This course is the first of four levels of Concert Band offerings at Burnaby South, intended for students who have no previous experience in a band program. Students will learn ensemble playing and teamwork as they improve and increase their skills on brass or percussion instruments. Emphasis will include study of instrument technique, music theory, ear training and rhythm training. Several performances will be given for Burnaby South School and the Burnaby community. Students who enjoy a sense of accomplishment and working together as a group will find this course fun and rewarding.
Students must be prepared for class with instrument, music, and pencil. Regular home practice is necessary for success in this course. Written tests, playing tests, and worksheets as well as attendance at all rehearsals and performances, are mandatory. Students will need a concert uniform of white dress shirt, black pants and shoes for performances. Band members are expected to try their best each day.