Moffit, Band Director
By audition only and instructor
approval. Students auditioning for
this course must be a member of
a McQueen performance music ensemble
(i.e. Wind Ensemble, Concert Band,
Orchestra, or any of the Choir ensembles).
The only exception to this guideline
would be if, after auditions, specific
instrumentation is required and
no qualified member is available.
In this instance, a student who
is not concurrently enrolled in
another McQueen music performance
group may fill the vacancy.
Mallet & stick fee of $35. All
battery players will be required
to submit a $25 non-refundable deposit
for the use of an instrument. Trip
and uniform fees are required.
This course is designed
for students who wish to
develop individual and group
skills in the performance
and study of percussion
instruments. Students are
expected to participate
in performances outside
of school time. Both marching
and concert percussion idioms
will be addressed in this
course. The marching idiom
is addressed through March
of every year with concert
ensemble being the primary
focus throughout the latter
part of the year.
Instruction will be through
rehearsals, individual and
group instruction, and discussions
and lectures on theory and
technique. The basis for
assessment will be Individual
student progress; playing,
theory and listening tests;
participation and performance.