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Band

Green Band
Green Band is made up of 6th and 7th graders that are on their first or second year of their instrument. They meet every day during the regular school day. Emphasis is on improving and expanding their skills through scales, chorals, exercises and repertoire. They present three to four concerts and attend 2-3 festivals. The local music store has an excellent rental program and all the necessary books, accessories and materials. Green Band uses Standard of Excellence Book 1.

Gold Band
Gold Band is made up of 7th and 8th graders that are on their third or fourth year of their instrument. They meet every day during the regular school day. Emphasis is on improving and expanding their skills through scales, chorals, exercises and repertoire. They present three to four concerts and attend 2-3 festivals. The local music store has an excellent rental program and all the necessary books, accessories and materials. Gold Band uses Standard of Excellence Book 2 and 3.Gold3

Jazz Band
Jazz Band is made up of 6-8th graders that audition for positions in The Rattler Jazz Band. Participation in one of the other band ensembles is required.They meet every day during the regular school day. Emphasis is on jazz scales, style and improvisation. Music will include jazz standards along with rock, funk and Latin styles. They present four concerts, an elementary school tour and attend 1-2 festivals. The local music store has an excellent rental program and all the necessary books, accessories and materials. Jazz Band uses Standard of Excellence Jazz Ensemble Method.