Fees: $70 for uniforms and $45 for sweatshirt & T-shirt; ASB card verification
Learning Recommendations: Audition on the basis of previous experience, musical ability, and motivation. Several evening performances require commitment. Additional audition information here: http://www.skylinespartanbands.com/auditioning%20for%20Symphonic%20Band%20at%20Skyline.pdf
General Description: Symphonic Band is a year-long elective for the serious instrumental musician. Members will study and perform a wide variety of band literature for the medium-advanced high school band. Focus will be on refining pitch, rhythmic and tone production skills. Performances are mandatory and will include concerts, contests, festivals, assemblies, parades, field shows and community functions. Some after school practices will be required. All Symphonic Band members will perform in the marching and pep bands.
Content: Rehearsal technique, ensemble technique, some music theory and history
Strategies: Daily rehearsals, concerts, contests, clinics, individual practice
Equipment to be provided by student: Student will need to provide his/her own instrument for practice/rehearsal/performance. Certain large instruments (i.e. percussion, marching percussion, French horn, euphonium, tuba, etc.), are available to rent from the school (District Maintenance/Repair Fee will apply to these checked-out instruments).