Ensembles

Wind Ensemble (Full Year – 1.0 credit)

The Wind Ensemble is made up of the most advanced players by audition in the spring each year.  The goal of this group is to perform the finest music available for band at the most proficient level possible.  This class meets 90 minutes every other day.  The Wind Ensemble typically performs music at the grade V-VI level difficulty.  All students registered for Wind Ensemble receive Honors Credit.

Eligibility is by director’s recommendation.  Occasionally students may be moved from another performing ensemble if they show vast improvement in proficiency.

Activities:  Preparation for a Fall Concert, Winter Concert, Concert MPA Festival, and Spring Concerts.  In addition, the Wind Ensemble may make other appearances as scheduled by the director.

Symphonic Band (Full Year – 1.0 credit)

The Symphonic Band is made up of 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students who enjoy performing in an instrumental ensemble.   This class meets 90 minutes every other day.  The Symphonic Band typically performs music at the grade IV-V level difficulty.  All students registered for Symphonic Band receive Honors Credit.

Eligibility is open to all rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade students provided they have successfully completed their previous year of band. 

Activities:  Preparation for a Fall Concert, Winter Concert, Concert MPA Festival, and Spring Concerts.  In addition, the Symphonic Band may make other appearances as scheduled by the director. 

Concert Band (Full Year – 1.0 credit)

A full Concert Band will be made up of mostly underclassmen at David W. Butler High School.  This class may also be a remediation band class for upper classmen.   The goal of this group is to develop fundamental and basic skills needed for the advanced music in the years to come.   This class meets every other day for 90 minutes and typically performs music at the grade III- IV difficulty level.

Activities:  Preparation for a Winter Concert, Concert MPA Festival, and two Spring Concerts.

 

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