This group is intended for those with little or no experience. The focus will be on getting a good sound from the instrument, an introduction to reading music and following a conductor. We use a method book - The Standard of Excellence by Bruce Pearson as well as short music pieces appropriate to the level of the group. .
There is a minimum requirement of 10 people to form this Band.
By the end of the first two sessions members will play at Grade 0.5 to 1.0 level. A sample piece of music is as follows:
Nighthawk by James Swearingen
This group is intended for players who are comfortable playing their instruments and can read music. Typically this group is made up of people who played an instrument in high school or have had private instruction for a year. The focus will be on playing as an ensemble, playing in tune and expanding the comfort level of each member on their instrument.
There is a minimum requirement of 14 people to form this band.
Upon graduation to Intermediate Band members the main source of the repertoire is full works at the Grade 1.5 to 2.5 level for concert band. Sample piece of music is as follows:
Ahrirang - Korean Folks Song
Meet The Beatles: Arranged by Johnny Vinson