Concert Band III


The Concert Band III is the third-tier performing ensemble at John Champe High School. Students in this ensemble display a level of musicianship necessary for high achievement in band literature, however may not show the individual musical maturity yet for performing in the Concert Band IV. This ensemble is intended for upper classmen and very advanced freshmen.

Requirements
1. Students in the Concert Band III will prepare and present multiple concerts per year, as notated in the John Champe Band Calendar
2. Students in the Concert Band III will participate in before/after school sectionals, as determined by the Directors
3. Students in the Concert Band III will participate in the Region and State Materials
4. Students in the Concert Band III will participate in Concert and Sight-Reading Contest
5. Students in the Concert Band III will prepare a solo or small ensemble

Evaluation
Everyday is an audition – students will be evaluated daily on their individual musical skills and personal contributions to the ensemble. Formal playing assessments will be held weekly via SmartMusic and/or live playing.

Auditions
Students will audition for the concert ensembles. The audition process includes two etudes, chromatic scale and 12 major scales, and a brief sight-reading excerpt.

All students who audition and fulfill the minimum competencies will become part of the John Champe High School band program. All band students, regardless of concert ensemble assignment, will also participate in the Marching Knights Band.

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