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Course Title: Band 1 (Beginning Band)
INTRO TO BEGINNING BAND.doc

Course #: 1302000

Prerequisite: ---no audition/no director approval--

Year Long Course

 

Beginning Band Parent letter that will be sent home AFTER all evaluations
are complete and each student has been 'fitted' to an instrument:
letter to beg band parent after evals1.doc


Students will be evaluated both physically and mentally in order to find the correct band instrument for them. This is the beginning stage of the band program. In order to be eligible for the Yellow Jacket Intermediate Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, or for high school band students must successfully master all skills associated with the beginning band level. The teaching methods used in the band class will develop personal skills and discipline that can also be applied in the other academic areas as well as their personal life. Every event on the Band Calendar is required. Each band student is responsible for band fees that will be paid to the band program for all their yearly fees. Details will be presented at the first band parent meeting. Beginning Band is only offered to 6th &7th graders. For more info, visit www.oakleafband.com.

 

***NOTE: To be selected for the Beginning Band Percussion spots- a student must have had piano lessons for a few years or have taken percussion lessons from a Pro. Student will also need to take private lessons- check website for list.

 

Course Title: Band 2 (Intermediate Band)

Course #:1302010

Prerequisite: Audition & Director’s Written Approval

Year Long Course

Intermediate Band is a step beyond the Beginning Band program and is offered to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Generally students have had played a year in beginning band, and is striving to complete all beginning skills in order to qualify for the more advanced bands next year. Students must pass an audition & a grade of 90 or above in order to be placed in the advanced bands for next year. Strong parental support is welcomed at all times. The teaching methods used in the band class will develop personal skills and discipline that can also be applied in the other academic areas as well as their personal life. Every event on the Band Calendar is required. Each band student is responsible for band fees that will be paid to the band program for all their yearly fees. Parents must provide all instruments and supplies listed on the band website. Details will be presented at the first band parent meeting. Offered to 6th, 7th and 8th graders that has met the prerequisite.For more info, visit www.oakleafband.com 

 

 

Course Title: Band 3 (Concert Band)

Course #:1302020

Prerequisite: Audition & Director’s Written Approval

Year Long Course

 

The Yellow Jacket Concert Band is the representative band of the school.  In order to be eligible for the high school band program, students must successfully master all skills associated with the advanced band level. Strong parental support is welcomed at all times. The teaching methods used in the band class will develop personal skills and discipline that can also be applied in the other academic areas as well as their personal life. Every event on the Band Calendar is required. Each band student is responsible for band fees that will be paid to the band program for all their yearly fees. Details will be presented at the first band parent meeting. Offered to 6th, 7th and 8th graders that has met the prerequisite.For more info, visit www.oakleafband.com.

 

 

Course Title: Band 4 (Jazz Band)

Course #:1302030

Prerequisite: Audition & Director’s Written Approval

Year Long Course

 

This class will consist of the brass, saxophones, and percussion from the Advanced Band. This band will also need an advanced piano player, one bass guitar and electric guitar student, who can read music. The Yellow Jacket Jazz Ensemble is designed to give the students a year of experience playing jazz band music. Most high schools offer jazz band, so this is a great entry level course to get them ready for the next level. Every event on the Band Calendar is required. At times, the Jazz Band becomes the Pep Band and performs at select events. Also, the Concert Band students chosen for this band will have 2 band classes: Concert Band and Jazz Band. The piano player, bass guitar player, and electric guitar player will only have one band class unless they already play another instrument in the Beginning Band or Concert Band. In that case, the student will have 2 band periods. Each Jazz Band student is responsible for a band fee that will pay for their trip to perform at a “special event”. Offered to 6th, 7th and 8th graders that has met the prerequisite.For more info, visit www.oakleafband.com.For more info, visit www.oakleafband.com.  

 

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Band is one of many Electives. By "electing" to sign up for BAND, the student & parent commit to being at all rehearsals, performances, and/or scheduled events. There are State Standards that each band student is responsible for in the Band Class. All performances are a part of these standards / band curriculum and their attendance is needed.The Yellow Jacket Band Program participates in many events during the school day and several events throughout the year which take place during after school hours. Please be aware of this commitment when you sign up for Band.

 
 
 To be eligible for high school band, the student must complete the junior high band program, which include 2-3 years of experience. Due to the progressive "building block" curriculum, a student must be signed up for beginning band at the start of the school year. It is nearly impossible for a student, who has never played a band instrument in junior high, to be chosen for high school band. They simply do not have the experience needed for that level of performance. Every year is a building block upon the previous year. Your student must take advantage of this opportunity now! They cannot wait!