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Here’s an outline of an introduction to band instruments lesson

Subject:

Music  

Grades:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5  

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

Standards:

    NYS Standards #2

Do Now:

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

Objective:

    Students will learn about various instruments in a school band.

Materials:

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

Procedure:

  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.

Evaluation:

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

Homework:

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

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