This course prepares students for the high school band experience. Students will develop sight-reading, instrumental, listening, and performance skills through independent practice and collaboration in small and large ensemble rehearsals. At home practice will enhance students’ instrumental abilities and promote the success of the overall ensemble. Structured rehearsals consist of warm-ups, scales, technique, chorales, and repertoire that engage student interest and challenge the students’ abilities. Students will have the opportunity to perform at school assemblies, area festivals, and evening concerts. All school assemblies and evening quarterly concerts are required as part of their grade. Families are expected to rent their own instruments at the middle school level. Coronado hosts an instrument rental night at the beginning of every school year.
Grade Level: 7, 8
Prerequisites: Intermediate Band