High School Band Power Standards

Perform with expression and technical accuracy a large and varied repertoire of instrumental literature with a level of difficulty of 4, on a scale of 1 to 6

Perform an appropriate part in an ensemble, demonstrating well-developed ensemble skills

Perform in small ensembles with one student on a part

Sightread, accurately and expressively, music with a level of difficulty of 3, on a scale of 1 to 6

Demonstrate extensive knowledge of the technical vocabulary of music

Classify by genre or style and by historical period or culture unfamiliar but representative aural examples of music and explain the reasoning behind their classifications

Identify sources of American music genres,8 trace the evolution of those genres, and cite well-known musicians associated with them

Last Modified on August 12, 2013