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ERIC Number: ED021868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Pages: 169
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A Feasibility Study for Developing an Innovative Course of Study for the Contemporary School Band Program. Final Report.
Five nationally recognized high school band directors conducted a study to investigate the problems and determine the feasibility of developing and publishing a comprehensive curriculum guide for school band programs. A review of materials relevant to the study included the examination of state and city music curriculum guides, of publications available from the American Music Industry, of doctoral dissertations, and of USOE research projects. The study established that it is necessary to develop a definitive and all inclusive set of standards which would cover the philosophy, content, and procedures and techniques of instrumental music instruction; expected educational, personal, and social outcomes; social implications and applications of instrumental music; equipment and facilities; preparation standards for teachers; and evaluative criteria. A national survey of successful programs and the development, testing, and evaluation of a philosophy and curriculum will be the next steps aimed at improving instruction in school band programs. (Appendices include the reviews of curriculum guides, publications, and research.) (JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
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