Percussion Ensemble
Course Number 1733-1

Updated June 2, 2009

Month

Standards (include state core numbers)

Learning Activities

Assessment

August-September

 Standard 1
(Perform): Students will use body, voice, and instruments as means of musical expression.

Standard 3
(Listen/Analyze/Evaluate): Students will expand music listening skills and use music vocabulary to analyze and evaluate music.

Standard 4
(Discover Meaning): Students will find avenues of understanding and communication through connecting music to personal growth, the joy of living, traditions, culture, and history.

 Fall concert music

Rhythmic study

Scale study - Bb, Eb, Ab

Basic pedagogy, tech

Successful playing on each instrument.

Listening, recognizing, and adjusting pitch.

Counting and sight reading

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

 

Performance at games, concerts, etc.

Rhythm sheets.

Playing tests.

Class participation.

October

 Standard 1
(Perform): Students will use body, voice, and instruments as means of musical expression.

Standard 3
(Listen/Analyze/Evaluate): Students will expand music listening skills and use music vocabulary to analyze and evaluate music.

Standard 4
(Discover Meaning): Students will find avenues of understanding and communication through connecting music to personal growth, the joy of living, traditions, culture, and history.

 

Work music for performance.

Rhythmic study.

26 percussion rudiments - rudiments 1-5.

Instrument pedagogy.

Scale Study - Db, Gb

Daily performance.

Counting and sight reading.

Practice.

 

Rehearsals.

Playing Tests.

Rhythm sheets.

Class participation

Fall concert.

Practice sheets.

November

 Standard 1
(Perform): Students will use body, voice, and instruments as means of musical expression.

Standard 3
(Listen/Analyze/Evaluate): Students will expand music listening skills and use music vocabulary to analyze and evaluate music.

Standard 4
(Discover Meaning): Students will find avenues of understanding and communication through connecting music to personal growth, the joy of living, traditions, culture, and history.

 

Christmas music

Scale Study F, C, G

Rhythmic Study

Select Solo and Ensemble music.

Rudiments 6-10.

Performance in rehearsal

Practice.

Counting Sight reading

Successful playing.

 

Rehearsals.

Playing Tests.

Rhythm Sheets.

Class participation.

Practice sheets.

December

 Standard 1
(Perform): Students will use body, voice, and instruments as means of musical expression.

Standard 3
(Listen/Analyze/Evaluate): Students will expand music listening skills and use music vocabulary to analyze and evaluate music.

Standard 4
(Discover Meaning): Students will find avenues of understanding and communication through connecting music to personal growth, the joy of living, traditions, culture, and history.

 Christmas music.

Pep Band music.

Solo and Ensemble music.

Circle of 5ths.

Rudiments 11-15.

Performance.

Key signature recognition.

 

Christmas Concert

Test - Circle of 5ths.

Practice sheets.

January

 Standard 1
(Perform): Students will use body, voice, and instruments as means of musical expression.

Standard 3
(Listen/Analyze/Evaluate): Students will expand music listening skills and use music vocabulary to analyze and evaluate music.

Standard 4
(Discover Meaning): Students will find avenues of understanding and communication through connecting music to personal growth, the joy of living, traditions, culture, and history.

 Solo and Ensemble.

Festival Music.

Scale Study D, A, E

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

Rudiments 16-20.

Performance.

Listening.

 

 

Playing Tests.

Practice sheets.

Rhythm sheets.

Sectionals.

February

 Standard 1
(Perform): Students will use body, voice, and instruments as means of musical expression.

Standard 3
(Listen/Analyze/Evaluate): Students will expand music listening skills and use music vocabulary to analyze and evaluate music.

Standard 4
(Discover Meaning): Students will find avenues of understanding and communication through connecting music to personal growth, the joy of living, traditions, culture, and history.

 Solo and Ensemble.

Festival Prep.

Scale Study - B, F#, C#

P.A.S. Utah Percussion festival.

Rudiments 21-26.

Performance.

Practice.

Festival

 

Playing Tests.

Performances.

Practice Sheets.

Rhythm Sheets.

Sectionals.

 

March

 Standard 1
(Perform): Students will use body, voice, and instruments as means of musical expression.

Standard 3
(Listen/Analyze/Evaluate): Students will expand music listening skills and use music vocabulary to analyze and evaluate music.

Standard 4
(Discover Meaning): Students will find avenues of understanding and communication through connecting music to personal growth, the joy of living, traditions, culture, and history.

 Festival Prep.

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

Rhythmic Study

Performance.

Counting and sight reading.

Listening.

Practice.

 

Festival performance.

Scale Tests.

Rhythm Sheets

Practice sheets

Sectionals.

April

 Standard 1
(Perform): Students will use body, voice, and instruments as means of musical expression.

Standard 3
(Listen/Analyze/Evaluate): Students will expand music listening skills and use music vocabulary to analyze and evaluate music.

Standard 4
(Discover Meaning): Students will find avenues of understanding and communication through connecting music to personal growth, the joy of living, traditions, culture, and history.

 Region Festival.

Music Tour.

Performance analysis and evaluation.

Performance.

Practice.

 

Evaluation.

Critique.

Festival Ratings.

Sectionals.

Practice sheets.

May-June

 Standard 1
(Perform): Students will use body, voice, and instruments as means of musical expression.

Standard 3
(Listen/Analyze/Evaluate): Students will expand music listening skills and use music vocabulary to analyze and evaluate music.

Standard 4
(Discover Meaning): Students will find avenues of understanding and communication through connecting music to personal growth, the joy of living, traditions, culture, and history.

 

State Festival.

Final Concert.

Relative minor Scales.

Sight Reading.

Rhythmic study.

Performance.

Practice.

Graduation Prep.

 

Evaluation.

Scores.

Playing Tests

Practice sheets.

Sectionals.

Graduation Performance.