Instrumental Music

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Instrumental Music Pathway


CBND-100-400 CONCERT BAND


Concert Band is open to all students who wish to become proficient on a wind or percussion instrument and play in a traditional symphonic band setting. Students will be given the opportunity to audition for All State Band and All County Band. This ensemble will perform in several concerts throughout the year. Students will also have small-group instrumental lessons as a component of this course. At least one year of instrumental music is required unless instructor permission is granted. Attendance at all performances and practices is mandatory.

(CBND-100; CBND-200; CBND-300; CBND-400).

MBND-100-400 MARCHING BAND (0.5 credit)


Marching Band will meet outside of the school day and is open to all students who wish to further their musicianship on a wind or percussion instrument and perform at Sussex Central football games and local parades and festivals. All students will be expected to attend a required number of practices in June and July and band camp in August. After band camp and through the 2nd marking period, students will be expected to attend Friday afternoon rehearsals. Attendance at all games, parades, festivals and practices is mandatory.

(MBND-100; MBND-200; MBND-300; MBND-400).

MBND-100-400 BAND FRONT (0.5 credit)


Band Front will meet outside of the school day and is open to all students who wish to perform as an integral part of the Marching Band at Sussex Central football games and local parades and festivals. Students will have the opportunity to learn flag, swing flag, rifle, sabre and dance techniques. All students will be expected to attend a required number of practices in June and July and band camp in August. After band camp and through the 2nd marking period, students will be expected to attend Friday afternoon rehearsals. Attendance at all games, parades, festivals and practices is mandatory. (MBND-100; MBND-200; MBND-300; MBND-400).

MUS-100 INTRO TO BAND

This class is designed primarily for students who are new to a particular band instrument or may need a review and reinforcement of music reading, playing fundamentals and technique that are vital for lasting musical development on their instrument before joining the Concert Band and/or Marching Band. Fundamentals stressed include proper posture and playing position, development of characteristic tone quality and training in music literacy. Students in “Intro to Band” should expect to join Concert Band and Marching Band the following semester. The instruments offered are: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba. Students are given the opportunity to try the different instruments before they choose one to focus on. Rental and purchase options will be discussed in the first classes. Students will need to purchase their own lesson books and provide their own instruments that are in working condition. A few of the larger and/or more expensive instruments may be provided by the school, if possible. Percussionists will be limited and decided on during the 1st week of class. The main focus of beginning percussionists will be on learning the xylophone. Students of any grade level are welcome. Students will perform in the Winter and/or Spring Band Concerts. No audition is required for Intro to Band - all that is necessary is the desire and motivation to study a musical instrument! Beginners welcome!