1st Per - Symphonic (Concert) Band
Bingham Symphonic Band (Core Class)
A participation fee and/or instrumental rental fee may be required or included with course fees for listed classes.
Concert Band * 1.0 credit FA
Prerequisite: Ability to play a musical wind instrument/Grades 10 - 12
Fees: $30 Course fee / Uniform fee / $50 District fee
Known as the BHS Symphonic Band, this ensemble is an intermediate level performance group. The course further develops and refines core concepts and fundamentals introduced in the Middle School Band. Study includes the care and cultivation of a beautiful tone, the ability to read music with increasing fluency, the building of technical skills, esprit de corps, and responsible rehearsal habits. Students will have opportunities to experience the spontaneity of improvisation and the creative process of performance. Students will heighten listening skills and increase their ability to analyze and evaluate music and music performances. Attention will also be given to relating their music experiences to the time and culture of the pieces they study, as well as to contemporary society. The class is open to all sophomore, junior or senior students without an audition. Students are encouraged, but not required to prepare and perform a solo for region and state solo festivals. The Concert Band will perform at the Fall, Christmas & Spring concerts, and Region Festivals.
The two Bingham H.S. Pep bands exist to provide public support for the school's winter athletic program. During the basketball season, students in the Concert and Symphonic bands will be divided into two bands of equal instrumentation - the Blue Band and the White Band. These Pep bands will perform at home for an equal number of men's and women's Region varsity games. If teams continue into the post season, a volunteer group gathered from both bands will be assembled to play at any Sub-state and State games. These groups will perform music in the rock, pop, and dance styles.