Wind Band

Ensembles

Concert Band

Desmond Stevens - Director

Concert Band is a beginning-intermediate performing ensemble that studies class C and B music literature. This ensemble builds basic instrumental and ensemble techniques for students who play wind or percussion instruments at the beginning to the intermediate level. Students will study beginning theory and vocabulary used in concert literature. During the learning process, students will discover the historical concepts for various styles of wind music. Students will understand and demonstrate music as a way to create and communicate musical meaning and emotion. They will identify and demonstrate listening skills, analyze group and individual performances using appropriate musical language and pedagogical skills related to their chosen instruments.

Symphonic Band

Desmond Stevens - Director

Symphonic Band is a intermediate performing ensemble that studies class B and A music literature. This ensemble builds beyond basic instrumental and ensemble techniques for students who play wind or percussion instruments at the intermediate level. Students will study intermediate theory and vocabulary used in concert literature. During the learning process, students will discover the historical concepts for various styles of wind music. Students will understand and demonstrate music as a way to create and communicate musical meaning and emotion. They will identify and demonstrate listening skills, analyze group and individual performances using appropriate musical language and pedagogical skills related to their chosen instruments.

Wind Ensemble

Kyle Traska - Director

Wind Ensemble is an intermediate/advanced performing ensemble that studies class A and AA music literature. Students will study advanced theory and musical vocabulary used in preparation and performance of concert literature. During the learning process, students will discover the historical concepts for various styles of wind music. Students will understand and demonstrate music as a way to create and communicate musical meaning and emotion, identify and demonstrate listening skills, analyze group and individual performances using appropriate musical language and pedagogical skills related to their chosen instruments. Students will develop fundamental artistic and aesthetic understanding by writing critiques of live music concerts. Communication and interpretation skills will be used.

Interested in trying one of these courses?

Email Mr. Traska - kyletraska@iusd.org