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2017  Band Course Descriptions

Jazz Band

Credit: 0.5 per semester Year Course
Prerequisite: Audition Only
Special Info $, Permission Required

The Decatur Jazz Band is for advanced brass, woodwind and percussion instrumentalists. Membership is attained ONLY AFTER A SUCCESSFUL AUDITION with the director. This zero hour ensemble meets everyday and will explore traditional and contemporary jazz literature, jazz improvisation, …

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Wind Ensemble

Credit: 0.5 per semester Year Course
Prerequisite: Audition Only
Special Info $, Permission Required

The Decatur Win Ensemble is for advanced brass, woodwind and percussion instrumentalists. Membership is attained ONLY AFTER A SUCCESSFUL AUDITION with the director. Musicianship is further developed and refined through the study of grade level 3-5 literature. In addition …

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Concert Band

Credit: 0.5 per semester Year Course
Prerequisite: One Year of Playing Experience
Special Info $

This ensemble is open to all brass, woodwind and percussion instrumentalists with AT LEAST ONE YEAR of playing experience. Concert Band focuses on the continued development of musicianship, technique and music theory through the study of level-appropriate literature. …

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Drumline

Credit: 0.5 per semester Year Course
Prerequisite: One Year of Playing Experience
Special Info $

The Decatur Drum Line and Percussion Ensemble is open to all percussion instrumentalists with AT LEAST ONE YEAR of playing experience. This ensemble performs at home football and basketball games and provides percussion for the different concert bands …

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AP Music Theory

Credit: 0.5 per semester Year Course
Prerequisite: None
Special Info: None

This class is designed as a college-level 1 st term music theory course for students with limited or no previous training in music theory. Prior experience with music (choir, band, piano, orchestra or guitar) is expected in some capacity, although this class …

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