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    Daphne High School Band
    The Sound of the Eastern Shore
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    Band Technique

    The purpose of band technique class is to provide students a means to improve the technical aspects of their performance on a musical instrument. The students will perform major, minor, and chromatic scales, rhythm studies, solos, and ensemble studies. This class will meet every day.

    Symphonic Band

    The purpose of varsity band during concert season is to give students an opportunity to express themselves as they relate music to their everyday experiences. Music from all periods of history is covered. Teaching students to examine and explore all the many styles that are available in the music field is one goal of the program. Great emphasis is placed on performance, and perfection of musical fundamentals is of prime importance. This class meets every day with required after school rehearsals and performances.

    Percussion

    The purpose of varsity band during concert season is to give students an opportunity to express themselves as they relate music to their everyday experiences. Music from all periods of history is covered. Teaching students to examine and explore all the many styles that are available in the music field is one goal of the program. Great emphasis is placed on performance, and perfection of musical fundamentals is of prime importance. This class meets every day with required after school rehearsals and performances.

    AP Music Theory

    Students in this class will work toward a deeper understanding of the various building blocks of music: melody, harmony, rhythm, meter, texture and form. Why do pieces based upon Western harmony (including most pop music, classical music, jazz and folk music) work the way that they do? Students will strive to answer this through development of their written skills (analysis, composition, and notation) and musicianship (listening skills, sight-singing and harmonization at the keyboard). This course may involve a technology component. The work in this class is equivalent to that of a first-year college course in music theory and culminates in the AP exam. Students enrolled in this course are encouraged to take the College Board Advanced Placement® Examination. Note: This course may not be offered at every high school. This course cannot be used for fine art credit required for graduation.

    Music Technology

    This course examines the history, techniques, and aesthetics of mechanical and computer-aided approaches to algorithmic music composition and generative music systems. Through creative hands-on projects, readings, listening assignments, and lectures, students will explore a variety of historical and contemporary approaches. Diverse tools and systems will be employed, including applications in Python, MIDI, Garage Band, and Finale.
     
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