Ensembles

An overview of  the NAHS Band Ensemble offerings.

 
 

Concert Band

Course 471400 — Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 — All year — 1 credit, repeatable 

Concert Band is a laboratory experience designed to develop and refine the fundamentals of good instrumental music performance. Various styles and settings of music will be used to develop proper musical practices. During the first 10 weeks, this course focuses on marching band skills and performance. During marching band, this ensemble performs at football games, parades, and other extracurricular activities. Following marching band, concert band performs as a traditional concert ensemble. The concert band holds at least two public concerts each year and may also participate in district and state band adjudicated events.  Attendance at out-of-school rehearsals and performances is required. (Contact the director for a calendar of events). This course has open enrollment. Successful completion of 8th grade band is encouraged.


Wind Ensemble (Honors - 1.1 Weight)

Course 471100 — Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 — All year — 1 credit, repeatable 

Wind Ensemble is an advanced laboratory experience designed to develop and refine the fundamentals of good instrumental music performance. Various styles and settings of music will be used to develop proper musical practices. During the first 10 weeks, this course focuses on marching band skills and performance. During marching band, this ensemble performs at football games, parades, and other extracurricular activities.  The Wind Ensemble holds at least two public concerts each year and may also participate in district and state band adjudicated events. This course is designed for serious musicians who seek advances musical challenges. Attendance at out-of-school rehearsals and performances is required. (Contact the director for a calendar of events). Audition and permission of instructor is required for enrollment in this course.

 

Advance Musical Project Form


Jazz Band

Code 471300 – Grades 9,10,11,12 – All Year. ½ Credit, repeatable 

Jazz Band is an advanced ensemble that focuses on jazz, blues and rock repertoire. Jazz Band meets two mornings per week from 6:40 am-7:20 am as scheduled by the director. A complete schedule of rehearsals and performances will be published before the school year begins. Jazz Band is open to any student enrolled in a credited instrumental ensemble (Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra or Concert Orchestra) who plays a traditional jazz ensemble instrument (saxophone, trumpet, trombone, percussion, guitar, bass, piano). Due to the number of participants, players may be assigned to play parts on a rotation, as needed. Attendance at all rehearsal and performances is mandatory to receive full course credit. 

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