8th Grade Concert Band
We have 2 sections of 8th Grade Concert Band, meeting during 1st and 2nd hours. Both classes combine together to create one big band at concert time!
The 8th Grade Concert Band typically performs 5 concerts each year, (one per quarter plus the Elementary-JH-HS Band Festival) as well as participates in the District JH Band Festival and/or the ABODA JH Band Festival.
The 8th Grade Band has also participated in the Disneyland Soundtrack Session, where students get to experience a real recording studio and create short soundtracks to Disney clips!
The 8th Grade Concert Band plays a variety of music and styles, but its primary purpose is to develop overall musicianship — focusing on the improvement of tone quality, intonation, balance and blend, phrasing, technique, and rhythm reading.