This is an entry level course designed for students desirous on learning to perform on wind or percussion instruments; including, but not limited to: flute, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, oboe, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, batter and mallet percussion. Notation, rhythm, pitch, time signature, meter will be stressed. Individual and group training will be incorporated into this class. 90% classroom/rehearsal-10% performance. No previous experience or teacher recommendation is required for BEGINNING BAND.
This class is designed for the student who is not prepared to perform independently in an ensemble setting. In addition to individual attention, this class will rehearse in solo, ensemble and large organizations performing advanced-beginning and intermediate level music. Students can perform solos and ensembles on the local level.
This course is designed for the advanced student who has experience in instrumental performance on music specifically written for band. This course prepares the student to perform independently in solo, ensemble and large organizations at the local level; and must participate in all performances. Must have successfully completed BEGINNING or INTERMEDIATE BAND and/or have the recommendation of the teacher.