Band

Band

Instrumental Music

AP Music Theory

AP Music Theory is a highly challenging course, geared toward the more serious music student. If a student intends to study music in college, this class is an excellent way to get a head start. This class focuses on all elements in music. Students study key signatures, chord progressions, ear training, sight singing, and arranging.

Beginning Band

This course is for the student who is interested in music but may lack musical experience and or knowledge necessary for participation in the rigor of the other band selections. Students learn to count and read music, as well as learn to play basics on woodwind and brass instruments. Some prior knowledge or previous experience is helpful, but not necessary.

Beginning Guitar

Beginning Guitar introduces students to the fundamentals of music and guitar-playing techniques, such as strumming and chords. This class allows students to develop guitar skills in a variety of genres, encourages them to use those skills to increase their appreciation of music, and use their knowledge to compose their own songs.

Beginning Percussion

This course is for the beginning percussion student. Students learn to count and read music as well as learn the playing basics. The school provides instruments, but students need to purchase their own concert sticks, marching sticks, and mallets.

Color Guard

First semester, this course is combined with the Marching Band. They perform at home football games, pep assemblies, and parades. The band travels to most away football games and to several marching competitions in the fall. Second semester, the team branches away from the band program, and performs an indoor show and competes across the state of Arizona. There is a band camp before school starts. A physical is needed for this activity. Please contact the band instructor for information. This is a performance-based class for a grade. Grades are taken in and outside of regular class time. The first semester of this class may be applied to a semester of PE credit for students. This course does not fulfill university Fine Arts requirements.

Freshman Band

Freshmen Band is for the developing instrumentalist and emphasizes fundamentals of good playing techniques and basic music knowledge. All Freshman Band members are expected to participate in the Marching Band and all its activities (home football games, pep assemblies, and parades). The band travels to most away football games and to several marching competitions in the fall. In addition to regular class time, there are regularly scheduled rehearsals. There is a Color Guard (Flag/Dance line) that participates in all activities with the Marching Band (please see Color Guard). This band also performs in several concerts throughout the year. Freshman percussionists should sign up for Percussion Ensemble instead of Freshman Band. There is a Band Camp before school starts. A physical is needed for this class. The first semester of this class may be applied to Fine Arts credit or a semester of PE credit. Honors credit may be available for this course. Please see the instructor for specific criteria.

Jazz Band

Jazz Band is open to students who are interested in improving their jazz skills and performance. This is an audition-only group that performs many outside events/concerts in the school and in our community. Students are expected to attend all scheduled activities. This is a performance-based class, and performances are part of the overall grade received for the class. A student’s overall assessment for this class includes class-related activities that take place inside and outside of the regular class time.

Marching Band

The Marching Band performs at all home football games, pep assemblies, and parades. The band travels to several marching competitions in and out of state in the fall. In addition to regular class time, the band rehearses on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. All Color Guard members and percussionists also participate in all Marching Band activities. There is a required Band Camp before school starts. This is a performance-based class for a grade. Grades are taken in and outside of regular class time. A physical is needed for this activity. Please contact the band instructor for information. This class may be applied to a semester of PE credit.

Music Appreciation

This course is a Music Department offering designed for the non-performer. The class affords students the opportunity to examine music and music performance in a variety of historical contexts. The lives and contributions of selected composers are featured as well as the exploration of different career paths in music such as education, therapy, technology, and engineering. In addition to these studies, students are required to complete some assignments outside of the class time that involves attendance at select concert/theater performances on campus. This course may be repeated for credit.

Percussion Ensemble

This class performs with the Marching Band and Symphonic Band. They perform at home football games, pap assemblies, and parades. The band travels to most away football games and to several marching competitions in the fall. In addition to regular class time, this class is designed to give the percussion student the time and dedication he/she deserves. In the fall, students concentrate on marching percussion. In the spring, students learn the same repertoire as the concert bands. They also perform percussion ensemble pieces. There is a Band Camp before school starts. A physical is needed for this activity. This is a performance-based class for a grade. Grades are taken in and outside of regular class time. This class may be repeated for credit. The first semester of this class may be applied to a semester of PE credit.

Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band is for the more proficient instrumentalist who has a good background in playing an instrument. This ensemble performs several times a year. Students work to improve overall musicianship, quality of performance, and knowledge of music. All percussionists will also participate in all Symphonic Band activities but should sign up for Percussion Ensemble. This course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Previous band experience. Honors credit is available for this course. Please see the instructor for specific criteria.

News

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AMEA All-State Music Festival

Elian Zuniga
April 2022
 
 
 

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WGAZ State Championships

Color Guard & Indoor Percussion
April 2, 2022
 
 
 

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All-State Band

Elian Zuniga
March 2022
 
 
 

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WGAZ Focus Show

Color Guard & Percussion Ensemble
March 4-5, 2022
2nd Place 
 
 

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Band

Casa Grande Winter Invitational
February 26, 2022 
 
 
 

BTN-ArizonaMusicEducatorsAssociation (HP)

Southeastern Regional Honor Band

January 22, 2022
 
 
 
 

Teacher

Martin Hebda
Hebda, Martin
Fine Arts Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3002

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