About Band at Creekview
Middle school is a new beginning for your child. No longer are they elementary students, but true "middle schoolers" now. You will see a significant change in your child during these special years. It seems that when the 6th graders enter, they still seem very young. So innocent and full of life. This is the perfect time to get them involved in a great program that Creekview has to offer and learn the gift of music to last a lifetime.
The Creekview Band is comprised of three different bands: Beginning, Symphonic, and Honors Band.
Instrumental Techniques (also known as Beginning Band) is for those students who are starting from scratch. Our directors will be working closely with each child to ensure that they are learning the proper technique of playing their instrument. At the beginning, you will hear some "interesting" sounds coming from your child's instrument :) But for the Winter Concert, they will be performing as a whole concert band. You will be amazed by their progress! Major focus points are posture, breathing, reading rhythms accurately, reading musical notation and developing listening skills.
The Woodwinds Band and the Brass Band classes are made up of students with one or two years of experience on their instrument. The members of this class will be performing at pep rallies and specific school functions, winter and spring concerts, band competitions, and recruiting concerts. The students in this class are expected to learn the Region music in the Fall semester. Selected students will also be expected to audition for the All-District Band and the All-Region Band in October and November, respectively. Students in this class are also expected to perform in an ensemble for the Solo-Ensemble competition in the Spring semester, and are encouraged to perform a solo. Students in this band are expected to attend any scheduled sectionals and/or rehearsals. Weekly full band practices will be held on Wednesdays after school from 3:40 to 5:00 pm. Attendance is required. Elements of music are approached through exercises of increasing difficulty and will be challenging and interesting. Group participation is expected and students will be able to have opportunities to work with respected clinicians and participate in competitions with constructive criticism from adjudicators. This class meets every day during school throughout the school year. The Woodwinds Band and Brass Band classes are both full-year courses.