Band


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Concert/Jazz/Pep Band Calendar

Beginning Band

This is a book-based class, that is designed to prepare students to advance to an intermediate group second semester.  Students participate in solo and ensemble activities to develop elements of musicianship, and are expected to take advantage of private lesson opportunities.  The students also have the opportunity to experience live performances by professionals during and outside of the school day.

Intermediate Band

The Lawrence Central Intermediate band will be expected to participate in two after-school rehearsals and three after-school performances in addition to the ISSMA District Solo and Ensemble Contest.  Students participate in solo and ensemble activities to develop elements of musicianship.  The students also have the opportunity to experience live performances by professionals during and outside of the school day.

Symphonic Band

The Lawrence Central Symphonic Band performs high school level literature in varying styles in five or six concerts, plus two to three festivals and/or contests throughout the school year.  Students participate in solo and ensemble activities to develop elements of musicianship.  The students also have the opportunity to experience live performances by professionals during and outside of the school day.

Wind Ensemble

The Lawrence Central Wind Ensemble performs college level literature in varying styles in five or six concerts, plus two to three festivals and/or contests throughout the school year.  Students participate in solo and ensemble activities to develop elements of musicianship.  The students also have the opportunity to experience live performances by professionals during and outside of the school day.

Some students in the Wind Ensemble also participate in the Advance Symphony Orchestra.

Pep Band

During the Lawrence Central basketball season, students enrolled in the concert and jazz bands participate in the Pep Band.  The pep band performs at all home basketball games.  Students are expected to participate in five or six performances throughout the season.

Jazz Ensemble

The Lawrence Central Jazz Ensemble performs in numerous festivals and concerts throughout the school year.  Students are provided with opportunities to experience live performances by professionals during and outside of the school day.  They also participate in a variety of small groups to enhance their experiences with jazz improvisation, music theory, aural/listening skills, and jazz styles.

Instrumental Ensemble

The Lawrence Central Instrumental Ensemble studies and performs percussion techniques through solo, chamber ensemble and large percussion ensemble literature.  Students perform with the Concert/Symphonic bands and Wind Ensemble.