Beginning Band- Offered to students in grades 4-12.
Intermediate Band- Offered to students upon successfully completing beginning band.
Advanced Band- Offered to students upon completing intermediate band.
Beginning Band Requirements:
Students will need an instrument, Yamaha Beginning Band Book 1, Standard of Excellence Theory Book 1 , and Music Stand
Saxophone players will need 2 1/2 strength reed . The following brands are acceptable Rico Royal, Vandorin, and Legere.All saxophone players will need a rovner ligature.
Clarinet players will need a 3 strength reed. The following brands are acceptable: Rico Royal, Vandorin,Mitchel Lurie, and Legere. All clarinet players will need a Rovner ligarture.
Flute players will need a swab.
Brass Players will need a cleaning kit that includes valve oil.
Saxophone and Clarinet players will need cork grease and cleaning kit.
Percussionist will need a percussion kit .
Intermediate Band Requirements
All students will need Yamaha Book 2 and 3 for beginning band. They will need Standard of Excellence Book 2 Theory.
All students will need the I Recommend Book , instrument, and music stand. NO STANDS WILL BE PROVIDED. If you do not bring one, you will not have a stand.
Woodwind Players are required to have 4 reeds at all times. The following brands are the only acceptable brands: Vandorin, Leggere, Mitchell Lurie, Grand Concert . NO Ricos will be accepted.No exceptions. Rovner Ligatures for all advanced players.
All students will need a pencil for rehearsal.
Brass players will need valve oil and tuning slide oil. A cloth will be needed for emptying condensation.
Woodwind players will need appropriate cleaning supplies.
Essential Elements for Jazz.
A pencil for all rehearsals.
Music fee is required at Registration.
All members of the Jazz band are required to be a member of Advanced Band with the exception of Guitar, Bass Guitar, and Piano. Students that play these instruments are required to read music and will become a member by audition only
Band Calendar- See Events page.
All-State Band Auditions- January 26 and 27, 2018 at Sparkman High School
All-State Band Unassigned-January 13, 2018
All-State Show Choir October 5-7
Honor Band Information
UAH Honor Band