Havergal's Uncalendar, 2019-20 Academic Year


GRADE 9 OR 10 AMI2O – Music, Band, Grade 10, Open 1 CREDIT


GRADE 7 Grade 7 Band Have you ever wanted to learn how to play a band

In the Grade 10 Band class we explore playing jazz, contemporary and traditional concert band repertoire. You will develop your personal technique experimenting with how high and how fast you can play. You will work independently on your musicianship but, most of the time, you will be playing in small ensembles or as a large band. Technical development is the key to this year’s study. As the classes’ technique improves, a greater variety of music is available for students to play. As an extra challenge, students are encouraged to participate in the Symphonic Band, but participation is not mandatory in this grade. We spend a great deal of time listening to and learning about ways that music is made in the world around us. It’s a wonderful year full of self-discovery and music making. Participation in ensemble and student performances with the Concert Band is expected. Advanced students may audition for the Symphonic Band (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 8 am). This course is open to Grade 9 students. GRADE 11 AMI3M – Music, Band, Grade 11, University/ College Preparation 1 CREDIT Challenging yourself musically is the focus of our Grade 11 Band music class. If you enjoy playing your instrument then this is the course for you. We begin by focusing on more difficult repertoire including genres from pop to classical. You will explore and analyse the music that you are performing. You will look specifically at how music is constructed to get a better understanding of the music, which will help you perform more musically. You will often work in small groups, leading yourself through your musical learning and discovery. At the end of the year, you will help to create and design your own performance exams, which includes performing a solo with accompaniment. Participation in Symphonic Band (Tuesdays and Thursdays,

instrument? If the answer is yes, then this is the class for you. In Grade 7 Band you will have the opportunity to choose an instrument, which you will learn to play for the next two years. There is a choice of 13 different band instruments; if you can think of it, we have it! In addition to learning how to play an instrument during the year, you will study the basics of note and rhythm reading. Tone production and composition are also explored and you will work with a classmate to write your own duet. Traditional band music is studied in this class. However, if you are looking for more of a challenge, it’s not far away. The Middle School Jazz Band is made up of Grade 7 and 8 students who are interested in exploring the exciting world of jazz. This is a co-curricular activity and all Grade 7 students are welcome. So now you can play a few notes, write a little music and you are starting to learn about musicianship. What is the difference between music and noise? What are some of the similarities between the music that you play and the music that you listen to on your iPod? In Grade 8 Band we experiment with playing different styles of music. We often choose a piece of music that is more contemporary; maybe even a piece that you listen to on the radio. You will start playing and writing scales and look at how they relate to each other. There is more focus on music theory, but you will find it engaging and fun as we will be using music games and computers. Many of you will have already joined the Middle School Jazz Band, but if you haven’t you may want to give it a try this year. GRADE 8 Grade 8 Band

7 to 8 am) and student performances is expected. Prerequisite: AMI2O – Music, Band, Grade 10, Open

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