JUNIOR HIGH BAND OPTIONS

GRADES 7 - 8:

 

CADET BAND:

  • Open to all 7th and 8th graders

  • No audition needed!

  • Technique Book: Standards of Excellence Book II, Kjos Publishing (Blue Book)

  • Travels to the CUSD Cadet Band Festival once per year.

  • Grade level literature: Grade 1 - 2

  • $45 Activity Fee to be paid to the Casteel Bookstore

 

CONCERT BAND:

  • Open to all 7th through 9th graders by audition or placement only.

  • Technique Book: Standards of Excellence Book III, Kjos Publishing (Green Book)

  • Travels to one ABODA Junior High Band Festival once per year.

  • Grade level literature: Grade 2 - 2 1/2

  • $45 Activity Fee to be paid to the Casteel Bookstore

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE: ​

  • Open to all 7th - 8th grade percussionists

  • Book: Percussion With Class, KJOS Publishing 

  • Grade 1- 2 1/2 literature

  • Performs with Cadet/Concert Band at festival 

  • $75 Activity Fee to be paid to the Casteel Bookstore

SAMPLE OF PROGRAMS:

 

Cadet Band:

Portrait of a Clown - Ticheli

Three English Folk Songs - Edmondson

LInden Lea - Vuaghan Williams arr. Wagner

Anasazi - Edmondson

Train Heading West and Other Outdoor Scenes - Broege

 

Concert Band:

Canto - McBeth

Down a Country Lane - Copland

In the Bleak Midwinter - Holst

Due North - Sweeney

Darklands March  - Randall Standridge

 

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