Skip to content

Course Syllabus

Course: MUSC 2116

Division: Fine Arts, Comm, and New Media
Department: Music
Title: Symphonic Band

Semester Approved: Fall 2016
Five-Year Review Semester: Fall 2021
End Semester: Fall 2022

Catalog Description: This course includes the study, rehearsal, and concert perfomances of standard band literature. No audition is required to register for this ensemble. (Repeatable for Credit)

Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 1; Lecture: 2; Lab: 0

Corequisites: MUSC 2126

Justification: Through the preparation and performance of quality band literature, students enrolled in this course will develop an understanding and appreciation of the various styles of band literature. This group serves all students who wish to play, regardless of technical facility. Because all 4-year transfer schools in the state offer a similar experience, Snow College ensemble credit transfers without difficulty.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the literature selected by the instructor through accurate and expressive performance. Each student will be evaluated on satisfactory participation in sectional and full ensemble rehearsal. 

Through performance, students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the musical values of works being studied. These performances will be critiqued by the conductor to provide opportunity for improvement. This will be assessed through discussion, rehearsal and performances. 

Music from all periods of standard band repertoire will be studied, practiced, rehearsed and performed. Proper instrumental technique will be stressed.

Key Performance Indicators:
Sectional and full ensemble rehearsal (30%-40% of final grade) 

Participation in each ensemble performance (30%- 40% of final grade) 

Periodic playing tests (20%-30% of final grade) 








Pedagogy Statement:

Maximum Class Size: 60
Optimum Class Size: 60