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MUSC 102 Community Band • 1 Cr.


Students earn credit for playing in approved community bands or wind ensembles. Provides an opportunity to perform a wide variety of literature. Rehearsals are usually one evening per week. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Participation may require audition. Prerequisite: Permission of program chair for approved ensembles.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Perform in a rehearsal with attention to proper intonation, phrasing, articulation, tone production, and blending of their part within a section
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, follow, read and/or perform a variety of rhythmic and melodic passages as they are used in the creation of the music being performed
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, follow, read, interpret and perform a variety of musical expression markings, aural descriptors, as well as conducting gestures as they are used in the creation of music.
  • Demonstrate the use of a variety of practice tools and methods as well as appropriate rehearsal and performance behavior to produce productive rehearsals and quality performances.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform a variety of musical styles
  • Demonstrate the ability to function effectively in a variety of small and large group settings.
  • Demonstrate the personal awareness and musical growth to realize music’s potential role in a student’s future through involvement in community ensembles.
  • Incorporate their own musical, time management, cooperative behavior skills and individual expression into the process of producing a musically meaningful and expressive performance.



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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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