Jazz Band

Units

Unit Essential Questions Content Skills and Processes Assessment Resources Multicultural Dimension Integrated Learning
US Jazz Ensemble

•What are the elements that make a successful Jazz ensemble? What other styles can be successfully incorporated into the program? How to connect the community needs for the band to perform with curriculum.

*Form, structure and style of jazz
*History of Jazz
*Various performance styles
-Blues
-Swing
-Latin
-Cool Jazz
-Bebop

Other styles of Performance:

Funk, Rock, Pop, Reggae, Rhythm and Blues.

*Accept opportunities to perform at different venues and events.
*Develop skills in technique and the ability to improvise
*Perform as an ensemble
*Learn to solo
*Accompany and listen
*Rehearse and perform regularly
*Practice and improve technical skills

*Learn new chords, extend repertoire of chords.

*Class participation
*Attendance
*Participation in performances
*Focus
*Level of achievement in class

*Written rpeorts

*Parent Conferences

Arrangements
Instruments
Amplifiers, PA and microphones, stereo system

*Study of music from other cultures: ex. Latin 

US Band will not necessarily intergrate with other subjects but will make itself available to perform at Catlin Gabel events thereby serving the community and giving the students opportunities to play both inside and outside of the school.

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•What are the elements that make a successful Jazz ensemble?

*Form, structure and style of jazz
*History of Jazz
*Various performance styles
-Blues
-Swing
-Latin
-Cool Jazz
-Bebop

*Accept opportunities to perform at different venues
*Develop skills in technique and the ability to improvise
*Perform jazz in an ensemble
*Learn to solo
*Accompany and listen
*Rehearse and perform regularly
*Practice and improve technical skills

*Class participation
*Attendance
*Participation in performances
*Focus
*Level of achievement in class