Band

Band

Instrumental Music

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 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.

Guitar I

Students learn how to read and play notated music, learn traditional and Barre chords, read, and use guitar tablature. Students of Guitar I are to develop a basic understanding of guitar performance and learn about the history of guitar.

Guitar II

Students learn how to read and play notated music, learn traditional and Barre chords, major and minor scales, arpeggios, power chords, use of palm muting, read and use guitar tablature, playing the blues and performing solo and ensemble guitar literature. Students of Guitar II are to are to develop a basic understanding of guitar, learn about the history of guitar, perform guitar repertoire, and apply music theory.

Guitar III

Students continue to define skills in reading and playing notated music, traditional and Barre chords, major and minor scales, arpeggios, power chords, use of palm muting, guitar tablature, playing the blues and performing solo and ensemble guitar literature. Students of Guitar III are to develop a basic understanding of guitar performance, learn about the history of guitar, perform guitar repertoire, and apply music theory. A primary focus of this course is ensemble playing.

Independent Study of Instrumental Music

The Independent Study of Instrumental Music course provides individuals with instruction in instrumental literature and techniques. This course may be conducted either individually or in a small group; formal and informal performances are typically included as well as experiences in creating and responding to music.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Teacher

Adan Florez
Florez, Adan
Fine Arts Teacher (Band/Chorus)
Office: 520-876-9400 x 4846

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