Feb 06, 2023  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

MMED 669 Brass Band in School and Community

3 credits 45.0 hours
600 level graduate course

With a tradition that stared in England over 150 years ago, the brass band movement is growing rapidly in the United States. This course covers brass band history and development from the Civil War to the present. Specific ideas will be presented about how to start and maintain a British-style brass band. There will be hands-on experience in playing brass instruments at all levels of background and experience. A wide variety of literature will be explored by means of recordings and sight reading. Some uniquely brass band instruments will be available. Concepts of brass band arranging will also be explored. A collaborative a concert and clinic is included. What to bring: Please bring any brass instrument(s) that you play.

This course is not repeatable for credit.