Program Overview


 A. GROUP LESSONS

1    Instrumentalists in grades 6, 7 and 8 will participate in group lessons in place of music class. 
2    Instrumentalists in grade 5 will participate in a group lesson once, in place of general music in each 6 day cycle. A          schedule will be provided monthly.
3    The focus during class will be on basic instrumental musicianship, including instrumental performance, music theory       and music history.
4    Points of emphasis will include instrument care, posture, embouchure, hand position, tone production, tone quality,          intonation, articulation, dynamics, melodic phrasing, and harmonic awareness.


B. BAND REHEARSALS

1    The TPS Concert Band is for second year players and beyond, usually grades six, seven and eight. The TPS Concert          band rehearsals are Tuesday mornings, 7:30 AM to 8:15 AM in room 100. 
3    The TPS Beginning Band is for first year players, usually grade 5, Beginning band rehearsals will begin in                      Mid-January, and will run Wednesday mornings, 7:30 AM to 8:15 AM in the band room


C. PERFORMANCES

1.   The Concert Band performs a Holiday Concert and Spring Concert and possibly travels to a music festival Additional          performances include the Art Show, Flag Day and Graduation.

2.` The Beginning Band performs at the Spring Concert and the Art Show. There is no Holiday Concert for the beginning          band.

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