There is no instrument rental fee for those students who supply their own instrument. All students who wish to rent instruments belonging to the Calgary Board of Education or the Crescent Heights Band Parents Association are required to pay an instrument rental fee of $100.00 per year. There is also a program fee of $100.00 per student for all students in this program.

Beginning Instrumental Music 10

5 Credits | Co-requisite: Beginning Concert Band 15

Open to all students entering into the High School system that have no previous or limited experience on an instrument. This Beginning band class develops student skills on a variety of woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Emphasis is given to providing a strong fundamental approach to their specific instrument of choice.

Beginning Concert Band 15

5 Credits | Co-requisite: Beginning Instrumental Music 10

Beginning Concert Band will prepare students, whom after accomplishing proper playing essentials in Beginning Instrumental Music, or 1 year of Jr. High Music, or permission from the teacher; to explore a variety of Concert Band literature up to a grade 3 level. 

Instrumental Music 10/20/30

5 Credits Each | Corequisite: Band 15/25/35

Instrumental Music 10 Prerequisite: Grade 9 band or private instruction on a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument.

Instrumental Music 20 Prerequisite: Instrumental Music 10. Instrumental Music 30 Prerequisite: Instrumental Music 20.
These Instrumental Music-training courses focus on developing musicianship, instrument technique, music theory, music history, and ear training. Opportunities to compose and perform are also featured. Students must enroll in both Instrumental Music and the corresponding Band 15/25/35 course.

Band 15/25/35 - Concert Band

5 Credits Each | Co-requisite: Instrumental Music 10/20/30

Concert Band provides an opportunity for students to explore a variety of wind band literature in a large ensemble setting. The Concert Band participates in a variety of performance activities including concerts, festivals, workshops and tours.

Instrumental Jazz 15/25/35

5 Credits Each | Co-requisite: Instrumental Music 10/20/30

Jazz Ensemble is a co-curricular program that introduces instrumentalists to all facets of performing in a Jazz Ensemble. Blues, Swing, Latin, and Jazz- Rock will be idioms studied.

This is a jazz performance-based program. Activities will focus on the development of each student as a well-rounded musician. This will include jazz technique, theory, listening, music appreciation, rhythm section foundations, and large ensemble performance. We will build upon skills learned in Instrumental Music and focus on jazz specific skills including various styles and form, improvisation, spoken/played jazz articulations, and extended technique. The development of team-work, individual practice, creativity and complex thinking skills are also of great importance.

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