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Clover Hill High School Orchestras Newsletter - Feb/March 2017
        Newsletter Creator: Zainab Haider
       Photo Credits: Lynn Phan, Andrea Connor, Lucas Franke, Noor Rafiq

 

Clover Hill High School Band

Ms. Brianna Sklute 
Director of Bands
Twitter: @CloverHillBands


2017-2018 Clover Hill High School Band Syllabi

Advanced Band (PA312)

This course is open to all Freshmen students who wish to enroll in a band class. Students will gain skills in music reading, major scales, and ensemble blend and balance. All students in Advanced Band will have the opportunity to participate in school-wide performances and additional community events. An instructional fee and purchase of concert uniform is required. School instruments are available for rental for a fee of $50.00 per school year. 

Symphonic Band (PA313)

This course is open to all concert brass students who have completed one year of their high school education. This is the brass instrumentalist section of the “Wind Ensemble” who performs at the District Concert Assessment each Spring. Students will gain advanced knowledge in sight-reading, major and minor scales, intonation, and ensemble blend and balance. This ensemble is active in school-wide performances and additional community events. An instructional fee and purchase of concert uniform is required. School instruments are available for rental for a fee of $50.00 per school year.

Advanced Jazz Band (PA315) - Audition Only

This course is by audition-only for top performing woodwind, brass, and percussion students. Students enrolled in this class will also perform with the “Wind Ensemble” on all concert band concerts, as well as at the District Concert Assessment each Spring. In addition to rehearsal of concert band music, students will be exposed to advanced techniques in jazz, including jazz scales, improvisational techniques, and performance styles. An instructional fee and purchase of concert uniform is required. School instruments are available for rental for a fee of $50.00 per school year.

Instrumental Ensemble (PA316)

This course is open to all percussion students who wish to enroll in a band class. Students enrolled in this class will also perform with the “Wind Ensemble”and “Symphonic Band” on all concert band concerts, as well as at the District Concert Assessment each Spring. In addition to rehearsal of concert band music, students will rehearse and perform in a percussion ensemble and receive an in-depth education on each percussion instrument. An instructional fee and purchase of concert uniform is required.

Wind Ensemble (PA319)

This course is open to all concert woodwind students who have completed one year of their high school education. This is the woodwind instrumentalist section of the “Wind Ensemble” who performs at the District Concert Assessment each Spring. Students will gain advanced knowledge in sight-reading, major and minor scales, intonation, and ensemble blend and balance. This ensemble is active in school-wide performances and additional community events. An instructional fee and purchase of concert uniform is required. School instruments are available for rental for a fee of $50.00 per school year.

Marching Cavaliers

This elite student ensemble is open to all students who are enrolled in any band class. Students will have the opportunity to participate in Spirit Walks around the school, stand performances at home football games, a themed half time performance each football game, and participate in many marching band competitions and events. Summer band camp is required, along with after school practices and performances. A participation fee and uniform fee is required. School instruments are available for rental for a fee of $50.00 per school year.