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Jazz - A Slideshow of Brass Bands

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A slide presentation on the history of Brass Bands in Mobile Alabama. Bands discussed include the Excelsior Brass Band 1883, Pearson's Brass Band, and Griffith's Hypnotic Band. Topics discussed include the Turkish influence, performances at parades, community events, funerals, school openings and closings, and the function of the drum major. Filmed at the Alabama Department of Archives and History as part of the ArchiTreats lecture series. >
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Alabama Course of Study

Arts Education (2006)
Music

Grade 4

10.) Identify theme and variations in musical selections.
13.) Recognize styles of twentieth-century music.
Examples: jazz, pop, country

Grades 6-8

 12.) Identify the relationship of American music to American history.
Example: "We Shall Overcome" as a symbol of the Civil Rights Movement
 13.) Identify characteristic differences in music of various cultures.
Examples: Western music based on diatonic scale, music of the Far East based on pentatonic scale
• Identifying instruments unique to a specific culture
Examples: bagpipe--Scottish, talking drums--African
• Identifying ensembles unique to a specific culture
Examples:
- jazz band--American,
- mariachi band--Mexican,
- steel drums--Jamaican
 
Grade(s): 6 - 12
 
Vocal Music: Level IV
5.) Improvise vocally in various musical styles.
Examples: jazz, blues, gospel

 

 


 

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Education Sponsors

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  • Alpha Foundation
  • Daniel Foundation of Alabama
  • Hugh Kaul Foundation
  • Monte L. Moorer Foundation
  • Sybil H. Smith Charitable Trust
Web-Interactive Field Trips
  • Alabama Humanities Foundation
    A state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Robert Meyer Foundation
  • The Stephens Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
e-Learning for Educators/ APT Learn Online
  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
  • U.S. Department of Education
STEM Education Initiative
  • Ann & Alfred F. Delchamps, Jr. Charitable Fund
  • BBVA Compass Bank
  • Beverly and Gary Cooper Charitable Fund
  • Community Foundation of South Alabama
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
General Educational Support
  • Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Books-A-Million
  • Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
  • Publix
  • Wells Fargo
PBS Kids Programs
  • Alabama Power
  • Books-A-Million
  • Children's of Alabama
  • Publix
  • US Space & Rocket Center
American Graduate
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Southern Education Desk
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting