Bands

We have four bands at East Chapel Hill High School: 
Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band
Concert Band: 
Concert Band consists of freshman performing grade IV and V literature in a large band setting. This ensemble focuses extensively on rhythms, independent
musicianship 
as well as balance and blend. Music theory and creativity is studied through the medium of standard high school band literature. The performance requirements for this ensemble are the four traditional band concerts, one per quarter, and the Graduation Ceremony in June. 

  











Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble: 
The Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble classes consist of upperclassmen. The Symphonic Band plays primarily Grade V literature while the Wind Ensemble performs grade V and VI literature.
   Members of the 
Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will be exposed to a wide variety of literature from which they can expand artistic and cultural horizons. Students will also gain an understanding of music theory as well as historical and
cultural
 aspects through performance.In addition to the four concerts per year, the members of the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble also perform at the home football games in fall and at Graduation in June. 
Jazz Band: 
This course is a combo course in which students create and design their own jazz charts from a lead sheet.
In addition to the regularly scheduled concerts, the members of the Jazz Band also play gigs at community events and local coffee houses including the
UNC- Essential Ellington Jazz Festival
Cafe Driade, the Chapel Hill Holiday Parade, and Southpoint Mall. 
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