part of an ensemble.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

One two-hour rehearsal per week, one dress rehearsal, and one concert The music performed will represent a variety of styles that may include marches, concert overtures, descriptive pieces and dances. The music will be selected based both on its appropriateness and on the ability of the ensemble. Good ensemble practices will be emphasized, including preparing individual parts outside of rehearsal, showing up on time, and behaving appropriately during services.

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Prepare assigned music to best of ability Attend all required services (rehearsals and concerts

Required Exams

Grades for each service based on attendance, attentiveness, attitude and preparation

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Prepare assigned music to best of ability Attend all required services (rehearsals and concerts Grades for each service based on attendance, attentiveness, attitude and preparation