Concert Band is a 9th/10th Grade course and is open to students who have studied music previously and currently play a band instrument. The focus of Concert Band is to expand musical knowledge and improve musical performance skills. In addition, vocabulary, notation, music theory, musical interpretation and style, and music history skills are stressed.
Requirements include all formal concerts (3-4), all parades (2-3), Homecoming, Large Group Contest, JROTC events and 4 pep band events each trimester. Members are also required to take in-school lessons on their instrument (4 lessons per trimester) or opt for private study with an outside specialist. All members also participate in marching band. Marching Band begins in mid-August in order to prepare for fall marching and pep band season.
Students in Grade 10 may register for Honors level credit with instructor’s permission.