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Course Syllabus

Course: MUSC 3126

Division: Fine Arts, Comm, and New Media
Department: Music
Title: Badger Pep Band III

Semester Approved: Fall 2019
Five-Year Review Semester: Summer 2025
End Semester: Summer 2025

Catalog Description: This course involves participation in ensemble performances supporting Snow College athletic events. This course is repeatable for credit.

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

Corequisites: MUSC 2116

Justification: Students in this ensemble help provide the Snow College student body with a collegiate experience by contributing to the celebratory atmosphere of college athletic events. Most institutions in Utah offer students a pep band experience. This group serves all students who wish to play, regardless of technical facility. Snow College ensemble credit transfers to four-year institutions without difficulty.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of each semester of this course, students will be able to accurately perform the rhythms, melodies and harmonies of the music selected by the director This will be assessed in formative assessments through peer feedback of recordings, sectional rehearsals, performance and rehearsal.

The student will perform essential skills as part of a section, including, proper intonation blend and balance and show improvement in both speed and accuracy of literature learning as measured by small group assessment. This is assessed through performance, director and peer feedback.

The student will understand the music in its historical setting as well as the stylistic, expressive, and formal qualities associated with the particular era of music history. This will be assessed through peer and director review of rehearsal recordings.

The student will communicate the understanding which they have gained to their audiences. This will be assessed through performance at concerts and athletic events.

Members of the ensemble will learn and perform appropriate literature as selected by the instructor. Content includes study of:
• Intonation
• Balance
• Blend
• Articulation
• Historical Context
• Performance Practice

Key Performance Indicators:
Students in instrumental music performance courses are assessed in the following ways (percentages are approximate):

Participation Rates - Attendance at class sessions; 10 to 30%

Written Assignments  10 to 20%

Presentation/Performance – sectional rehearsal participation and performance 20 to 40%

Presentation/Performance - Concert participation and performance 20 to 40%

Group Project - Participation in concert recording review and critique 20 to 40%

Representative Text and/or Supplies:
Literature is taken from the Snow College score library.

Pedagogy Statement:
This course is delivered via a combination of direct instruction, modeling, student collaboration, peer feedback, and performance.

Instructional Mediums:

Maximum Class Size: 20
Optimum Class Size: 20