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Band Sixth Grade Curriculum Objectives


Sixth Grade Band Curriculum Objectives


Performing on instruments, alone, and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

1a Plays 1 and 1/2 octaves on a wind or basic rudiments on a percussion instrument.

1b Displays initial understanding of proper embouchure and holding technique for their instrument.

1c Plays music and can count rhythms contained in a level 1 method

1d Plays grade 1 sectional parts in an ensemble.

1e Begins to produce a quality tone on their instrument.

1f Begins to develop technique for articulations and dynamics.

Reading and notating music.

2a Sight-reads rhythms contained in a level 1 method book.

2b Sight-reads simple, short melodic phrases.

2c Accurately notates specific rhythms and pitches.

Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.

3a Begins to identify the basic elements of a musical performance and  can describe using proper terminology.

Evaluating music and music performances.

4a Listens to an ensemble and is able to discuss the quality of the performance.

4b Gives written or oral self-critique of performance.

Music in relation to history and culture.

5a Understands the historical and cultural themes presented for specific pieces of music.

Common Core Standards (Writing Standard 6th #1)

6a Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant  evidence.

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