The Instrumentalists

In grade nine music, students are given the opportunity to learn a new band instrument.  This may be a completely new experience for non-musicians or string-players who are unaccustomed to the demands of a wind-based band.  They have the opportunity to learn bassoon, oboe, flute, clarinet, the three saxophones, trumpet, baritone, trombone, French horn, or tuba, as well as bass guitar, auxiliary percussion and drum kit.

Area of Interaction: Health & Social Education

Guiding Question: Why are playing positions integral to my health and well-being?

Enduring Understanding: It’s vitally important to be safe when learning a new instrument.

Resources:

Working with SmartMusic
Process Work Example
Criterion A Outline Peer Assessments
Exam – Subject Outline Gr9 Music 1011
Gr9 Criterion A Essay Outline
Instrumentalists, Arise Task Sheet
Reflections on Our First Band Score

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