Marching/Symphonic Band

Course Description: Students study and perform advanced technical aspects of instrumental music. Students learn to play an instrument and march at the same time. In order to meet state P.E. standards, students will be expected to move/march at various tempos that will strengthen motor skills and improve and maintain cardio-respiratory efficiency to maintain a healthy body.  Students will participate in stretching and marching basics to maintain the functional capacity of muscles and joints.  Students participate in many public performances that develop commitment and teamwork. Students are required to attend a three-week band camp in August. This course may be repeated for credit.  Ninth grade students enrolled in the course are expected to take and pass the California State Physical Fitness test in March. Prerequisite:Teacher recommendation.

Beginning Band

Course Description: A course in band instruments designed for the new music student who wishes to learn to play an instrument or to learn a second instrument. Students may bring or rent their own personal instrument.