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					                                                                                DMS MUSIC
                                                                              6th Grade Band



                                              Essential
 Month                  Content               Questions       Frameworks                       Skills                            Assessments

                                           A. What Is A       A. 5.1 - 5.11, A. Proper Preparedness For Playing In
                                           Musician/What Is   6.1 - 6.4, 8.1 - School Band; Music, Seats, Lessons,
September   A. Beginning Band Playing      An Ensemble?             8.5        Books Etc…                             A. Daily Checks



                                                                              A. Proper Understanding Of Band
                                           A. Why Practice?                   Playing.                                A. Daily Observation

                                           B. How Do I
                                           Relate To The
                                           Ensemble - What     B. 3.1 - 3.10, B. Recognizing The Historical And
            B. Proper Band Etiquette And   Is My              5.1 - 5.11, 6.1 - Philosophical Foundations Of A Wind
            Rehearsal Procedure            Reasonability?      6.4, 8.1 - 8.5 Ensemble.                               B. Class Discussion
                                                                              B. Identifying The Proper
                                                                              Instrumentation And Set Up Of A Wind B. Reading Of Seating Chart,
                                                                              Ensemble.                            Discussion
                                                                              B. Demonstrate Proper Posture And
                                                                              Playing Position For Their Own
                                                                              Particular Instrument.                  B. Daily Observation

                                                                              B. Demonstrate Responsible Behavior
                                                                              By Keeping And Organizing Their Own
                                                                              Music Folder.                       B. Daily Observation


                                                                              B. Coming Prepared To Rehearsal.        B. Daily Observation, Discussion

                                                                              B. Caring For Music Department
                                                                              Physical Facilities And Equipment.      B. Daily Observation

                                                                              B. Reacting Appropriately At Various
                                                                              Musical Activities And Events.          B. Observation, Discussion
                                                                              B. Being A Responsible And
                                                                              Contributing Member At Every
                                                                              Rehearsal.                              B. Daily Observation, Discussion

            A. Rhythmic And Notation       A. How Do You                      A. Recognize Various Conducting Beat A. Daily Observation, Class
 October    Concepts                       Read Music?         A. 2.1 - 2.9   Patterns.                            Discussion, Written Exams
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                                                                               A. Sight-Read Rhythmic Patterns And
                                                                               Melodies Using Simple Time            A. Daily Observation, Class
                                                                               Signatures.                           Discussion, Playing Exams

                                                                               A. Demonstrate The Ability To         A. Daily Observation, Class
                                                                               Recognize Rhythmic Patterns.          Discussion, Playing Exams
                                                                               A. Demonstrate The Ability To Perform
                                                                               A Work While Keeping A Steady Pulse
                                                                               Or Tempo.                             A. Daily Observation, Playing Exams
                                                                                                                     A. Daily Observation, Class
                                                                               A. Understand The Concept Of          Discussion, Playing Exams, Written
                                                                               Duration Of Notes And/Or Rests.       Exams

                                                                               A. Recognize The Relationship Of The
                                                                               Individual Rhythmic Part To Others In A. Daily Observation, Class
                                                                               The Ensemble                          Discussion

                                           A. How Do You
                                           Play A Wind                         A. Demonstrate Correct And Proper
November   Instrumental Tone Production    Instrument?         A. 3.1 - 3.10   Embouchure                            A. Daily Observation, Playing Exams
                                                                               A. Define And Demonstrate Proper
                                                                               Tone Quality As It Relates To Their
                                                                               Individual Instrument.                A. Daily Observation, Playing Exams

                                                                               A. Produce A Quality Tone Using
                                                                               Proper Embouchure And Articulation.   A. Daily Observation, Playing Exams
                                                                               A. Produce A Gradual Of Extension Of
                                                                               Range With Increasing Flexibility And
                                                                               Facility.                             A. Daily Observation, Playing Exams
                                                                               A. Demonstrate A Basic Dynamic
                                                                               Range Without Distortion Of Tone
                                                                               Quality.                              A. Daily Observation, Playing Exams
                                                                               A. Understand Characteristics Of A
                                                                               Mature Sound; Vibrato, Resonance,
                                                                               Color, And Timbre.                    A. Daily Observation, Playing Exams


                                           B. How Is A Pitch                   B. Understand That Pitches Can Be
           B. Tuning And Adjusting Pitch   In Tune?               B. 3.7       Sharp Or Flat.                        B. Daily Observation, Discussion
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                                            A. How Is The                         A. Perform Independently With
                                            Stage Different                       Accurate Intonation, Steady Tempo,
                                            From The                              Rhythmic Accuracy, Appropriate          A. Daily Observations, Playing
  December      A. Performance Techniques   Classroom?            A. 3.1 - 3.10   Technique, And Correct Posture.         Exams, Concert Performances

                                                                                  A. Demonstrate Proper Stage             A. Daily Observations, Playing
                                                                                  Deportment.                             Exams, Concert Performances
                                                                                  A. Demonstrate Proper Pre-Performance
                                                                                  Preparation; I.E., Tuning, Valve Oil, A. Daily Observations, Playing
                                                                                  Rosin.                                Exams, Concert Performances


