There is no audition to be involved in this class. Students will study and perform intermediate concert band literature and techniques. Emphasis will be on improving levels of performance. Students will perform at school concerts as well as participate in Pep activities.
Acceptance into this class is by audition. Students will study and perform advanced symphonic/concert band literature and techniques. This group is for the serious musician. The band will have an extensive performance schedule at a variety of different venues. This is the band that will represent Cleveland at Concert Band Festivals.
Jazz Band 2
A performance based course in the techniques used in jazz band music as well as pop music, blues and R&B music. Topics include jazz history, listening skills, chords, modes, chord scales, melodic concepts, basic harmony, and rhythmic exercises. This band will perform at all home football games.
Jazz Band 1
This is the most advanced band at Cleveland and acceptance into the class is by audition only. This is a performance based course in the techniques used in jazz big band music, single and group improvisation. Topics include jazz history, listening skills, chord scales, modes, chords, melodic concepts, basic harmony, and rhythmic exercises. The band will perform at community functions and will also compete at local and regional jazz competitions.
For more information about any of the instrumental groups, contact Gary Riler at firstname.lastname@example.org.