San Ramon Valley High School

Glass, Cheryl Yee » Jazz Band

Jazz Band

Students in Jazz Band will:
  • Learn proper instrumental performance skills which include posture, proper breathing techniques, articulations, and playing skills.
  • Develop their understanding of music terminology, theory and reading skills.
  • Build performance and sight-reading skills.
  • Strive to build range, tone quality, perfect intonation and individual technical facility.
  • Work in small and large groups to enhance performance outcomes
  • Read music that contains moderate technical demands
  • Read music that contains expanded ranges
  • Sight read music at a grade 4 difficulty level
  • Understand the technical vocabulary of music
  • Understand the Major Scales, dominant 7th scales and their related key signatures
  • Understand/Perform the various styles of jazz music
  • Use ensemble skills (e.g., balance, intonation, rhythmic unity)
  • Improvise stylistically appropriate harmonizing parts
  • Advance presentation skills