Length of Course:                          One Year

    Credit:                                            1.0 Credit

    Prerequisite:                                  Placement by Director

    State Code:                                   05106A000

    Course Description: All freshmen enrolled in band are assigned to a Freshman Band. The primary emphasis of the course is to review and strengthen fundamental musical skills. A wide variety of high-quality musical literature in traditional and contemporary styles is covered. Music selected is both challenging and appropriate to the level of the group. The Freshman Band performs at four major concerts each year, as well as participating in various band festivals and contests. Freshman Band members also have the opportunity to participate in Marching Band, Jazz Band, ILMEA All-District, and Pep Band. Students are strongly encouraged to seek private instruction.