Approaching the National Standards Through
Concert Band Literature

I. Read the hand-out on the "National Standards."

Note the following:
(1) the difference between an achievement and a content standard,
(2) how they are organized into grade level clusters, and
(3) the difference between proficient and advanced categories.

II. Go to the JW Pepper web site
(http://www.jwpepper.com OR drag to the Pepper bookmark).

Sign in as a "guest."

Find pieces in which you could address Standards 2, 5, 6, 8, and 9 (five pieces in all, one per Standard). For Standard 9, choose a piece in which you could address understanding music in relation to culture.

Check the Festival/Contest listings as well as the catalog.

Arrange the five pieces in a list. For each piece, include: