Fine Arts - Band
Sequence of Courses
Band 10 (5 credits)
Prerequisite Standard: Band 9 or Teacher Recommendation
Content: Band 10 expands upon the technical and musical skills acquired in Band 9. Technical facility, rhythm, tone and sight-reading are a major focus as is quality band repertoire. Students will also develop team skills as they work through the process of developing an appreciation for this art form.
Band 20 (5 credits)
Prerequisite Standard: Band 10
Content: Students in Band 20 demonstrate technical and musical skills as well as musical literacy that are fluent and confident. A well-developed understanding of large ensemble performance is a major focus.
Band 30 (5 credits)
Prerequisite Standard: Band 20
Content: Band 30 students demonstrate expertise on their instrument along with considerable theoretical knowledge and ensemble skills. Leadership within ensembles is a focus and expectation.
Calgary Board of Education Detailed High School Course Guide (pdf)