Concert Band IV


The curriculum for the John Champe High School Concert Band IV class focuses on developing the technical skills needed for performing on brass and woodwind instruments as well as musicianship. The students also learn the music vocabulary used in the John Champe High School Bands.

The Concert Band IV is the flagship instrumental concert organization of John Champe High School. Students in this ensemble display the highest level of musicianship, capable of performing “Masterwork” literature. This ensemble is intended for upperclassmen, most specifically Junior and Senior members.

Requirements
1. Students in the Concert Band IV will prepare and present multiple concerts per year, as notated in the John Champe Band Calendar
2. Students in the Concert Band IV will participate the Region and State Materials
3. Students in the Concert Band IV will participate in the Concert and Sight-Reading Contest
4. Students in the Concert Band IV 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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