Classroom Ensembles are our curricular groups that are offered as a class during the school day.
A semester course only offered in the fall for students who play a wind instrument. Students will continue to learn and enhance music fundamentals and technique learned during previous instructions. Students will also explore multiple approaches to develop and refine aspects of music performance and general effect as it pertains to the Marching Band show design.
Color Guard Techniques:
This first and second semester course is designed to introduce and develop a student’s knowledge and skill in fundamental and advanced dance and auxiliary equipment techniques and performance. The Color Guard is a vital part of the Marching Band and follows the same schedule as the Douglas County Marching Band (schedule on calendar tab). All Guard members are required to participate during scheduled rehearsals and performances beyond the normal school day.
A year-long music course designed for students who wish to develop individual and group skills in the performance and study of percussion instruments. The instructor(s) will teach techniques in percussion performance and marching through individual, small and large group instruction. Students will be expected to participate in rehearsals and performances outside of the normal school day. Both marching and concert percussion idioms will be addressed. In addition, students will be involved as participants with the Wind Ensemble or Symphonic Winds as assigned at the Director's discretion.
A semester course only offered in the fall for students who play a wind instrument (woodwinds and brass) and are not members of the Marching Band. Students will continue to learn and enhance music fundamentals and technique learned during previous instructions. This ensemble is also open for any beginning brass or woodwind players.
This second semester course is designed for advanced wind students. Students will continue with the development of quality individual and ensemble performance skills. The highest quality traditional and contemporary literature for wind band will be explored through upper level instruction. Auditions for placement occur in December.
A first and second semester course for students who play a wind instrument (woodwinds and brass) with the desire to learn and enhance fundamentals and technique, as well as perform as an ensemble in concert settings. This course will also provide instruction in music theory, history and aural skills that will apply to the development of good musicianship. Auditions for placement occur in December.