High School

Grade 9 Chorus


GREENCASTLE-ANTRIM

SCHOOL DISTRICT

PLANNED COURSE


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Department/Grade: Secondary Course: Ninth Grade Chorus Revision Date:


Required/Elective: Course Length: Entire year Prerequisite: None


COURSE OBJECTIVES

CONTENT/TIMELINE OUTLINE

Students will:

  1. Be able to sing a melodic line on correct pitch.

  2. Be able to sing music in three and four parts.

  3. Be able to read a music manuscript.

  4. Be able to perform rhythm sections with accuracy.

  5. Perform with proper dynamic levels.

  6. Be able to enunciate correctly.




  • The course will meet for entire year.
Resource Materials:
Assessment:


  • Piano

  • Choral music

  • Tape and/or CD player




  • Teacher auditory evaluation

  • Attendance

  • Performance attendance

  • Singing and final exam






Grade 9 Marching Band


GREENCASTLE-ANTRIM

SCHOOL DISTRICT

PLANNED COURSE
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Department/Grade: 9th Grade Course: Marching Band Revision Date:


Required/Elective: Course Length: Entire School Year Prerequisite: None


COURSE OBJECTIVES

CONTENT/TIMELINE OUTLINE



Student will:
  1. Exhibit knowledge of history and languages of music developed through multiple experiences.
  2. Demonstrate educated listening skills.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to sight read and read notated music for grade levels 3 and 4 on a scale of 6.
  4. Evaluate music and music performances constructively.
  5. Demonstrate a good tone production and intonation through the proper breath control and embouchure development.
  6. Demonstrate ability to read and count advance rhythmic patterns and time signatures.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the full range of expressive notation.
  8. Demonstrate the necessary articulation skills, phrasing skills and musical techniques for grade level 3 and 4 music on a scale of 6.
  9. Perform on an instrument of choice with others in large ensemble experience.




The course will meet the entire year.


Resource Material:
Assessment:


  • Lesson books
  • Band arrangements
  • Compact disks
  • CD player
  • Music stands
  • Assorted accessories not limited to reeds, valve oil, sterilizing agents, etc.
  • Cassette player
  • Cassette tapes
  • Blackboard
  • Video camera
  • VCR
  • Videocassette tapes
  • Television
  • Computer
  • Appropriate music writing software
  • Uniforms




  • Teacher auditory evaluation
  • Student attendance
  • Performance attendance
  • Adjudication by independent evaluators
  • Performance test and final exam


Grade 9 Concert Band


GREENCASTLE-ANTRIM

SCHOOL DISTRICT

PLANNED COURSE
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Department/Grade: 9th Grade Course: Concert Band Revision Date:


Required/Elective: Course Length: Entire School Year Prerequisite: None


COURSE OBJECTIVES

CONTENT/TIMELINE OUTLINE



Student will:
  1. Exhibit knowledge of history and languages of music developed through multiple experiences.
  2. Demonstrate educated listening skills.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to sight read and read notated music for grade levels 3, 4 and 5 on a scale of 6.
  4. Evaluate music and music performances constructively.
  5. Demonstrate a good tone production and intonation through the proper breath control and embouchure development.
  6. Demonstrate ability to read and count advance rhythmic patterns and time signatures.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the full range of expressive notation.
  8. Demonstrate the necessary articulation skills, phrasing skills and musical techniques for grade level 3, 4 and 5 music on a scale of 6.
  9. Perform on an instrument of choice with others in large ensemble experience.




The course will meet the entire year.


Resource Material:
Assessment:


  • Lesson books
  • Band arrangements
  • Compact disks
  • CD player
  • Music stands
  • Assorted accessories not limited to reeds, valve oil, sterilizing agents, etc.
  • Cassette player
  • Cassette tapes
  • Blackboard
  • Video camera
  • VCR
  • Videocassette tapes
  • Television
  • Computer
  • Appropriate music writing software
  • Uniforms




  • Teacher auditory evaluation
  • Student attendance
  • Performance attendance
  • Adjudication by independent evaluators
  • Performance test and final exam


Concert Choir


GREENCASTLE-ANTRIM

SCHOOL DISTRICT

PLANNED COURSE


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Department/Grade: Secondary Course: Concert Choir Revision Date:


Required/Elective: Course Length: Entire year Prerequisite: None


COURSE OBJECTIVES

CONTENT/TIMELINE OUTLINE

Students will:

  1. Be able to sing blending their voice into one sound.

  2. Be able to sing a melodic line with accurate pitch.

  3. Be able to sing their part in four-part and eight-part music.

  4. Be able to sing advanced rhythmic notation.

  5. Be able to sing in foreign languages advanced music.

  6. Enunciate properly at all times.

  7. Be able to perform with the sensitivity appropriate to the music as indicated by the composer through notation.





  • The course will meet for an entire year.
Resource Materials:
Assessment:


  • Piano

  • Choral music

  • Tape and/or CD player




  • Teacher auditory evaluation

  • Attendance

  • Performance attendance

  • Singing and final exam






Intro to Choral Music


GREENCASTLE-ANTRIM

SCHOOL DISTRICT

PLANNED COURSE


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Department/Grade: Secondary Course: Introduction to Choral Music Revision Date:


Required/Elective: Course Length: 1 semester Prerequisite: None


COURSE OBJECTIVES

CONTENT/TIMELINE OUTLINE

Student will:

  1. Be able to follow the music.

  2. Be able to read basic music notation

  3. Be able to sing using solfege.

  4. Sing a variety of songs from folk to rock.

  5. Be able to sing part music.




  • The class will be one semester in length

  • The first six weeks will concentrate on singing properly

  • The second six weeks will focus on two-part music

  • The final six weeks will focus on three-part music
Resource Materials:
Assessment:


