Title: Music: A Vehicle for Wartime Protest
Students will examine the significance of music as a medium for wartime protest. They will demonstrate their skills at interpreting primary source material to identify the artist's objections to war and investigate the historical context in which protest songs were written. Finally, students will choose their own wartime protest song to analyze and present to the class.
Standard(s): [SS2010] US11 (11) 13: Trace the course of the involvement of the United States in Vietnam from the 1950s to 1975, including the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, the Tet Offensive, destabilization of Laos, secret bombings of Cambodia, and the fall of Saigon. [A.1.b., A.1.c., A.1.d., A.1.e., A.1.g., A.1.i., A.1.k.]
Title: Working The Battery!
This lesson focuses on the percussion feature in the final number of this years band show. The lesson will occur during a marching/music sectional focusing on technique (marching and playing), rhythmic interpretation, timing, and musicianship. The lesson will focus on the percussion feature which is measures seventy-one through seventy-five of the final number West Side Story. Please see the attached music for reference to what we will be rehearsing.
Standard(s): [AED] IM4 (6-12) 2: Sight-read Grade IV literature.