Fees: $70 for uniforms and $45 for sweatshirt and T-shirt; ASB card verification; $30 course fee (to cover bus transportation)
Learning Recommendations: Students should have some prior knowledge of how to read music and have some basic snare technique.
General Description: This full-year course is offered to students who have been in band in middle school or who have had experience in music in the past. All students will participate in the high school drum line for marching band and basketball games.
Content: All students will participate in performances of small and larger percussion ensembles. They will serve as the percussion sections for the existing ensembles (Concert Band and Symphonic Band) during the school year.
Strategies: Students will have a skill assessment at the beginning of the year and have an individual improvement plan to work on the entire year.
Homework: Practice at home at least 30 to 60 minutes each day.
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.)