Advanced Band Curriculum

Advanced Band Syllabus 2020 - 2021

Teacher: Mr. Nosrat


The Advanced Band class meets during 0 period on Monday - Thursday each week. 0 period is from 7am - 7.55am and the schoolwide policy regarding tardiness and absences extends to this class. Wind and brass students attend on Monday and Wednesday and strings attend on Tuesday and Thursday. Full course credit is given for participation on this elective. Students must have taken atleast 1 year of band or 1 year of private lessons on their instrument before qualifying for participation of this course. Students will perform at various events on and off campus throughout the year.

Grade weighting;

50% active participation and development of technique and performance practice

25% Theory

25% Assessments

Materials Required: One small folder for placement and transportation of music worksheets. One sharpened pencil with eraser. Your music book. Your music instrument and all instrumental accessories.

Concepts covered:

Technical development on the instrument

Development of sight reading

Development of music theory comprehension

Development of performance practice

Development of repertoire knowledge and understanding

Perform music from a variety of genres.

Performance etiquette


Students are expected to be on time and to participate fully in the classes and to do their best to improve in the given focus area. Students will be expected to keep their music neatly organised and present. Attendance at all performance opportunities and concerts is mandatory. Sometimes, additional rehearsals may be called outside of the regular class time to accommodate rehearsal with the choir or at other venues/with other groups. Attendance at these extra rehearsals are also mandatory.

Behavior/participation grade

Each day you will receive a grade out of 10 for your behavior and participation in class. You will receive an automatic 0 for the class if you forget your instrument on instrument day or likewise your theory on theory day. You will also receive a 0 for the day if you are absent from class but attend school that day. You will receive 5 out of 10 if you are more then 10 minutes late, but after 20 minutes late you will receive a 0.

Homework expectations:

It is expected that students practice their materials on their instrument at home. When additional homework assignments are assigned then they should be handed in on time. If homework is handed in late then your grade will be reduced by one grade. Opportunities for make up work may be offered by the teacher.

Make up performance opportunities:

If you have to miss a recital due to a valid reason, an explanatory note from your parent/guardian is required. You will be expected to make up your performance in the form of a performance to the student body as directed by the teacher.

Materials required:

One plain black binder, one pencil, all of your sheet music which will be handed out when available from your teacher and your instrument with everything you need to play it.