Camden Hills Regional High School

Home of the Windjammers

Concert Band
Visual and Performing Arts
The CHRHS Concert Band is designed to teach students the fundamental skills of performance on a wind/percussion instrument.  Through the study of an instrument and of quality band literature, students will learn to perform and appreciate music of variety of genres and cultures.    Students who participate in this program will learn skills to help them enjoy music, whether as an active participant or a critical listener for their entire adult life.

As stated in the Maine Learning Results:

•Students apply accumulated knowledge of musical notation, symbols, and terminology to perform music with greater complexity and variation including sudden dynamic contrasts.

•Students listen to, analyze, and evaluate music using their understanding of pitch, rhythm, tempo, dynamics, form, timbre, texture, harmony, style, and compound meter.

•Students perform music of various styles and genres that requires well-developed technical skills, attention to phrasing and interpretation and various meters and rhythms in a variety of keys, accurately applying the accumulated knowledge and skills of: proper posture and technique; musical notation; symbols; and terminology.

•Students learn to make meaningful contributions to the community through musical performance.

•Students analyze and evaluate musical ideas expressed in their own musical performance.

•Students make short-term and long- term goals with consideration to time management, interpersonal interactions, or skill development that will lead to success in the arts.