YEAR 8 Overview

•  Orchestra, ensemble, understanding how combinations of sounds produce different textures and timbres.

•  Practical musicianship - exploring instruments and sounds

•  Ensemble project: RLPO schools concerts

•  Independent and group work to facilitate learning and development.


Discovering how brass instruments produce their sound and blend (interact) with other instruments within an ensemble.

Find out why brass instruments are in so many different keys and how they adapt to playing within an ensemble.

Discovering how percussion instruments produce their sound blend in with other instruments within an ensemble.

Find out the generic names of percussion instruments around the world and engage in practical drumming activities, particularly Samba. Form a samba band and learn the art of ensemble playing, interacting with each other and playing independently.



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