MUS-210: Symphony Band 4

Liberal Arts
Fine & Performing Arts
Academic Level
Course Subject
Course Number
Course Title
Symphony Band 4
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
MUS-209 or Audition
Catalog Course Description

Fourth of four semesters of wind ensemble (symphony band) including preparation and performance of standard concert band music and transcriptions of all styles. This group performs for college as well as community functions. These courses are open to college students, adult members of the community, and advanced placement high school students who play woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement
The purpose of the course shall be to allow college musicians to rehearse and perform together with challenging technical levels that will allow individual growth for each student. The final important purpose is to encourage student members to perform regularly on campus and in the community.
Core Course Topics
  1. Regular warm-up

    Practice warming up using breathing, range, balance, and blend exercises.

  2. Concentrated rehearsals

    Demonstrate mastery level of discriminating listening habits, with emphasis on mastery level of interpretation of symphonic band literature.

  3. Sight-reading

    Demonstrate mastery level in sight-reading skills.

  4. Musical voice (personal tone)

    Demonstrate mastery level in the understanding of the dynamic contrast in development of one's musical "voice" or musical tone.

  5. Performances

    Perform at mastery level in end-of-semester performance as scheduled (HFC Symphony Band Concert, etc.).

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  • Class Participation
  • Evaluation of public performance
  • Student self appraisals

Repertoire to be determined by instructor.


Satisfies Wellness Requirement

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Skilled Demonstration
Skilled Demonstration Details

Musical Audition

Other Details

Determined by department

Effective Term
Winter 2022