CONCERT BAND 8 (Beginning and Advanced)
There are two performing options for Band 9 through 12 – Concert Band and Stage Band.
CONCERT BAND 9-12
The Concert Band is the main ensemble for brass, woodwind, and percussion. These bands will involve the majority of students in the Music Program and perform a wide variety of musical styles, including Classics, Overtures, Film Music, and some Pop music. The Concert Band will perform in concerts, festivals, and on tour.
Prerequisite: previous level of Concert Band or permission of instructor.
STAGE BAND 9-12
The Stage Band is open to Grades 9 to 12 players of trumpet, trombone, saxophone, keyboard, guitar, bass, and drums. Stage Band musicians will study and perform Jazz, Latin, and Rock styles, and they will have an opportunity to learn solo improvisation. The Stage Band will perform in concerts, festivals, and on tour. Stage Band class size limits. Stage Band cannot accommodate all music program students.
STAGE BAND PLAYERS ARE STRONGLY URGED TO ELECT CONCERT BAND OR CHOIR IN ADDITION TO STAGE BAND IF THEIR SCHEDULE PERMITS.
Prerequisite: Previous level of Stage Band or permission of instructor.
CHORAL MUSIC 8-12
Choir members will study and perform varied styles of vocal music including Classics, Folk Music, Broadway, Pop, Rock and Jazz. No previous experience is necessary, just a desire to sing and attend all class sessions/rehearsals. The emphasis of choir class will be on group singing activity. Members will have an opportunity to sing solos and perform in concerts, festivals and on tour.
Prerequisite: For Choral Music 12 is Choral Music 11 or permission of instructor.