2017 Band Class Handbook

CONCERT BAND  is the primary performing group at Sun Valley HS.  This group meets daily and is comprised of all musicians enrolled in the band program at Sun Valley HS.  The concert band setting offers the students opportunity to rehearse and perform a variety of literature written for concert and symphonic band.  Much of the class time is devoted to developing proper warm up, practice, and performance techniques, with an emphasis on ensemble performance.  A class method book, “Foundations for Superior Performance” (Williams and King) is a required book for Concert Band.  Students may purchase this book at a local music store or order through the director at the start of school. In addition, specific aspects of music theory are incorporated into the instruction throughout the year.  Individual performance is evaluated through playing tests and written examinations.  The concert band typically performs at least four times per year, one of which may be the South Central District’s MPA (Music Performance Assessment), held in March. 

"Concert Black" is our performance attire.  All students are asked to wear solid black.  If wearing a skirt, the length should be such that the bottom of the skirt falls below the knee when sitting. The top of the dress or blouse should be within standard dress code for SVHS.   Gentlemen can wear a collared shirt with buttons or polo style shirt, just as long as it is solid black.  Ties are not required, and must be solid black if you choose to wear one.  Both ladies and gentleman should have black dress shoes to compliment their attire. 

There are two separate band classes, a freshman class and a 10-12 class.    


WINTER CONCERT - Thursday, December 20th - 7pm SVHS Auditorium

MPA PREVIEW   Tuesday, March 19 @ Cuthbertson HS (afterschool / evening, exact time tbd)


SPRING CONCERT - Tuesday, May 21   7pm