610 Marching & Concert Band

St. Francis Borgia High School Marching Band2 semesters, 1 credit

Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Prerequisite: At least 2 years of elementary or junior high school band or instructor consent.

The students in this course will participate in Marching Band during the first quarter and in Concert Band for the remainder of the school year. Performances also include a Christmas Concert and a Spring Concert. Attendance at all scheduled events is required during school hours or outside school hours. Active parental involvement in the Music Association is helpful.

Co-requisite: Students in this course are required also to enroll in 700H PE/Health with Marching Band or Band Color Guard in order to receive ¼ credit in PE.

Note:  Students successfully completing four years of 610 Marching & Concert Band and 700H PE/Health will have earned 4.0 Fine Arts credits, as well as the 1.0 PE/Health credit required for graduation.



By the completion of this course, student will be able to...

  1. Demonstrate competency in marching style.
  2. Demonstrate competency in instrument carriage.
  3. Demonstrate competency in parade marching.
  4. Demonstrate competency in field marching.
  5. Perform music using good intonation.
  6. Perform music using correct dynamics and articulations.
  7. Perform music playing correct rhythms.
  8. Perform music with proper phrasing, style, and articulation.
  9. Demonstrate proper playing technique in a marching band and concert band setting.



By the completion of this course, students will know...

  1. How to perform a complete marching band competition show
  2. How to perform in a parade ensemble
  3. How to identify and play various styles of music
  4. The different types of articulations and dynamics
  5. How to read complex musical passages
  6. How to explain proper playing techniques
  7. How to complete simple repairs on their instruments


This curriculum last updated on August 26, 2019, the Fine Arts Department.


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