                                                                                  A. Understand The Role And Function     A. Daily Observations, Class
                                                                                  Of The Conductor.                       Discussions, Written Exams
                                                                                  A. Analyze Performance Problems And
                                                                                  Take Appropriate Measures To Correct A. Class Discussion, Written Exams,
                                                                                  Them.                                Listening Activities
                                            B. How Do                             B. Understanding The Relationship Of
                                            Instruments Work                      An Individual Instrument To The Rest    B. Daily Observation, Class
                B. Balance And Blend        Together?             B. 3.1 - 3.10   Of The Ensemble.                        Discussion
                                                                                  B. Demonstrate Basic Knowledge
                                                                                  Difference Between Melodic And          B. Daily Observation, Class
                                                                                  Harmonic Passages.                      Discussion, Written Exam
                                                                                  B. Understand A Basic Dynamic Range
                                                                                  In Relation To Group Instrumentation B. Daily Observation, Class
                                                                                  And Size.                            Discussion
                                                                                  B. Demonstrate Beginners Knowledge
                                                                                  Of Intonation As It Relates To Balance B. Daily Observation, Class
                                                                                  And Blend.                             Discussion
                                                                                  B. Demonstrate Beginning Knowledge
                                                                                  Of Uniform Articulation As It Relates   B. Daily Observation, Class
                                                                                  To Band Literature.                     Discussion

                                                              A. 2.1 - 2.9, 3.1 -
All Year Spiral A. Scales                   A. What Are Scales?     3.10          A. Play 7 Major Scales.                 A. Daily Observation, Playing Exams

                                                                                  A. Apply The Knowledge Of Scales To
                                                                                  Major Works Of Literature.          A. Daily Observation, Playing Exams
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                                                                                         A. Attempt To Use The Correct
                                                                                         Fingerings And Positions To Perform
                                                                                         Scales.                                 A. Daily Observation, Playing Exams
                                                                                         A. Perform Scales And Literature
                                                                                         Trying To Use Proper Intonation.        A. Daily Observation, Playing Exams

                                                                                         A. Apply The Knowledge Of Scales
                                                                                         And Etudes Using A Beginners Warm-
                                                                                         Up Book.                           A. Daily Observation, Playing Exams
                                                                                          B. Match Pitches, Play Melodic
                                                   B.. What Is Proper B. 2.1 - 2.9, 3.1 - Intervals, Harmonic Intervals, And
All Year Spiral B. Technical Study                 Technique?               3.10          Melodic Lines In Tune.                 B. Daily Observation, Playing Exams

                                                                                         B. Play Wind Literature Between Grade B. Daily Observation, Playing
                                                                                         Levels 1 & 2.                         Exams, Concert Performances

                                                                                         B. Demonstrate And Understand Basic
                                                                                         Articulation Markings; I.E. Staccato,
                                                                                         Marcato, Legato, Accents, And Be Able B. Daily Observation, Playing
                                                                                         To Apply Them Various Forms Of        Exams, Class Discussion, Written
                                                                                         Literature                            Exams



                                                   A. How Can                                                                     A. Daily Observation, Playing
                                                   Music Be            A. 2.1 - 2.9, 3.1 - A. Interpret Basic Symbols, Terms, And Exams, Written Exams, Class
All Year Spiral A. Interpretation And Expression   Expressive?         3.10, 5.1 - 5.11 Signs Used In Instrumental Literature. Discussion



                                                                                         A. Demonstrate An Understanding Of
                                                                                         Beginning Phrasing And Expression By
                                                                                         Performing A Melodic Line.           A. Daily Observation, Playing Exams



                                                                                         A. Demonstrate Knowledge Of Basic
                                                                                         Styles And Genres Through               A. Daily Observation, Playing
                                                                                         Performance.                            Exams, Concert Performances
                                                                                         A. Demonstrate The Ability To Identify
                                                                        A. 5.1 - 5.11, Incorrect Pitches, Rhythms, Intonation, A. Daily Observation, Playing
                                                   A. What Can          6.1 - 6.4, 8.1 - Style, Tone Quality, In Any Given      Exams, Written Exams, Class
     May        A. Critical Listening              Listening Do?              8.5        Passage Or Work.                       Discussion
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                                                                           A. Demonstrate Aural Awareness Of
                                                                           Other Parts In Relation To Your Own     A. Daily Observations, Class
                                                                           Part.                                   Discussion

                                                                           A. Through Listening Examples
                                                                           Students Should Be Able To Express
                                                                           Ideas About The Music; E.G. Style
                                                                           Form Characteristics, Historical        A. Class Discussion, Listening
                                                                           Significance.                           Activities, Writing Activities
                                       A. How If Music
       A. Communities, Cultural, And   Different Outside                     A. Describe The Ideas And Feelings    A. Class Discussion, Written
June   Artistic Life                   Duxbury?            A. 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 That Music Can Communicate.           Responses

                                                                           A. Understand The Importance And
                                                                           Function Of Music As A Service To       A. Class Discussion, Written
                                                                           The Community.                          Responses, Community Performance
                                                                           A. Perform Or Create Works Inspired
                                                                           By Historical Styles.                   A. Playing Samples/Concerts


                                                                           A. Describe The Contributions Of
                                                                           Composers, Performers, Technicians,
                                                                           Craftsman, And Others In Developing     A. Class Discussion, Writing
                                                                           And Promoting Music.                    Activities, Listening Activities
                                                                           A. Classify Works From The United
                                                                           States And World Cultures By Genre,     A. Class Discussion, Writing
                                                                           Styles, And Historic Periods.           Samples, Listening Activities

                                                                           A. Integrate Knowledge Of Dance,
                                                                           Music Theater, And Visual Arts And
                                                                           Apply The Arts To Other Learning        A. Class Discussion, Writing
                                                                           Disciplines.                            Activities
                                                                           A. Continue The Above And Apply
                                                                           Knowledge Of Cultural Institutions In   A. Class Discussion, Writing
                                                                           Learning About The Arts And Other       Activities, Listening Activities,
                                                                           Disciplines.                            Performance
                                                                           A. Continue The Above And Apply         A. Class Discussion, Writing
                                                                           Knowledge Of Other Disciplines In       Activities, Listening Activities,
                                                                           Learning About The Arts.                Performance

				
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