Instrumental Music I (Beginning Band)

Beginning Band Instrument Selection Guide

2017-18 Blue Devil Band Handbook

Beginning Band Starter Lessons  - Video Practice Buddy Series

Instrument Rental Flyer


Wednesday, May 9, 7PM: Spring Band and Choir Concert, MRH Theatre

If you are just joining this class, please download and read the Beginning Band Instrument Selection Guide and the Blue Devil Bands Musician Handbook for more information.

Course Description: Instrumental Music I is a two-semester course designed to teach students music fundamentals and instrumental techniques pertaining to brass, woodwind, electric bass and/or percussion instruments. Instrumental Music I students are expected to develop beginning performance techniques in solo, small group, and large group settings, with emphasis on reading and performing using appropriate articulation, dynamics, and interpretive skills. Students will perform instrumental music in a variety of settings including, but not limited to, concerts, solo and ensemble performances. Students will critique and reflect on their own performances and the performances of others. Students will make connections between music traditions and other arts, disciplines, and cultures. Students will receive instruction on tone production, music reading skills, basic music theory, and instrument care. The student is expected to provide his/her own instrument, book and supplies.

Prerequisite: No prior music experience is required.    


Method Book

Tradition of Excellence by Bruce Pearson and Ryan Nowlin is a comprehensive and innovative curriculum designed to appeal to today’s students. The music; the dynamic look; the scope and sequence; the tools for differentiated instruction; the smooth pacing with careful review; and the included INTERACTIVE Practice Studio™ make Tradition of Excellence the fastest growing band method today!