Instructor: Mr. Beratis
Prerequisite: 8th grade band or equivalent ensemble instruction
Equipment: Recommended Mouthpieces
The Concert Band is an award winning program that includes students in grades 9-12 who play woodwind, brass or percussion instruments. No audition is required to be a member of this group. Developing and refining higher level performance skills is a major focus of this performing group. The Concert Band performs at concerts, festival competitions, and other community events. Students are required to attend 1-2 evening combined rehearsals just before each concert. The Concert Band also participates in the Memorial Day parade and graduation ceremony.
Members of Concert Band are encouraged to participate in Pep Band, which plays in the stands at home football games and rehearses a few evenings during football season. For more information, visit the Pep Band page.
Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band require an audition, and because these groups are courses and not clubs like in middle school, students gain eligibility with a one year pre-requisite in Concert Band. However, students looking to enrich their experience more challenging music are also encouraged to audition for the Symphonic Orchestra, which gets pulled from band class and rehearses a few evenings per concert cycle. This group is open to freshmen, as is Pep Band.
Students can list Symphonic Winds and Pep Band as an official extra-curricular club and activity on their college resumé.
The Band has an amazing sense of community and provides a place where its students can feel at home.
If you have any questions about the course, please e-mail Mr. Mac
Some links to the type of repertoire we perform are below. Enjoy!
Concert Band Repertoire