Mr. Vile & Mrs. Meyer - Band


Course description

Band is a year-long course. It is offered to both 7th and 8th graders. Students who have participated in an elementary band program are eligible to enroll. Those who have not had this prerequisite course must get the band director's permission to enroll. This is a performance organization which begins the development of music appreciation and understanding through the study and performance of high quality band literature. Students work on individual playing techniques on their chosen instruments by individually preparing assigned music. Students are evaluated through taped tests and live playing exams. Students are given opportunities to further develop individual skills through participation in a Solo & Ensemble Contest or preparation of a solo for class evaluation. Band members also develop ensemble skills through performance of concert band and small ensemble literature. The bands perform a suitable number of public concerts and participate in the ISSMA related concert band organizational.