This course is a beginning approach to learning a band instrument. No experience is required. Instruction is designed to develop skills in all affective domains. Ensemble and solo activities are designed to develop elements of musicianship including, but not limited to, tone production, technical skills, intonation, music reading skills, listening skills, analyzing music and studying historically significant styles of music literature. Once students attain a certain level of musicianship, they will be allowed to participate in a more difficult schedule with pep band. Time outside of school will be scheduled for performances. A limited number of public performances may serve as a culmination of daily rehearsal and musical goals. Students are required to participate in performance opportunities outside of the school day that support and extend learning in the classroom.