Band is a year long elective. Beginning Band- No prior experience is required for Beginning Band. Instruments are provided free of charge; although there are some minor costs associated with playing a reed or percussion instrument. Students are given the opportunity to learn how to properly assemble, play, and care for their choice of the instruments, The director and student work together to select an instrument which is appropriate for the student. There are a limited number of each instrument available. ALL INSTRUMENTS ARE IMPORTANT FOR THE SUCCESS OF THE BAND! Course instruction includes fundamentals in reading music, tone production, proper breathing, hand position, listening skills, and performance etiquette. The Beginning Band participates in at least two concerts per year. With the director’s recommendation, students who show very high ability in Beginning Band may move up to Advanced Band in the Spring Semester! Please note that home practice is required of all band members. Parent support is needed and appreciated.
Advanced Band- This course is designed for experienced music students with multiple years of music experience. Admittance into this class is through the instructor's selection and/or by audition. In this class, students first review fundamental knowledge of instruments and music, and then study and perform music of all styles. Band is taught by Ms.Toombs.