The Concert Band performs at numerous concerts and contests throughout the school year. Students audition twice each year for band placement. The audition will determine which band each student is placed in, as well as chair seating.
Official Course Description (from the District 202 course description guide):
Grade Open To: 9-10-11-12 | Term: 1 & 2 | Credit: 1.0
Fees: Co-Curricular Fee
Description: The Concert Band focuses on the development and reinforcement of fundamental playing skills. Freshmen and new students are automatically placed in this ensemble and must audition to enter the Symphonic Band. Auditions determine chair and band placement. The high school Concert Band performs repertoire that provides formative experiences in developing its musicianship. Students are evaluated by their in-class and out-of-class preparation. During August, September and October, class content emphasizes marching, both parade and field. After marching season, students concentrate on concert preparation. Students enrolled are required to attend out-of-school functions, such as concerts, parades, field trips and extra rehearsals/sectionals.