HVMS Band

Courses:

  • BAND 6: BEGINNING BAND
    The 6
    th Grade Beginning Band class provides instrumental group instruction. The class introduces and develops techniques of instrument playing and music reading. A minimal number of outside-of-school rehearsals and performances are required unless excused by the director.

    BAND 7: INTERMEDIATE BAND

    The 7
    th Grade Band class may have various experience levels and will provide instrumental group instruction at an intermediate level. The class is a continuation of playing techniques and Grade I and II levels of band music. A minimal number of outside-of-school rehearsals and performances are required unless excused by the director. Those students who desire to begin band in the 7th grade should register for this course with permission given by instructor.

    BAND 8: ADVANCED BAND

    The 8
    th Grade Band class may have various experience levels and will provide instrumental group instruction at an intermediate to advanced level. The class is a continuation of playing techniques and Grade I, II, III levels of band music. A minimal number of outside-of-school rehearsals and performances are required unless excused by the director. Those students who desire to begin band in the 8th grade should register for this course with permission given by the director.

    JAZZ BAND (Grades 7-8)

    Jazz Band is a course for students with an interest in learning about and performing all styles of “pop” music from Dixieland to the present with the emphasis on the “big band” style. Wind and percussion players must be members of band classes; rhythm (guitar and piano) may come from the general school population. Outside-of-school rehearsals and performances are required unless excused by director. This class is a zero period class which meets before school 2-3 times per week. Transportation must be provided
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