• N.L. Dillard Music

    Mr. Walters is excited for the 2023-2024 School Year. He is looking forward to learning, creating, and talking about many different musical ideas with you all this year!

     

  • Band

    • In this class, students will learn how to play an instrument, to read music, and to perform in an ensemble with their peers who are also learning to play the same, or different instruments.
    • Creativity, self expression, cooperation with peers, and independent practice are all very important characteristics that are common among band students.
    • Reading Music
    • Creating Music (with instruments, body, found sounds)
    • Arranging Music
    • Composing Songs
    • Music History and Culture
    • Modern Music and Music Production
    • Listen, Discuss, and Evaluate Musical Performances

    Make sure you check your canvas each day!

  • Music Appreciation and Production

    • This class will focus on learning to read, create, and analyze music in many different ways!
    • We are lucky to have the opportunity to have a music production class through the producer SkiBeatz, for a curriculm that allows students to create, mix, and arrange music using actual software that is used in the professional music industry.
    • Creativity, Collaboration, and Curiosity are all traits that are going to be useful in learning how to use and master this software to become a music producer.
    • Reading Music
    • Creating Music (with instruments, body, found sounds)
    • Arranging Music
    • Composing Songs
    • Music History and Culture
    • Modern Music and Music Production
    • Listen, Discuss, and Evaluate Musical Performances

    Make sure you check your canvas each day!

     

  • North Carolina Music Essential Standards

     

    Music Literacy:

         ML.1: Apply musical elements to play instruments with proper tone, technique/accuracy, and expression.
         ML.2: Interpret musical notation (read music) for pitch, rhythm, dynamics, tempo, articulation, expression, and other musical elements
         ML.3: Create music by improvising, arranging, and composing.

     

    Musical Response

         MR.1: Respond to music by interpreting the cues of a conductor
         MR.2: Analyze musical examples
         MR.3: Evaluate musical performances

     

    Contextual Relevancy (History, Culture, 21st Century, Connections)

         CR.1: Understand connections with music  in history and culture
         CR.2: Understand the interconnections between music and other academic subjects
         CR.3: Understand music in relation to 21st century life.

     

     

  • Classroom Expectations:

     

    Be Respectful:
         *Respect everyone
         *Communicate with kindness
         *No bullying or picking on others for any reason, including others' looks, beliefs, personal character, or identity.
         *Support everyone's attempts at making music
         *Listen while Mr. Walters is talking, and follow directions
         *Speak at a volume that is appropriate for a school classroom

    Be Responsible:
         *Bring all materials to class
         *Try your best every day in class 
         *Complete all classwork
         *Know and follow all school rules

    Be Safe:
         *Walk, don't run! 
         *Clean up any mess you may make
         *Stay out of other people's personal space
         *Keep hands/feet to yourself
         *Leave other people's property alone!