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6th Grade Band
Band 6 will focus on building the essential skills needed to perform on an instrument. Students will be taught posture, breathing, hand positions, embouchure and instrument care, and creating a beautiful tone will be the focus. Emphasis will be placed on learning note names, fingerings, how to count rhythms, tone quality, intonation, and basic knowledge of musical terms. There are 2 required concerts every year.

 7th Grade Concert Band
Concert Band will focus on furthering knowledge on an instrument. Continued reinforcement of posture, breathing, hand positions, embouchure and instrument care will be stressed. Students will be exposed to gradually more challenging literature that teaches new concepts and build onto fundamental skills. Emphasis will be placed on scales, tone quality, and more advanced musical techniques. There are 3 required concerts every year. 

8th Grade Symphonic Band
Symphonic Band will focus on furthering knowledge on an instrument. Posture, good breathing, correct hand positions, characteristic embouchure and good instrument care are all expected. Musicality, tone quality, intonation, scales, advanced rhythms, dynamic range, and accurate articulations will be stressed, and students will be exposed to more advanced musical concepts. Members of the 8th grade band are eligible to audition for All Districts, and usually participate in one exclusive performance trip during the year. There are at least 3 required concerts every year. 

2017-2018 8th Grade Band








Brookville Middle School Band