• Beginning Band is designed for the total beginner.  In this class you can play the flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, or percussion.  The course covers the basic elements of tone production, instrument care, musicianship, and reading music.  The specific selection of instruments will be made by Mr. Pracher during the first week of school.  The Beginning Band will culminate by performing in an evening concert during the fourth quarter of the school year.  This class is open to 6th – 8th graders.  

     

    Concert Band is for students with a minimum of one year experience playing a band instrument.  Students will learn about different musical styles and continue to develop their technical skills.  The students will also begin to cultivate their abilities to critically analyze their performances and the performances of others.  This group will perform several times a year, including Band Night at Agoura HS, District Music Festival and at Disneyland.  Students who did not take beginning band must audition for Mr. Pracher.  This class is open to 6th - 8th graders.

     

    Wind Ensemble is for students with a minimum of two years experience playing a band instrument.  Students will learn about different musical styles and continue to develop their technical skills.  The students will also begin to cultivate their abilities to critically analyze their performances and the performances of others.  This group will perform several times a year, including Band Night at Agoura HS, District Music Festival and at Disneyland.  Students who did not take beginning band must audition for Mr. Pracher.  This class is open to 7th and 8th graders.