Symphonic Band is open to all students through auditions held in the spring by the Director of Bands or his designee(s). The Symphonic Band presents a balanced study of literature at the highest level and quality attainable by the ensemble.
The Symphonic Band will present winter and spring concerts and participate in Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) / Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association (VBODA) assessment, events, and festivals. Membership in this ensemble requires practice, rehearsals, and performances outside of the school day as an extension of the classroom activity.
Symphonic Band members are required to be members of the Marching Atoms, but students involved in fall athletics or with other extenuating circumstances can receive a marching band waiver from the Director of Bands on a case by case basis.
INTERMEDIATE BAND (923316) - Level 2 – Symphonic Band Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: one Prerequisite: Successful audition
Students in this course form the representative performing band for the school. Emphasis is placed on the sequential development of advanced technical skills and on the study of related literature.
Based on successful completion of sequential concepts for each level, students will continue as specified in course level. Marching band techniques, rehearsals, and performances are included in this course.
Students must meet both the school day and outside of the school day participation requirements to receive credit for the course.