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BAND I, II, III

Band I: Wind Ensemble (LSW, LSN) / Symphonic Band (LSHS)

Grade: 9-12

Prerequisite: Ability grouped through a spring audition process

This class is designed around highly advanced musical content and requires quality musicianship and self-discipline.  The course refines skills in tone production, rhythm study, music notation, dynamics, articulation, musical style and expression.  Performances are a major part of this course.  The members of this band combine with the other Band courses to make up the Marching Band.  The marching band appears at all home football games and competes in marching competitions. Select wind players also perform with Symphony Orchestra.  Attendance is required at all rehearsals and performances.  Formal concert attire purchase or rental is required for this class.  A district activity fee of $50 applies to this course. 

 

Band II:  Symphonic Band (LSW, LSN) / Concert Band (LSHS)

Grade: 9-12

Prerequisite:  Ability grouped through a spring audition process

Note: This class is designed around intermediate musical content and requires skills in tone production, rhythm study, music notation, dynamics, and articulation. 

A more in-depth study of musical style and expression will be explored.  Performances are a major part of this course.  This class combines with other Band courses to make up the marching band.  The Marching Band appears at all home football games and competes in marching competitions.  Attendance is required at all rehearsals and performances.  Formal concert attire purchase or rental is required for this class.  A district activity fee of $50 applies to this course. 

 

Band III: Concert Band (LSW, LSN) / Campus Band (LSHS)

Grade: 9-12

Prerequisite: Ability grouped through a spring audition process

Note: This class is designed to continue the development of skills in tone production, rhythm study, music notation, dynamics, and articulation.  

The study of various musical styles will be explored.  Performances are a major part of this course.  This class combines with other Band courses to make up the marching band.  The Marching Band appears at all home football games and competes in marching competitions.  Attendance is required at all rehearsals and performances.  Formal concert attire purchase or rental is required for this class.  A district activity fee of $50 applies to this course.