Course Description

This course is designed to give the student an enriching and diverse instrumental music education.  This class provides a number of performance opportunities for the student in a variety of settings.  The daily objective of the course is to foster and promote musical growth through the playing of an instrument by the student.  As a member of the band program, group effort and cooperation is necessary to a successful program.  Band is a skilled effort in which each student is expected to show technical and musical growth throughout this course. 

RBHS 9th Grade Academy Learning Experiences

By the end of the school year, all Young Kings will have the opportunity to:

* Enhance their reading proficiency by comprehending, evaluating, and critically analyzing print and non-print texts across a range of types and content areas.

* Adapt their communication in relation to audience, task, purpose, and discipline in order to construct effective arguments through written and oral expression.

* Engage in relevant and rigorous activities to work toward mastering grade-level standards in all core subjects.

* Exhibit Pre-AP level skills in all disciplines and demonstrate that they can apply critical and creative thinking skills in all content areas, with the support of instructional scaffolds when necessary.


                Mr. Andre Batton
     Music and Band Teacher

From the Teacher

As the teacher and band director of Music and Band my educational philosophy is that any student can create music in a way that expresses his heart and message.

Music Syllabus

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