Symphonic Band is a class exclusively for band students that have successfully passed an audition and received a director’s approval and are not quite ready for the Wind Ensemble.
Students will be studying music and all of its elements through the performance of band literature at a proficient level (NCBA Grades IV, V & VI). Students will demonstrate a high level of proficiency on their instrument, and will demonstrate a thorough knowledge of playing fundamentals including scales, arpeggios and rhythms.
Symphonic Band students will participate in 4-6 performances a year. They will be responsible for some after school rehearsals prior to concerts.
Symphonic Band students are strongly encouraged to audition for all-district band or an honor band (CYWE, CSYO, Western Regional Orchestra, etc.).