Concert Band

PATRIOT OAKS ACADEMY BAND – Mr. Rauh

Concert Band is a performance-based instrumental ensemble.  The Band provides instrumentalists the opportunity to perform music from a wide range of styles and periods.  Music theory and history is woven into the curriculum through the study of quality literature and the elements of music. The content is meant to challenge an individual’s skill level and promote the development of musicianship.  Students are required to have at least one year of successful band experience.

 

Expectations

  • Active participation
  • Regular practice
  • Acceptance of instruction
  • Progression of skill level and musicianship
  • Mastery of assigned music
  • Helpful support of others
  • Positive attitude and rehearsal etiquette
  • Respect for fellow colleagues and their equipment

Performances

All Band classes will have several required performances – ALL SPECIFIED WELL IN ADVANCE. These are graded.

Grading

80% for assessments; this includes performances and state/district testing

20% for assignments and projects done in class; weekly rehearsal grade

Uniform

Beginning Band, Concert Band and Jazz Band – The school will provide the Band Performance Polo Shirt. Parents must provide khaki pants, solid color dress shoes and black socks. Polos will be passed out prior to a performance and returned afterward.

The Band T-shirt and blue jeans will act as our uniform for Pep Band and other more informal performances.

Sheet Music

Most music will be on loan from Patriot Oaks Music Library at no charge. A replacement fee will be charged for music that is lost. PLEASE KEEP UP WITH YOUR FOLDER!

Lessons

Private lessons are not required but highly recommended. A list of qualified instructors may be found at our local music stores and universities. Please inquire with Mr. Rauh for specific names.