Concert Band is a performing ensemble consisting of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Rehearsals occur every day during the school year. The band performs three concerts each year (one in December, one in May and one in June). The pieces performed will include popular and classical works from diverse genres selected to expose the students to a wide variety of musical types and examples of quality ensemble music. All pieces will have goals aimed at teaching/learning core objectives and entertaining. Music will be selected based on the ensemble talent level and other curricular goals. Students will focus on improving basic sound production techniques and improving ensemble skills. Listening, breathing and rhythmic study will be used often to give students a solid playing foundation that will help them as the move up to higher level ensembles. All incoming students to the high school are placed into Concert Band. Placement in Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble is possible through an audition process with Mr. Martin either during the end of the school year or during summer break.