Mu230 SVC Concert Band 4 credits
This class is designed to help students make improvements in the areas of melodic and harmonic reading, develop sight-reading skills, improve knowledge of harmony and chords, learn to arrange songs, make improvements in melodic improvisation, improve students’ technique and develop a wide range of repertoire. The SVC Concert Band will focus on the study of various jazz, classical and popular music styles and will present a final concert at the end of the semester. Meeting once a week for combo rehearsal and lectures, students must own or rent an instrument and come prepared with a pencil, staff notebook and wire music stand. All instruments, levels and abilities are encouraged. Students may take this course twice for credit (up to a total of 6 credits), and then may continue with the band as part of their extracurricular activities.