Jazz Ensemble
Course Number - 1713

Updated June 2, 2009

Month

Standards (include state core numbers)

Indicators

Assessment

August-September

Standard 1
(Perform): Students will use body, voice, and instruments as means of musical expression.

Standard 2
(Create): Students will improvise and compose music.

Standard 3
(Listen/Analyze/Evaluate): Students will expand music listening skills and use music vocabulary to analyze and evaluate music.

Standard 4
(Discover Meaning): Students will find avenues of understanding and communication through connecting music to personal growth, the joy of living, traditions, culture, and history.

Pep Band music

Fall concert music

Tuning concepts

Rhythmic study

Scale study - Bb, Eb, Ab

Basic pedagogy, tech.

Successful playing on each instrument.

Listening, recognizing, adjusting pitch.

Counting and sight reading

Demonstrating proper posture, hand holding position, embouchure, etc.

Develop proper stylistic concepts – swing, latin, rock,etc.

Work improvisation skills

 

Performance at games, concerts, etc.

Daily individual tuning.

Rhythm sheets.

Playing tests.

Class participation.

State Fair Competition

October

Standard 1
(Perform): Students will use body, voice, and instruments as means of musical expression.

Standard 2
(Create): Students will improvise and compose music.

Standard 3
(Listen/Analyze/Evaluate): Students will expand music listening skills and use music vocabulary to analyze and evaluate music.

Standard 4
(Discover Meaning): Students will find avenues of understanding and communication through connecting music to personal growth, the joy of living, traditions, culture, and history.

Work music for performance.

Develop proper stylistic concepts – swing, latin, rock,etc.

Work improvisation skills

Rhythmic study.

Instrument pedagogy.

Scale Study - Db, Gb

Daily performance.

Counting and sight reading.

Tuning.

Practice.

Rehearsals.

Playing Tests.

Rhythm sheets.

Class participation

Fall concert.

Practice sheets.

November

Standard 1
(Perform): Students will use body, voice, and instruments as means of musical expression.

Standard 2
(Create): Students will improvise and compose music.

Standard 3
(Listen/Analyze/Evaluate): Students will expand music listening skills and use music vocabulary to analyze and evaluate music.

Standard 4
(Discover Meaning): Students will find avenues of understanding and communication through connecting music to personal growth, the joy of living, traditions, culture, and history.

Christmas music

Pep Band music

Scale Study F, C, G

Develop proper stylistic concepts – swing, latin, rock,etc.

Work improvisation skills

Rhythmic Study

Select Solo and Ensemble music.

Performance in rehearsal

Practice.

Counting Sight reading

Tuning.

Successful playing. 

Rehearsals.

Playing Tests.

Rhythm Sheets.

Class participation.

Practice sheets.

December

Standard 1
(Perform): Students will use body, voice, and instruments as means of musical expression.

Standard 2
(Create): Students will improvise and compose music.

Standard 3
(Listen/Analyze/Evaluate): Students will expand music listening skills and use music vocabulary to analyze and evaluate music.

Standard 4
(Discover Meaning): Students will find avenues of understanding and communication through connecting music to personal growth, the joy of living, traditions, culture, and history.

Christmas music.

Pep Band music.

Solo and Ensemble music.

Circle of 5ths.

Develop proper stylistic concepts – swing, latin, rock,etc.

Work improvisation skills

Performance.

Key signature recognition

Christmas Concert

Test - Circle of 5ths.

Practice sheets.

January

Standard 1
(Perform): Students will use body, voice, and instruments as means of musical expression.

Standard 2
(Create): Students will improvise and compose music.

Standard 3
(Listen/Analyze/Evaluate): Students will expand music listening skills and use music vocabulary to analyze and evaluate music.

Standard 4
(Discover Meaning): Students will find avenues of understanding and communication through connecting music to personal growth, the joy of living, traditions, culture, and history.

Solo and Ensemble.

Festival Music.

Scale Study D, A, E

Daily rehearsal concepts - tuning, posture, interval and chord recognition, balance, bend, etc.

Develop proper stylistic concepts – swing, latin, rock,etc.

Work improvisation skills

Performance.

Tuning.

Listening.

 

Playing Tests.

Practice sheets.

Rhythm sheets.

Sectionals.

February

Standard 1
(Perform): Students will use body, voice, and instruments as means of musical expression.

Standard 2
(Create): Students will improvise and compose music.

Standard 3
(Listen/Analyze/Evaluate): Students will expand music listening skills and use music vocabulary to analyze and evaluate music.

Standard 4
(Discover Meaning): Students will find avenues of understanding and communication through connecting music to personal growth, the joy of living, traditions, culture, and history.

Solo and Ensemble.

Festival Prep.

Develop proper stylistic concepts – swing, latin, rock,etc.

Work improvisation skills

Scale Study - B, F#, C#

Performance.

Practice.

Festival

Playing Tests.

Performances.

Practice Sheets.

Rhythm Sheets.

Sectionals.

Crescent Jazz Festival

March

Standard 1
(Perform): Students will use body, voice, and instruments as means of musical expression.

Standard 2
(Create): Students will improvise and compose music.

Standard 3
(Listen/Analyze/Evaluate): Students will expand music listening skills and use music vocabulary to analyze and evaluate music.

Standard 4
(Discover Meaning): Students will find avenues of understanding and communication through connecting music to personal growth, the joy of living, traditions, culture, and history.

Festival Prep.

Scale Study - relative minor to Bb, Eb, Ab.

Develop proper stylistic concepts – swing, latin, rock,etc.

Work improvisation skills

Rhythmic Study

Performance.

Counting and sight reading.

Tuning.

Listening.

Practice.

Festival performance.

Scale Tests.

Rhythm Sheets

Practice sheets

Sectionals.

BYU Jazz Festival

Region Jazz Festival

 

April

Standard 1
(Perform): Students will use body, voice, and instruments as means of musical expression.

Standard 2
(Create): Students will improvise and compose music.

Standard 3
(Listen/Analyze/Evaluate): Students will expand music listening skills and use music vocabulary to analyze and evaluate music.

Standard 4
(Discover Meaning): Students will find avenues of understanding and communication through connecting music to personal growth, the joy of living, traditions, culture, and history.

Music Tour.

Performance analysis and evaluation.

Develop proper stylistic concepts – swing, latin, rock,etc.

Work improvisation skills

Performance.

Practice.

Evaluation.

Critique.

Festival Ratings.

Sectionals.

Practice sheets.

State Jazz Festival

May-June

Standard 1
(Perform): Students will use body, voice, and instruments as means of musical expression.

Standard 2
(Create): Students will improvise and compose music.

Standard 3
(Listen/Analyze/Evaluate): Students will expand music listening skills and use music vocabulary to analyze and evaluate music.

Standard 4
(Discover Meaning): Students will find avenues of understanding and communication through connecting music to personal growth, the joy of living, traditions, culture, and history.

Final Concert.

Relative minor Scales.

Sight Reading.

Rhythmic study.

Develop proper stylistic concepts – swing, latin, rock,etc.

Work improvisation skills

Performance.

Practice.

Evaluation.

Scores.

Playing Tests

Practice sheets.

Sectionals.