Oak Grove Curriculum Scope & Sequence

Beginning Band (Grade 4)

Updated 8.10.16

Beginning Band 

Unit Length

Musical Standard

Unit Title

  • The students will...

Instructional Strategies

Resources

Assessments

  • Formative/Summative

3 times per year

Performing

Formal Concert: Fall-Winter-Spring

  • Perform songs in line with skills learned.

  • rehearsals
  • practice at home

  • Books, website, instruments

  • Concert  performance (S)

 2 weeks

Application

  • Assembling their Instrument cooperatively and then independently
  • Learn care & maintenance
  • Visual Demonstration
  • Video reinforcement
  • Hands on performance practice
  • Class demo videos
  • Teacher instruction
  • Repetition

  • Instrument parts quiz  (F)
  • Instrument assembly (F)

Ongoing

Performing

Learn to play notes and rhythms

  • Read and play notes and rhythms from the method book in order to play songs

  • Singing
  • Clapping
  • Performing
  • Demonstrating

  • Interactive website and YouTube
  • Book
  • instruments

  • Homework/practice (F)
  • Class performance opportunities (F)
  • Teacher made assessment (S)

Ongoing

Improvising-

Composing

Ear training: call and response

  • Students listen to teacher play music example, and try to play it back
  • Students improvise “Music Riffs”

  • Clapping
  • Singing
  • Playing

  • Web and CD recordings
  • instruments
  • Homework/practice (F)
  • Class performance opportunities (F)
  • Teacher made assessment (S)

Ongoing

Performing

The Major Scale

  • Students learn to build & play  the B flat Major Scale

  • Singing
  • Performing
  • Demonstrating
  • Teacher demo
  • CD and web resources
  • WhiteBoard
  • Homework/practice (F)
  • Class performance opportunities (F)
  • Teacher made assessment (S)

Ongoing

Performing

The Minor Scale

  • Students learn to build & play  the G minor Scale
  • Singing
  • Performing
  • Demonstrating
  • Teacher demo
  • CD and web resources
  • WhiteBoard
  • Homework/practice (F)
  • Class performance opportunities (F)
  • Teacher made assessment (S)

National Association for Music Education (http://www.nafme.org/)

Standards http://www.nafme.org/my-classroom/standards/