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BAND AT SMART INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
Smart Intermediate School offers a number of opportunities for students to participate in music. The band program has two bands, plus a wide range of opportunities for enrichment and extension.
SIXTH GRADE BAND
Sixth Grade Band is a continuation of Beginning Band with the goal of developing higher level musical skills as the students gain more experience on their respective instruments. The class meets daily with an additional individual lesson for each student once a week. Students will prepare for a solo festival experience in addition to several large group performances. Attendance at all performances is a requirement of the course.
Sixth Grade Band is the first opportunity for students to join band at Smart Intermediate School. Students who participated in Beginning Band at their elementary school in fifth grade are eligible to join. Students can also join during sixth grade; details about how to start are provided when you talk to Mr. Carter.
SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADE BAND
This course is a more advanced continuation of the Sixth Grade Band experience with the goal of developing even higher level musical skills. The class meets daily with an additional individual lesson for each student once a week. Musical objectives include a unit of marching band instruction with performances at a marching exhibition and a parade in the fall; multiple performances in a concert band environment; a solo festival experience; and the opportunity to audition for Honor Bands. Attendance at all performances is a requirement of the course. Seventh and Eighth Grade Band requires one year of participation in Sixth Grade Band. Exceptions are made only with permission from Mr. Carter.
ENRICHMENT AND EXTENSION OPPORTUNITIES
In addition to having a full class period rehearsal every day for all students, there are several opportunities for students to further their musical experience.