Band


Carlton’s Band Program

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.                                                                                                         

    -Plato         

                                    

Band is a performing art form that allows students to develop their musical abilities, understanding, and appreciation.To learn about the benefits of music education click on the links below.

Video Resources  Print Resources
Why Music Matters  Does Music Makes You Smarter?
The Case for Music Education  Did You Know that Music Makes You Smarter?
Why Music?  Music Makes You Smarter
Music Advocacy

Band courses offered at Carlton are Band 9, Band 10, Band 20, and Band 30.  In these courses students continue to develop their aural skills, music literacy, instrumental technique, music interpretation and appreciation; and group performance.  Students will have an opportunity to play a number of pieces throughout the course. 

To hear our band perform, please use the players below:

Lord of the Rings

Transformers

Pearl Harbour

Pirates of the Caribbean

How to Train Your Dragon

Disney Blockbusters

 

At Carlton, band is offered during the school timetable. This means there are no early morning or noon hour rehearsals, and students are not pulled out of other classes to attend practice. Band classes are backed with a compulsory class so that one day the student would attend band and then the next day he/she would attend the other class. This way of timetabling band allows the class to run for the whole year, which enables the group to perform at different events. Students choosing to take band should have previous band experience – not necessarily at the previous grade level, but students must know how to play their instrument and be able to read music. Students with music reading experience, who are interested in taking band but have not played a band instrument before, should meet with the Band Director. In class, students work on developing and improving their instrumental and musical skills, and group performance.

Band 10 is a continuation of programs established in earlier grades with emphasis on the continued development of aural skills, music literacy, instrumental technique, music interpretation and appreciation; and group performance. Students will have an opportunity to play a number of pieces throughout the course. Students selecting this course must be able to read music notation and know how to play a band instrument.   Students that did not take Band 9 should speak to the band director about enrolling in the course. Students that have music reading skills but no experience playing a band instrument should also speak to the band director. Students with no music reading skills or instrumental skills should take Music 10 and then eventually sign up for the band program, if they wish.

Band 20 is a continuation of Band 10 with emphasis on the continued development of aural skills, music literacy, instrumental technique, music interpretation and appreciation; and group performance. Students will have an opportunity to play a number of pieces throughout the course. Students that did not take Band 10 should speak to the band director about enrolling in the course as the ability to read music notation and play a band instrument is required. If students end up with a timetabling conflict, they should speak to the band director about the possibility of taking band in one semester.

 Band 30 is a continuation of Band 20 with emphasis on the continued development of aural skills, music literacy, instrumental technique, music interpretation and appreciation; and group performance. Students will have an opportunity to play a number of pieces throughout the course.   Students that did not take Band 20 should speak to the band director about enrolling in the course as the ability to read music notation and play a band instrument is required. If students end up with a timetabling conflict, they should speak to the band director about the possibility of taking band in one semester.