Course Map for

Orchestra
#172301

Updated June 5, 2013

Month

Content

Skills

Assessment

August

September







Fall concert music

Tuning concepts

Rhythmic study

Scale study - Bb, Eb, Ab

Basic pedagogy, tech.

Successful playing on each instrument.

listening, recognizing, adjusting pitch.

Counting and sight reading

Demonstrating proper posture, hand holding position, bowing technique, etc.

Performance at games, concerts, etc.

Daily individual tuning.

Rhythm sheets.

Playing tests.

Class participation.

October









Work music for performance.

Rhythmic study.

Instrument pedagogy.

Scale Study - Db, Gb

Daily performance.

Counting and sight reading.

Tuning.

Practice.

Rehearsals.

Playing Tests.

Rhythm sheets.

Class participation

Fall concert.

Practice sheets.

November

Christmas music

Scale Study F, C, G

Rhythmic Study

Select Solo and Ensemble music.

Performance in rehearsal

Practice.

Counting Sight reading

Tuning.

Successful playing.

Rehearsals.

Plating Tests.

Rhythm Sheets.

Class participation.

Practice sheets.

December

Christmas music.

Pep Band music.

Solo and Ensemble music.

Circle of 5ths.

Performance.

Key signature recognition.

Christmas Concert

Test - Circle of 5ths.

Practice sheets.

January

Solo and Ensemble.

Festival Music.

Scale Study D, A, E

Daily rehearsal concepts - tuning, posture, interval and chord recognition, balance, blend, etc.

Performance.

Tuning.

Listening.

Playing Tests.

Practice sheets.

Rhythm sheets.

Sectionals.

February

Solo and Ensemble.

Festival Prep.

Scale Study - B, F#, C#

Performance.

Practice.

Festival

Playing Tests.

Performances.

Practice Sheets.

Rhythm Sheets.

Sectionals.

March

Festival Prep.

Scale Study - relative minor to Bb, Eb, Ab.

Rhythmic Study

Performance.

Counting and sight reading.

Tuning.

Listening.

Practice.

Festival performance.

Scale Tests.

Rhythm Sheets

Practice sheets

Sectionals.

April

Region Festival.

Music Tour.

Performance analysis and evaluation.

Performance.

Practice.

Evaluation.

Critique.

Festival Ratings.

Sectionals.

Practice sheets.

May

State Festival.

Final Concert.

Relative minor Scales.

Sight Reading.

Rhythmic study.

Performance.

Practice.

Evaluation.

Scores.

Playing Tests

Practice sheets.

Sectionals.

June

Graduation Prep.

Performance.

Graduation Performance.