Band

Wind Symphony/Concert Band 
Credit: 1.00 (2 semesters)
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Experience playing a band instrument or consent of instructor

This is the entry level/intermediate level band at the high school. It is intended for students who did not want to audition or are working to acquire the skills necessary to be in an upper level band.  Students who register for this class are divided into different sections of band by the director. Audition/consent of instructor is part of the process of moving into this ensemble.  It is also available for students wishing to continue the study of a secondary instrument.  Individual practice outside of class rehearsal is required.  This ensemble performs 4-5 public concerts during the school year.  Solo-Ensemble Festival, Marching Band, and Pep Band are also components of the course.

Symphonic Band
Credit: 1.00 (2 semesters)
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Wind Symphony/Concert Band, or consent of instructor

This is the advanced level band at the high school. It is intended for students who have met the requirements of Concert Band, and want a more advanced performing ensemble experience.  Audition/consent of instructor is part of the process of moving into this ensemble.  It is also available for students wishing to continue the study of a secondary instrument.  Individual practice outside of class rehearsal is required.  This ensemble performs 6-7 public concerts during the school year.  Solo-Ensemble Festival, Marching Band, and Pep Band are also components of the course.

Jazz Ensemble
Credit: .50 (early bird class, 2-3 mornings/week)
Prerequisite: Audition/Consent of instructor

This is a jazz ensemble at the high school.  Individual practice outside of rehearsal is required.  This ensemble performs numerous community events, public concerts, and at Solo-Ensemble Festival.  This class meets outside of the normal school day.

Multi- Ensemble  
Credit: 1.00 (2 semesters)
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructors

Provides a course for those students who are “doubling” between band/orchestra, orchestra/choir, or choir/band during the same class period Audition/consent of instructor is part of the process of being in this classroom setting.  Individual practice outside of class rehearsal is required.  Performance expectations are doubled: students are expected to participate in all performance events for both ensembles.  Students attend classes on alternating days.

Advanced Independent Music
Credit: 1.00 (2 semesters)
Grades: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

Students in Symphonic Band, Symphonic Strings, Treble Choir, Concert Choir may take Advanced Independent Study during one of these hours instead of one of the classes listed in this course description for weighted credit.  All performance requirements apply, and additional projects and leadership/mentoring of younger students will be assigned. Consent of instructor is required for this class.