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8th Grade Band

8th Grade Band
Class Description:

Concert Band 7 – 8 Grade 7-8 (one year)

The 7th and 8th grade band experience is an extremely important time in the musical development of each band student. 7th and 8th grade bands provide a continued developmental experience for the young musicians. Harmony instruments will be introduced to the ensemble providing a new interest in performing concert music. The amount of playing time, as well as home practice and private lessons, will dramatically increase the musical ability of each student. The bands will perform on the annual Holiday Program as well as the spring Pops Concert. The opportunity to perform in solo and ensemble contest and jazz band is a new addition to each student’s list of musical experiences. Students enrolled in 7th or 8th grade band are not required to take Music 7 or Music 8.

Class Announcements

Eighth grade band members should be bringing their instruments home each weekend. They are working in the Standard of Excellence Book III preparing their skills for this upcoming year as well as for the next move into the high school band program. Please encourage your student to practice at home it is key for their progress.Our first concert is December 18, 2018 in the middle school gym.

The second concert will be March 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Field High School. The eighth grade students will be working on a high school piece of music and rehearsing with the high school students. This gives our middle school students an opportunity to see what band is like at the high school level. Our hope is that this will make the transition to the high school band a little easier and less stressful for our students. Scheduling for the high school will be coming up in the next couple months. Our goal is to have all our musicians continue to perform at the high school level.

Solo and Ensemble Contest will be held again at Stanton Middle School on April 13, 2019.  We will provide transportation for the participating students but do encourage family and friends to come and support our musicians.

The final concert of the year will be the Pops Concert on May 14, 2019


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