1.1 I can read standard notation
1.2 I can demonstrate proper
1.3 I can demonstrate the proper
care and maintenance of my
1.4 I can play with musical
1.5 I can perform alone and in a
group with similar and
1.6 I can play with musical
Performances from my own and other cultures, from different styles of the past and present.
2.1 I can describe the characteristics of a variety of musical styles and cultures
2.2 I can compare and contrast musical work’s purpose, history and culture
2.3 I can play music from a variety of cultures and styles
Creating Performing and Responding
3.1 I can revise a performance based on feedback
3.2 I can create a new musical composition by improvising, composing or arranging
3.3 I can improve a musical work based on feedback
3.4 I can identify the elements of music in a composition
Becoming an Artist
4.1 I can identify the purpose of music studied.
4.2 I can describe how musical selections for concerts are chosen for audience and occasions
4.3 I can discuss my personal music experience in a written or verbal statement
4.4 I can analyze a variety of performances using a set criteria.
Students successfully completing 8th grade band will be able to:
Compose & perform a major scale on concert: Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, F, C, G.
Play a chromatic scale in 2 octaves (where applicable: woodwinds),
Perform in a variety of meters: (duple, triple, odd, compound)
Perform with a full and focused tone and demonstrate proper playing technique (posture, hand position and embouchure).
Percussion: demonstrate matched grip and proper drumstick technique. Play 5, 7, 9, 17 stroke rolls, read, tune and perform on timpani and mallets.
Read and accurately perform music (with a level of difficulty of 2 on a scale of 1 to 6, including some solos performed from memory) with accurate intonation, expression, articulation and musical style.
Identify music form as well as significant musical passages and describe/discuss music using proper musical vocabulary.
Read and accurately perform grade 1.5 music @ first sight.
Transcribe (write down & perform) simple melodies by ear.Identify solo and groups of instruments by sound (timbre) and describe their role in the piece and ensemble.
Develop instrumental pitch acuity: Identifying pitch as in-tune or not, match pitch on their instrument, tune their own instrument visually (with a tuner) and aurally (matching pitch), having a basic understanding of some pitch tendencies of their instruments, wind instruments should be able alter pitch ½ step flat and ≈5-10 cents sharp with embouchure adjustment.
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