Instrumental Music II 

2017-18 Blue Devil Band Handbook

Instrument Rental Flyer

***CONCERT DATES FOR ALL 2017-18 Instrumental Music 2 STUDENTS***

Fall Semester

Wednesday, November 15, 7PM: Fall Band and Choir Concert, MRH Theater

Spring Semester

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

Course Description: Instrumental Music II is a two-semester course designed for students who have successfully completed Instrumental Music I. Instrumental Music II students shall further expand their knowledge of music fundamentals and instrumental techniques pertaining to brass, woodwind, electric bass and/or percussion instruments. Students are expected to develop advanced performance techniques in solo, small group, and large group settings, with greater emphasis on reading and performing using appropriate articulation, dynamics, and interpretative skills. Instrumental Music II students will critique instrumental music performances and reflect upon the impact of instrumental music upon society as well as societal influences on instrumental music. Students will regularly perform instrumental music in a variety of settings including, but not limited to, concerts, solo and ensemble performances, and festivals. The student is expected to provide his/her own instrument, book and supplies.


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!