In this course, advanced instruction in individual and group performance is stressed. The Symphonic Band represents the school in concerts, festivals, parades, football games, and other school-related activities. Participation in marching band, band camp, and/or related band activities is a requirement of this course. Prerequisite: audition.
(YCSD Program of Studies: 2016-2017 Secondary Registration and Information Guide)
The main focus of Symphonic Band will be on the continued refinement of musical and technical skills. As one of the top performing ensembles in the school, students are expected to consistently work to develop their skills to the fullest. Through classroom instruction and public performances, each student will continue to refine instrument mechanics, improve rhythmic understanding, and develop interpretational skills. Auditioning for All-District Band and All-Virginia Band (if eligible) are requirements of this course. This ensemble is considered a “curricular” ensemble.
Symphonic Band Performances, 2017-2018
December 12, 2017: Combined Winter Concert with the THS Choirs
March 21, 2018: VBODA State Concert Band Assessment @ Jamestown HS
April 14, 2018: Side-by-Side Concert with the William and Mary Wind Ensemble
May 20, 2018: Spring Concert