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Title – Intro to School Band Instruments
By – Aaron Harper
Primary Subject – Music
Grade Level – 1-5 


    NYS Standards #2

Do Now:

    Make a list of all the instruments in a school band.


    Students will learn about various instruments in a school band.


    Piccolo, Flute, Soprano Clarinet, Alto Clarinet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Oboe, French Horn, Snare Drum, etc.


  1. Teacher will first give a brief overview on the many roles of a school band.
  2. Teacher will then explain the three different instrument families in a band (Woodwind, Brass, Percussion).
  3. Starting with the Woodwinds, the teacher will introduce each instrument explaining its purpose, sound and construction. A sound demonstration will be given.
  4. For Brass, see step 3.
  5. For Percussion, see step 3.


    The students will be able to answer different questions about the instruments they have witnessed.


    Students are to pick two separate instruments and list their similarities and differences in a short essay.

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