Concert Band

Length: Full Year
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th
Credit: 1

Description: This is a preparatory ensemble for students not yet ready for Wind Ensemble repertoire. A variety of music from the standard literature as well as selected popular and contemporary works is performed. Concert Band regularly performs NYSSMA level 4 and 5 pieces. Formal performances in December, March and June

Final Assessments: Group and individual performance, Written exam, Playing final exam.

Special Notes:
Rehearses daily during the school day
Attendance at performances and special rehearsals required**
Can elect to participate in the NYSSMA Solo and Ensemble Festival and thereby possibly
qualify for Area All-State Band
Participation in Marching Band is encouraged, but not required.
Students have small group lessons that rotate through class periods during the school day
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