The Advanced Band at Rio Norte Jr. High is viewed as “the premier instrumental ensemble” at Rio Norte Junior High School. Advanced Band offers students the opportunity to extend beyond the beginning levels of instrumental performance and participate in a performing concert ensemble. Given the reputation and the talent level of the advanced band, students are held to higher expectations. The instructional emphasize is on both individual performance technique and the principles of ensemble performance. The Advanced Band performs at school and community events and participates in professionally adjudicated festivals. Participation in performances outside the school day is highly suggested in the class. Members of the advanced band are also encouraged to seek private lessons and grow individually through solo performances and auditioned ensembles. The class meets during the academic school day and fulfills the student's elective credit.
Only when every member of our band puts forth a 100% effort, can a band reach its goals in musical achievement and service to the school and community. You are embarking on a lifetime of musical enjoyment. The more you invest of yourself, the more you will rewarded.
Students will learn/ develop:
1. Extended range and greater technical facility on their instrument.
2. More advanced concepts of musical expressions such as dynamics, phrasing, and articulation.
3. Concert band literature in a variety of styles and difficulty.
4. Sight-reading skills.
5. A better understanding of world cultures, history, and other forms of art through music.
2022 - 2023 Scheduled Performances
October: TBD pep band with Valencia for football game
December 2nd: Winter Instrumental Performance - 7:00 PM
March 5th: Honor Band Performance
March 24-25: Music in the Parks Festival
May 17th: Spring Instrumental Performance - 7:00 PM