MUSC 179: Concert Band

Credits 2
Quarter Offered
Distribution List
Academic Elective

The Peninsula College Concert Band provides large ensemble experience for instrumentalists and gives Port Angeles a local concert band. Perform the finest wind band literature, both contemporary and traditional. Focus on musicianship, winds and percussion techniques, and performance skills through study of literature from all stylistic periods in various musical styles and cultures. Weekly rehearsals and one concert per quarter. This course may be repeated up to six times for a total of twelve credits. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Elective)


Must be able to read music and play at the high school level, or better.

  1. Perform a variety repertoire of traditional and contemporary concert band music at designated quarterly concerts.
  2.  Demonstrate improvement of skills in the following areas: music reading, rhythmic accuracy, musical expression, style, tone and intonation, ensemble balance and blend.
  3. Work effectively as a part of a team.
  4. Demonstrate a professional attitude towards practice, self-motivation, and self-evaluation as it pertains to the appropriate performance of music selected for each quarterly concert.
  5. Demonstrate appropriate concert etiquette/behavior during the scheduled performances.  This will include: preparation of music, preparation of instruments/accessories as appropriate, showing up on time for all rehearsals and concerts.