Seventh Grade Band Information

  • Instructors: David Bentley

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    Seventh Grade Band Program

    The seventh grade band is an exciting continuation of the excellent sixth grade band. The seventh grade band meets every day, and meets in much larger groups. Students will notice some obvious differences from 6th grade band, as well as some similarities. The band will typically meet in different subgroup arrangements. These will include two equal concert bands, woodwinds, brass and percussion subgroups as well as individual sectionals. Our required technique book will be Essential Technique 2000, book 3, Hal Leonard Publications. The class will emphasize similar structured skill development as in sixth grade, but will have a greater emphasis on group performance of band literature. Enrichment opportunities for small ensemble playing are available for motivated students. Uniforms will be a maroon Islander Band collared polo shirt, black dress pants (no jeans please), black or dark brown dress shoes with corresponding colored socks. Students will have periodic graded playing tests, as well as required practice records, provided in class. Please continue to refer to this website for periodic updates of upcoming student requirements and performances. A course guide will be provided to students at the beginning of school and to parents at curriculum night. Please note the dates of performances for the year, listed on this site. Participation at all concerts is required, and a significantly weighted and important part of each student’s grade.

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