Wind Ensemble I/ Marching Band

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Wind Ensemble I (Entry-Level and recommended for Freshmen.)
Year-Long Course • Grades 9-10-11-12
Fulfills HS Visual/Perf. Arts or General Elective

This course is open to all interested students and highly recommended for all incoming freshmen who play a wind or percussion instrument. In this course, students will learn basic theory/musicianship skills, 12 major/minor scales, and basic ensemble techniques. This ensemble studies and performs intermediate level high school band literature. Occasional after-school performances are mandatory.  Students who have had at least 1-2 years of band at the Middle School level are approved to take this course without an audition.

Marching Band (During the Wind Ensemble I Period)
Year-Long Course • Grades 9-10-11-12
Fulfills HS P.E. Elective

This course is open to all interested students and highly recommended for all incoming freshmen who play a wind or percussion instrument. This class performs a wide variety of music for school events and wind ensemble concerts. The band participates at all home football games, select away games and some home basketball games. The group also performs at one parade and one halftime show per year. In addition to a large selection of music, students will learn basic marching steps and routines. Students may join this class without an audition. After school performances and rehearsals are mandatory.

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