Students will improve technique on their individual instruments, including technical facility and tone production, and will grow as musicians, working to make reasonable musical decisions based on what they hear and what they expect.
This could be in relation to quality of sound, pitch, style, tempo, rhythm, blend, balance, phrasing, dynamics, and/or articulations. They will grow in their appreciation of music as an art form and it’s influence on others. This will also broaden their cultural understandings through the study and performance of many different types of music.
Students will find engage creativity and critical thinking skills in order to connect with music and see it as a means of personal expression of emotions. They will have an increased sense of discipline to further the productivity of rehearsals. They will become a team, working together for the common goal of effective musical performances. This will increase their understanding of citizenship through their dedication to something larger than themselves.