College Band
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Butler Community College
Roger Lewis
Humanities/Fine Arts Division
Fall 1997 
Course Outline
College Band

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
MU 145. College Band. 1 hour credit. Prerequisites: High School band and/or the ability to play and read music proficiently. Membership in the College Band is conditioned primarily on the instrumentation needs of the ensemble. Effort is made to recruit as many interested players as possible while maintaining a balanced ensemble. The band performs many musical styles in a variety of settings ranging from departmental concerts to sporting events and concert tours.

TEXTBOOK:
None.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
The primary objectives of College Band are the development of individual musicianship and personal growth. Emphasis is placed upon the acquisition of a sense of decorum and unified ensemble playing.

TOPICAL OUTLINE OF UNITS:

  1. Announcements, Comments, Consultation
  2. Warm-up
    1. Scales, Arpeggios
    2. Aural Skills, Theory
    3. Tuning
    4. Rehearsal

METHODS OF INSTRUCTION:

Methods of class instruction may include: rehearsal; audio-visual; class discussion; exercises in aural skills and music theory; attending live concert performances; and guest clinicians.

Telecourses: Independent study of audio/visual materials augmented by text and study guide; collaboration and participation with class and faculty via available means. Faculty role is facilitator of learning experiences.

METHODS OF EVALUATION:
Methods of evaluation may include: Written, aural, and playing test; concert reports; class attendance; subjective analysis of student's attitude and sense of decorum; and other methods of evaluation at the discretion of the instructor.

OUTLINE REVISION:
The forgoing is a working outline and will be revised as deemed necessary by the instructor.

Miscellaneous:
Students with impaired sensory, manual, or speaking skills are encouraged and have the responsibility to contact their instructor, in a timely fashion, regarding reasonable accommodation needs.