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SYMPHONIC BAND (Applied Instrumental) – SEMESTER 2 (BAND)
Grade: 10, 11, 12 - College Concurrent Credit
Prerequisites: Audition Only/Instructor Approval Semesters: 1 Credits: 1 (1 Credit with CCC)
Course Description: Symphonic Band is the auditioned ensemble consisting of outstanding freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior band students. The band performs 3 – 4 concerts throughout the 2nd and 3rd trimester, as well as making up for half the pep band for selected home basketball games. Students will perform advanced literature, drawing upon skills acquired in Concert Band and middle school. Students will learn and/or review major scales/rudiments/arpeggios as they pertain to their instrument along with complex rhythms, proper tone quality, music terminology, and history as it relates to music being performed. Students will be expected to: demonstrate respect for music, instruments, and each other; follow the directions of the conductor, attend all performances, and participate in a weekly private lesson with an instructor. Students in the Symphonic Band are required to participate in the ensemble for both 2nd and 3rd trimester. Daily practice is expected. This course meets the fine arts graduation requirement.