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Band 5th–8th Beginning  (5003)


Grade Range:
 5–8
 Prerequisites:
 Ability to play, or interest in learning to play, a musical instrument; selection by teacher and counselor
 Course duration:
 One semester; may be repeated for credit
Course Description:
 This course provides instruction in the basic principles of musicianship and familiarity with standard band literature. Students will learn to play a standard band instrument in an ensemble setting. The focus will be to learn to read and understand the language of music.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Essential Elements 2000, Hal Leonard, 2000.
Site-selected music.
SDUSD VAPA Core Learnings, 2005.