Ensembles

Ensembles offer a challenging and fun experience for the serious music student. There are also more opportunities for performance.

WOODWIND ENSEMBLE

Instructor-Deborah Scarazzo 2:00-3:00

This class is open to ALL woodwind players in Advanced and Elite Band. We will cover music for the full woodwind ensemble! That means more fun and more of a challenge! There will also be small groups such as trios and quartets. This will allow students to work on small ensemble music that would also be suitable for Solo & Ensemble competition! Woodwind Ensemble allows the student to focus more on intonation, and tone quality, along with the basic rhythms and sight reading skills. When students learn to play in tune and with a better tone quality not only do they sound better individually, but it improves the sound of the whole section, and the entire band! Music will be provided for this class.

Requirements:Students need to bring to class a black binder with page protectors (this may also be their band folder), folding music stand, pencil, tuner and metronome.

 

PRAISE BAND

Instructors: David and Lisa Klausman 11:00-12:00

The purpose of the “Praise Band” Class will be to prepare and train vocalists and musicians to understand and engage in all aspects of Worship and Music.
All students in the Advanced and Elite Bands, Advanced Guitar, and the Advanced or Chamber Orchestras AND Choral students wanting to learn how to lead in a worship band/Praise Band are invited to join this class. The purpose of the “Praise Band” Class will be to prepare and train vocalists and musicians to understand and engage in all aspects of Worship and Music.

We will cover the history of worship in the church from BC to modern day. What do 'you' think worship is and what should it do? What is the real motive for worship and what should it accomplish? What does God say about worship and how to do it? What is the gift God has placed upon you/in you and how do you use it effectively for Him and how do you keep that gift ready to use at any time?

This is a fantastic opportunity for our students.

The students will rehearse and prepare at least 2 or 3 pieces of music to share during the semester. They will play before their peers and hopefully in other arena's that we can secure for them.