Falcon Concert Bands

The Concert Bands are the core of the Connellsville Area Senior High School Instrumental Curriculum. Skills and techniques learned in these ensembles mold the outcome of all other extra-curricular ensembles. 



Course Outlines

 

concert Band  

9-12 Grades

The Concert Band is a large ensemble musical experience that meets everyday, and will be offered to students that have had previous instrumental instruction. It is available for students who demonstrate the musical skills and competencies necessary to perform music ranging from grade 2.5 - grade 4 level of difficulty (on a scale of 1-6). Due to the range of musical skills of senior high musicians, placement into this ensemble is by audition and band director recommendation. Participation in group performances is required and may include public concerts, school concerts, and the commencement ceremony. Opportunities to audition for PMEA festivals, local honor band festivals, and adjudication festivals will be offered. Concert Band members are encouraged to participate in the marching band as a regular part of the program.  Instrumental Lab lesson periods are recommended to be scheduled along with Concert Band in order to learn and master new skills to enhance eligibility for advancement to Symphonic Band for the next school year. 

 

symphonic Band

Grades 9-12

The Symphonic Band is a large ensemble musical experience that meets everyday, and will be offered to students that have had previous instrumental instruction. It is available for students who demonstrate the musical skills and competencies necessary to perform music ranging from grade 3 - grade 6 level of difficulty (on a scale of 1-6). Due to the range of musical skills of senior high musicians, placement into this ensemble is by audition and band director recommendation. Participation in group performances is required and may include public concerts, school concerts, and the commencement ceremony. Opportunities to audition for PMEA festivals, local honor band festivals, and adjudication festivals will be offered. Symphonic Band members are encouraged to participate in the marching band as a regular part of the program. A jazz ensemble experience may be offered to selected students. Instrumental Lab lesson periods are recommended to be scheduled along with Symphonic Band so students can learn and master more difficult playing techniques on an individual basis, which in turn, will increase the achievement level of Symphonic Band.

 


Designed and created by Kellie Williams

Designed and created by Kellie Williams