High School Band is designed for students who have 2 to 3 years of experience on woodwind, brass or percussion instruments. The student will learn to count increasingly more complex rhythms, ear training techniques to assist in intonation, note reading for the extended range of each instrument, ensemble techniques, more advanced sight reading and marching band techniques. This is a performance group requiring the student to participate in marching and concert band competitions outside of school hours. The student will be given the opportunity to perform both in an ensemble and as a soloist.
Grades will be determined on an accumulated point system with points awarded based on playing tests, marching and concert performances and on a daily basis through class participation.