Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
This course is available as an Honors credit with instructor consent.
Symphonic Band is open by audition only to students grades 9-12 with at least 3 years instrumental music background. Instruction focuses on the further development and refinement of advanced instrumental techniques, musical knowledge, and performance of advanced wind and percussion ensemble literature of the highest quality. Students in this organization will be eligible to perform with the Orchestra; they will also be able to participate in special performances and contests. Students enrolled in this class may also participate in Jazz Band and color guard. During the first quarter all students enrolled in Symphonic Band combine with the Concert Band to form the marching band. The Marching Spartans perform at all home football games and local and regional contests. During the spring semester all students enrolled in Symphonic Band combine with the Concert Band to form the Basketball Pep Band. Freshmen may be admitted by special audition and the consent of the instructor.