Beginning Band is comprised of several classes of students that will occasionally meet as a performing ensemble. These classes are focused on providing students with the skills necessary to graduate to one of the three aforementioned performing ensembles. Students will be required to participate at the Solo Contest. There are no pre-requisites for participation in a beginning band class.
The Symphonic Band is an intermediate performing ensemble. Preparation for the Wind Symphony, Honor Winds, or high school band is the primary objective. Students will perform at concerts and contests throughout the school year. Students will also be given the option to perform for the Region Band and Solo Contest. Instrumentation is limited to those who demonstrate adequate performance abilities and musical literacy.
The Wind Symphony is an advanced performing ensemble whose primary objective is preparation to perform in the Honor Winds or high school band the following year. Students will perform at concerts and contests throughout the school year. Students will also have the opportunity to perform at Solo Contest. Auditioning for Region Band is mandatory. Instrumentation is limited to those who show advanced instrumental proficiency, academic responsibility, musical literacy, and superior attitudes.
The Honor Winds is an elite performing ensemble whose objective is preparation for musical leadership and high school band. Students will have the opportunity to perform at Solo Contest. Auditioning for Region Band is mandatory. Instrumentation is limited to those who demonstrate highly advanced instrumental proficiency, musical literacy, academic responsibility, and superior attitudes