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Learning Recommendations:  Students should have some prior knowledge of how to read music and have some basic snare technique

General Description:  This full year course is offered to students who have been in band in middle school, or have had experience in music in the past. All students will participate in the high school drum line for marching band and basketball games. 

Content:  All students will participate in performances of small and larger percussion ensembles. They will serve as the percussion sections for the existing ensembles (Concert Band and Wind Ensemble) during the school year.

Strategies:  Students will have a skill assessment at the beginning of the year and have an individual improvement plan to work on the entire year.

Homework:  Practice at home at least 30-60 minutes each day.

Course Fee / Materials:  Yes, see Course/Club/Misc. Fee link.  Potential instrument rental fee ($50 for the year). Purchase of concert attire (inquire with director).