Course Standards Document
C. A. Jacobs 7th and 8th Band
All students will learn to read music and perform on a musical instrument.
All students will learn artistic perception, creative expression, historical and cultural context.
All students will learn Aesthetic Valuing Component. Students will evaluate the quality of their own performances by applying specific criteria, appropriate for the style of the music, and offering constructive suggestions for improvement.
A grading rubric with standardized-based assessment in class (rehearsals), tests, and performances.
November - Fall Concert
December - Auditions for Honor Band, Winter Concert
January - Honor Band Concert
March - Pre - Festival Concert
April - CMEA Band Festival
May - CMEA Band Festival #2
June - Spring Awards Concert
Fingering charts, rhythm charts, and scales to every student.
Start by: Sight read music
Next: teach notes and rhythms
Then: Listen to professional recordings of the music. Teach historical and/or cultural concepts. Teach musical terminology (Dynamics, articulations, tempo). Teach phrasing, balance, add finishing touches.
Evaluation of performance
Rehearse parts of compositions to learn notes, rhythms, and all other musical components of the piece everyday.
Performance based tests on the music.
Performances / Concerts.
Textbooks, Supplemental Resources & Technology
Concert band arrangements, handouts, play CD’s, record rehearsals and listen back, band web site