Band & Strings

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Music is a Co-Curricular Activity at MSHS. Since band classes also involve events that occur outside of the classroom, students are held accountable to the Manitou Springs High School Extra-Curricular Eligibility Policy.
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Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band is a great musical experience for HS students who are instrumentalist. Most of the school year is spent studying and rehearsing music in this ensemble. We will also work on core musical concepts like sight reading, composition, theory, pitch and rhythm through rich curriculum. The study of high quality musical literature will introduce skills and concepts that will be invaluable to students in middle school, high school and beyond. Students will perform for home concerts, home football and basketball games, contests, state festivals, national festivals and assemblies. Opportunities also exist for playing in chamber groups formed by the director.

Jazz Band
The primary purpose of the Jazz Band is to study and perform jazz/rock/pop style music. Basic and intermediate music theory concepts and improvisation are necessary skills to be explored in this ensemble. Students are encouraged to transcribe solos, study improvisation and chord structures, or even write original material for the Jazz Band. Listening skills and studying music and composers is also a part of this class. Students will perform at concerts, Night of the Arts, basketball games and other community-based events upon request at the availability of students.

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For Upcoming 6th Grade Band Students and Families:
Please fill out the Google Form for instrument auditions at your earliest convenience to set up a time with me for instrument tryouts so we can get you placed on an instrument for 6th grade band. These tryouts will take place during the following dates:

August 7, 8, 9, 10, from 1pm - 7pm
August 13, 14, 15, 16, 18 from 8am - 1pm

Tryouts will be for a thirty minute time slot, and will happen between 8:00am and 2:00pm on the above dates. Fill out the Google form to find a time slot that works best for you. The form will be emailed to you, or you may use the link below:

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