  • Common domain folk songs

  • Music in file

  • Teacher oriented material




  • Teacher auditory evaluation

  • Written solfege worksheets and quizzes

  • Final singing and written test






Music Appreciation


GREENCASTLE-ANTRIM

SCHOOL DISTRICT

PLANNED COURSE


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Department/Grade: Secondary Course: Music Appreciation Revision Date:


Required/Elective: Course Length: 1 semester Prerequisite: None


COURSE OBJECTIVES

CONTENT/TIMELINE OUTLINE

Students will:

  1. Be able to name the musical periods in history.

  2. Be able to list composers from each period.

  3. Be able to aurally identify compositions characteristic to each period.

  4. Be able to identify different forms of music and diagram their construction.

  5. Be required to give a report on a period of music history.




  • The course will be divided into three six weeks or one semester

  • Each six weeks two periods will be covered
Resource Materials:
Assessment:


  • CD player

  • Tape player

  • White board and staff board

  • Notebook paper, construction paper, and poster board

  • Internet availability for research

  • Concise rubric for each historic period




  • Attention in class

  • Worksheets, tests, and quizzes

  • Report will count 20% of grade






Music Theory


GREENCASTLE-ANTRIM

SCHOOL DISTRICT

PLANNED COURSE


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Department/Grade: Secondary Course: Music Theory Revision Date:


Required/Elective: Course Length: 1 semester Prerequisite: None


COURSE OBJECTIVES

CONTENT/TIMELINE OUTLINE

Students will:

  1. Use basic notation when writing music.

  2. Students will draw the notation.

  3. Notate using proper time signatures, key signatures, etc.

  4. Analyze and compose music using harmonic and melodic structure through analyzation and composition.

  5. Listen and write dictated music.

  6. Compose and write music.




  • The course will take one semester

  • Division of the course sections will be made to fit the needs of the students
Resource Materials:
Assessment:


  • Manuscript paper

  • Piano

  • Alfred Music Theory Complete and Encore Music Writer Program that is on network

  • Teacher created materials

  • Computer with printer

  • Synthesizer




  • Class participation

  • Worksheets, tests, and quizzes

  • Teacher observation

  • Composition Project






Grade 9-12 Instrumental


GREENCASTLE-ANTRIM

SCHOOL DISTRICT

PLANNED COURSE
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Department/Grade: 9th - 12th Grade Course: Instrumental Music Revision Date:


Required/Elective: Course Length: Entire School Year Prerequisite: None


COURSE OBJECTIVES

CONTENT/TIMELINE OUTLINE

Student will:
  1. Exhibit knowledge of history and languages of music developed through multiple experiences.
  2. Demonstrate educated listening skills.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to perform basic improvisation and composition.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to read and notate music in order to compose and arrange music.
  5. Evaluate music and music performances constructively.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between music and other curricula.
  7. Perform on an instrument of choice, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.


















































































Tone Production

Review and continuous evaluation of tone Ongoing

production skills developed in 8th grade

Diaphragmatic breathing Ongoing

Refining embouchure development Ongoing

Pulse

Review and continuous evaluation of pulse skills Ongoing

developed in 8th grade
Asymmetrical meters Ongoing
Advanced marching experience 4 months

Rhythm

Review and continuous evaluation of skills Ongoing
developed in 8th grade
Quintuplets, Sixtuplets, thirty-second notes, Ongoing
drag triplets

Technique

Review and continuation of Master pin scales Ongoing
and/or drum rudiments
Memorization of 7 to 10 minute competition show 3 months

Advanced instrument range Ongoing

Articulation

Review and refinement of articulation skills Ongoing
learned in 8th grade

Phrasing

Review and refinement of phrasing skills Ongoing
learned in 8th grade Ongoing

Expression

Review and continuation of expression skills Ongoing
learned in 8th grade
Using the entire range of dynamic contrast Ongoing
Changing total color to match the compositional Ongoing
styles

Intonation

Refinement of intonation pitch perception Ongoing
through singing and adjusting individual pitch
Understanding of how intonation is affected by Ongoing
breath support and temperature and other
environmental conditions

Theory

Review and continuous evaluation of theory Ongoing
skills as developed in 8th grade
Modal and harmonic progressions Ongoing

Musical language

Advanced musical language appropriate to Ongoing
grade level 4-5

Ensemble Playing

Review and continuous evaluation of ensemble Ongoing
playing skills as developed in 8th grade
Grade 3, 4 and 5 music Ongoing
Advanced jazz ensemble and marching band Ongoing

Musical literature

Multicultural literature Ongoing
Traditional/Non-traditional street marches, Ongoing
popular music, original literature for wind
and percussion ensemble
Jazz and improvisational literature Ongoing
Solo-ensemble literature Ongoing

Sight-reading

Grade 3 and 4 on a scale of 6 Ongoing


Content/Timeline Outline



Composition

Basic musical composition with some using Ongoing
computer technology

Technology

Use of compact disks Ongoing
Use of synthesizer Ongoing
Video Ongoing
Computer music writing programs Ongoing


Resource Material:
Assessment:


  • Individual instruments
  • Lesson books
  • Band arrangements
  • Compact disks
  • CD player
  • Music stands
  • Assorted accessories not limited to reeds, valve oil, sterilizing agents, etc.
  • Cassette player
  • Cassette tapes
  • Blackboard
  • Video camera
  • VCR
  • Videocassette tapes
  • Television]
  • Computer
  • Appropriate music writing software
  • Uniforms




  • Teacher and student aural and visual evaluations
  • Performance by individual and group
  • Video and audio assessment
  • Written tests
  • Adjudication by independent evalu