• Marching and Concert Band Grades 7 - 12

    Know and use the elements and principles of each art form to create works in the arts and humanities.


    Recognize, know, use and demonstrate a variety of appropriate arts elements and principles to produce, review and revise original works in the arts.

    9.1.12.C: Integrate and apply advanced vocabulary to the arts forms.
    9.1.12.D: Demonstrate specific styles in combination through the production or performance of a unique work of art
    9.1.12.F: Analyze works of arts influenced by experiences or historical and cultural events through production, performance or exhibition. 
    9.1.12.G: Analyze the effect of rehearsal and practice sessions.

    Incorporate the effective and safe use of materials, equipment and tools into the production of works in the arts at work and performance spaces.

    • Evaluate the use and applications of materials.
    • Evaluate issues of cleanliness related to the arts.
    • Evaluate the use and applications of mechanical/electrical equipment.
    • Evaluate differences among selected physical space/environment.
    • Evaluate the use and applications of safe props/stage equipment.
    • Evaluate the use and apply safe methods for storing materials in the arts.
     9.2.12.A: Explain the historical, cultural and social context of an individual work in the arts.
    9.2.12.B: Relate works in the arts chronologically to historical events 
    9.2.12.F: Know and apply appropriate vocabulary used between social studies and the arts and humanities.
    9.2.12.H: Identify, describe and analyze the work of Pennsylvania Artists in dance, music, theatre and visual arts.
    9.2.12.I: Identify, explain and analyze philosophical beliefs as they relate to works in the arts.

    Identify, explain and analyze common themes, forms and techniques from works in the arts.


    Explain and apply the critical examination processes of works in the arts and humanities.

    • Compare and contrast
    • Analyze
    • Interpret
    • Form and test hypotheses
    • Evaluate/form judgments

    Determine and apply criteria to a person’s work and works of others in the arts

    9.3.12.C: Apply systems of classification for interpreting works in the arts and forming a critical response. 
    9.3.12.D: Analyze and interpret works in the arts and humanities from different societies using culturally specific vocabulary of critical response.

    Examine and evaluate various types of critical analysis of works in the arts and humanities.

    • Contextual criticism
    • Formal criticism
    • Intuitive criticism
    9.3.12.F: Analyze the processes of criticism used to compare the meanings of a work in the arts in both its own and present time.
    9.3.12.G: Analyze works in the arts by referencing the judgments advanced by arts critics as well as one’s own analysis and critique.
    9.4.12.A: Evaluate an individual’s philosophical statement on a work in the arts and its relationship to one’s own life based on knowledge and experience.

    Describe and analyze the effects that works in the arts have on groups, individuals and the culture.


    Compare and contrast the attributes of various audiences’ environments as they influence individual aesthetic response