Concert Band

Concert Band, Grade 6

Students in the Grade 6 Concert Band will rehearse and perform wind ensemble/concert band music of various styles, with an emphasis on music literature for the beginning and developing band program. In addition to classes which meet during the school days, extra rehearsals may be scheduled before and after school depending upon need. Additionally, students will participate in scheduled instrumental music sectionals which provide opportunities for individual and small group music instruction. Participation in the Autumn, Holiday, and Spring Concerts is required of all members. Students may also perform at adjudication festivals such as the Great East Music Festival and MICCA.


Concert Band, Grade 7-8

Students in the Grade 7-8 Concert Band will rehearse and perform wind ensemble/concert band music of various styles. In addition to classes which meet during the school days, extra rehearsals may be scheduled before and after school depending upon need. Additionally, students will participate in scheduled instrumental music sectionals which provide opportunities for individual and small group music instruction. Participation in the Autumn, Holiday, and Spring Concerts is required of all members. Members of the Grade 7 & 8 Concert Band have the opportunity to audition for the Central Massachusetts Junior District Music Festival, as well as the biennial John Philip Sousa National Junior Honors Band-New England Region. Students may also perform at adjudication festivals such as the Great East Music Festival and MICCA. Students may fulfill their requirement of one section per music per year in middle school by electing this course, or selecting Band and Concert Choir, or selecting Band and Connecting with Music.


Wind Ensemble (Grades 9 - 12)
Course Credit:1/2
Duration:Full year –every other day

Students in Wind Ensemble will rehearse and perform wind ensemble/concert band music of various styles. This group is intended for students in grades 9-12, but may be open to middle school students with the permission of the instructor. Rehearsals may be scheduled before and after school. Participation in the Fall, Holiday, and Spring Concerts is required of all members. Members of the Wind Ensemble have the opportunity to audition for the Central Massachusetts Senior District Festival, the New England Music Festival, and the Massachusetts All-State Festival.



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