Concert Band II

The Concert Band II is the second tier performing ensemble at John Champe High School. Students in this ensemble display a skill level that is still developing into maturity, showing a need for more individual practice and understanding of key concepts.

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.

Students will audition for the concert ensembles. The audition process includes one required etude, 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.