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Jazz Band Term 1 CAS Reflection

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This is my second year in Jazz Band. I play the Tenor Sax 1 role within the band.

LO5-Demonstrate the skills and recognise the benefits of working collaboratively‚Äč.
Students are able to identify, demonstrate and critically discuss the benefits and challenges of
collaboration gained through CAS experiences.

Being in the second year of this band, I understand already the need to collaborate. In a musical piece, there are lines where many people play similar things, lines where many people play different things, and lines where only some people play. To achieve a good sound of unity, there must be collaboration between the sectionals as well as the whole band. My conductor said the band will sound like a “school band” when everyone plays their own part. Even if everyone plays their part correctly, it will still sound bad compared to a band playing together with a few wrong notes. To accomplish this, using your ears to listen to people playing your part or people providing contrast and adapting accordingly is the best way.

We have worked on many pieces in the first season, now we are starting to prepare these pieces for the December Wavelength concert. I am excited to show our results in the future.

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