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Cadet Band-Yearlong
Grade: 6

Cadet Band is our beginning-level woodwind, brass and percussion ensemble. Most students will begin the class on basic instruments such as the flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone and percussion. In an effort to expand our instrumentation students will have the opportunity to begin oboe, bassoon, bass clarinet, tenor/baritone saxophone, baritone/euphonium and tuba. This course will review the basics of musicianship including rhythm and note reading that were learned in elementary school, then progress to include the more advanced concepts of dynamics, tempo, articulation, blend, balance and intonation. Students will learn music in a variety of genres. Participation in regularly scheduled co-curricular performances is mandatory and formal performance attire is required.

 

Jazz Band-Yearlong
Grades: 7-8

Jazz band is open to 7th and 8th grade musicians who have prior playing experience and who play saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, piano, bass or drums. Students will learn about different styles of jazz and jazz history. Improvisation is another key component to the jazz experience. Participation in regularly scheduled co-curricular performances is mandatory and formal performance attire is required.

 

Symphonic Band-Yearlong
Grades: 7-8

Symphonic Band is our advanced wind band. Students will perform advanced literature of all styles. Emphasis will focus on technique and performance in order to prepare students for the high school ensemble. Participation in regularly scheduled co-curricular performances is mandatory and formal performance attire is required.

Contact Jeanette Brown  Jeanette Brown (925) 824-2820 ex: 303 Instrumental Music Teacher