WHY MARCHING BAND Philosophy and Justification Marching Band

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WHY MARCHING BAND? Philosophy and Justification

WHY MARCHING BAND? Philosophy and Justification

Marching Band Music Ed In what ways does marching band provide for a valid

Marching Band Music Ed In what ways does marching band provide for a valid music education? n What might administrators have trouble understanding about Marching Band? n Does Marching Band hinder and effective music education in any way? Are there mixed signals being sent? n

The Musical Elements Tone? n Technique? n Musicality and Phrasing? n Balance and Blend?

The Musical Elements Tone? n Technique? n Musicality and Phrasing? n Balance and Blend? n Musical discipline/memorization? n MARCHING BAND IS AN ENSEMBLE!!! n

Social Skills/Support How does Marching Band help students develop socially? n What kind of

Social Skills/Support How does Marching Band help students develop socially? n What kind of support does a band program need? n The band is part of and serves several different communities… n

Values of Marching Band Participation n n n n Performance opportunities Individual musical development

Values of Marching Band Participation n n n n Performance opportunities Individual musical development Appreciation of different styles Teamwork Commitment Leadership Time management Goal Setting Band family atmosphere

Values of Marching Band Participation n n n n Sense of Belonging Confidence and

Values of Marching Band Participation n n n n Sense of Belonging Confidence and Self-Esteem Opportunity to experience success and failure Development of people skills Stress management Self-discipline Excellence Motivation Physical Fitness

Beyond the Band YOU Band - A model for the real world? n Who

Beyond the Band YOU Band - A model for the real world? n Who do you want to be? What makes the best successful? n

HOMEWORK!!! Outline Musical and Non-Musical Justifications for Marching Band n Due: Jan. 24 th

HOMEWORK!!! Outline Musical and Non-Musical Justifications for Marching Band n Due: Jan. 24 th n