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SYMPHONIC BAND

The Symphonic Band consists of students ranging in grades 9-12.  The primary educational goal of this ensemble is to prepare students for advanced musicianship and eventual admission into the Wind Ensemble.  Members of this ensemble will be required to complete performance based assignments that address various musical concepts and fundamentals, such as scales (major and minor), etudes, and rhythmic exercises.  This ensemble typically studies and performs a wide span of concert literature that varies in genre, style, cultural background, and historical time period.  Students in this ensemble are also required to participate in the Santa Rosa All-County Band auditions each Fall, as well as the Florida District 1 Solo and Ensemble Contest each February.  Brass players may be asked to acquire various mutes, as necessary for the musical selections, which may include a straight mute, cup mute, and/or harmon mute.  ​Membership into the Symphonic Band is determined through an audition consisting of scales and sight-reading that is held the year prior.  Instrumentation for this ensemble is carefully balanced each year, and only a limited number of students are accepted into this group each year.  Current membership in the Symphonic Band does not guarantee membership for the following year.

SCALE OCTAVE REQUIREMENTS

Spring Concert - 2019

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