Band — honors

Students wishing to enroll in the Band-Honors class must schedule an audition. This ensemble serves as ambassadors for the school – performing at home sporting events, community functions, and 4 formal concerts each year.

Students in this ensemble commit to practicing their parts at home, so that class time can be used to craft an ensemble sound. They are prepared and willing to take on additional performance opportunities.

Students are asked to challenge themselves individually, as well as contribute to the ensemble, by building their skills and repertoire. My hope is that my students will be life-long musicians. I work to prepare them for participation in college and community bands, or to so that they can organize their own chamber ensembles.

Syllabus for Band/Honors – link

  • Students should check Schoology frequently, to access assignments, course materials and receive announcements.
  • Parents may also encouraged to use Schoology, so they can keep apprised of assignments and events.
  • Additionally, consider adding the TJ performing arts Google Calendar to your calendars. This way you’ll have notices of rehearsals and performances on your calendar.

Take a moment and familiarize yourself with the classroom conduct. It is important to take care of our classroom and the equipment.

Summer enrichment
*  Complete 3 activities in a column, row or diagonally from the chart, linked below. Take time to listen to performances on the instrument you will be studying.
*  Practice 20 hours over the summer — about 15-20 minutes a day. Auditions in the autumn will include the all-state audition music, which can be found on the website.
Summer activities link
Colorado All-State Band website link