Course Description

Performance of band literature with emphasis on excellence in musical performance and development of professional musicianship. Class members will participate in class activities, and sectional rehearsals.. Prereq: Experience with instrumental performance.

These are unprecedented times and given the current climate we cannot hold rehearsals in the same way that we did before. I really wish that this were the case, but it is not. But making sure that we have some type of music until we can all meet together in large groups is important. So let us use this time to work on our own individual playing so that when we can finally meet up we can have more enriching musical experiences.

Course Outline


Orchestra and Band


Types of Activities for the Semester

We will concentrate on individual technical proficiency and chamber music.

  • Online video lessons will be provided in classical music theory and history. We will explore minority composers and the influence of classical music.

  • Students will be provided an online library of solo works and chamber music. We will work in small groups to develop concerts and pick repertoire.

  • Ensemble work will be done in small jazz combos that will meet with all of the social distancing requirements.

  • At least two private or group lessons via video conferencing will be offered per student, as requested, during the semester.

  • Performances will be videotaped and shared via live stream.

  • We will have sectionals to work on large ensemble music to prepare difficult pieces for future performances and possibly videos.


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6:30PM to 8:30PM
Aug 24, 2023 to Dec 14, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
In-person (Kauai)  
Course Fee(s)
Registration non-credit $156.00
Section Notes

Band (MUS202)

Repertoire and Grouping

  • Will will alternate small group and large group playing.

    • The large group will play standard concert band literature, with rehearsals limited to 30 minute intervals, with breaks between intervals to allow for ventilation.

    • The larger ensemble will be divided into three chamber groups: brass ensemble, woodwind ensemble, and percussion ensemble. Each group will have their own repertoire.

If needed. Additional Curriculum:

  • Online video lessons will be provided in music theory and music history.

  • Students will be provided with method books and solo repertoire for individual practice and growth.

  • At least one private lesson via video conferencing will be offered per student, as requested, during the semester.


Social Distancing for All Groups:

  • Instrument masks will be required in accordance with the UH System Guidelines that have yet to be published. There may be modifications especially in terms of vaccinated students.

  • Bell covers will be required for all instruments. Bags are no longer recommended for woodwind instruments.

  • 6 to 9 foot distancing for all students depending on their instrument.

  • Doors will be kept open to allow for maximum ventilation.

  • Groups will play outside on a rotation basis for small groups.

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