Band Class Information

CONCERT BAND / SYMPHONIC 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 is primarily made up of 9th and 10th graders, and the symphonic band is made up of 10-12 members.  This class 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. 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.  There are usually three major performances per year, one of which may be the South Central District’s MPA (Music Performance Assessment), held in March or April. 

“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.   Solid black dress shirts, polo type or buttoned, are welcome. Ties are not required, but must be solid black if you choose to wear one.  Student should have black dress shoes to compliment their attire.  
   

CLICK FOR BAND SYLLABUS (2021-22)

WINTER CONCERT – Thursday, December 16    7pm

All District Band Auditions (optional) – Saturday, January 15, 2022

All District Band Clinic (selected students) – Friday/Saturday, Jan. 28-29, 2022

Potential MPA – Week of March 28, 2022.  Day/Time to be determined

SPRING CONCERT – Tuesday, May 24, 2022   7pm

Updates to scheduled events will be sent out to students and parents through our CutTime communications and through the Canvas platform. Students and Parents are asked to have a CutTime.net account.  Contact Mr. Reynolds if you need assistance with this.