This course is an ensemble of brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments that performs a variety of musical styles. Strings students are also welcome. Classes focus on technique, cultural and historical context, creativity, and general musicianship. This course is open to all students, regardless of music experience. Rehearsals take place before/ after school. In addition to an instrument (many rentals available through the school), home practice is required as part of this class.
COURSE NOTE: Students will also be registered in (and receive credit for) Symphony 10 (YVPA-0CSYM)
This course takes place outside the timetable.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Extra Credit / Outside Timetable GRADE: 10

This is a Year Long course. Student will learn instrumental Jazz through the performance of ‘Big Band’ arrangements of a variety of jazz styles including swing, funk, Latin and ballads. Vocalists. guitar, piano, bass, drums and winds welcome Students are encouraged to listen to recordings, copy the great players and ultimately develop their reading and improvising ‘chops’ on their instrument. Some high-energy music can be heard during this class! Participation in performances is required at times throughout the year. Assessment: Written work, playing tests, practice records, performance and participation. Final Examination: None Material Cost: Instrument rental (some instruments are available through the school). Students must purchase any other supplies such as reeds, valve oil, sticks, etc. Recommended Pre-requisite: Minimum 2 years band experience, private instruction or permission of the instructor. It is strongly recommended that students also be registered in Concert Band.
COURSE NOTE: This course takes place outside the timetable.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Extra Credit / Outside Timetable GRADE: 9-10

Concert Band is an ensemble of brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments that performs a variety of musical styles. Strings students are also welcome. Classes focus on technique, cultural and historical context, creativity, and general musicianship. This course is open to all students, regardless of music experience. Rehearsals take place after/before school. In addition to an instrument (many rentals available through the school), home practice is required as part of this class.
COURSE NOTE: Students will also be registered in (and receive credit for) Symphony 11 (YVPA-1CSYM)
This course takes place outside the timetable.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Extra Credit / Outside Timetable GRADE: 10-12

This is a Year Long course. Student will learn instrumental Jazz through the performance of ‘Big Band’ arrangements of a variety of jazz styles including swing, funk, Latin and ballads. Vocalists. guitar, piano, bass, drums and winds welcome. Students are encouraged to listen to recordings, copy the great players and ultimately develop their reading and improvising ‘chops’ on their instrument. Some high-energy music can be heard during this class! Participation in performances is required at times throughout the year. Assessment: Written work, playing tests, practice records, performance and participation. Final Examination: None. Material Cost: Instrument rental (some instruments are available through the school). Students must purchase any other supplies such as reeds, valve oil, sticks etc.
COURSE NOTE: This course takes place outside the timetable.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Extra Credit / Outside Timetable GRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Minimum of 3 years band experience (including Concert Band 10) or private instruction or permission of the instructor. It is strongly recommended that students also be registered in Concert Band.

This is a Year Long course. Student will learn instrumental Jazz through the performance of ‘Big Band’ arrangements of a variety of jazz styles including swing, funk, Latin and ballads. Vocalists. guitar, piano, bass, drums and winds welcome. Students are encouraged to listen to recordings, copy the great players and ultimately develop their reading and improvising ‘chops’ on their instrument. Some high-energy music can be heard during this class! Participation in performances is required at times throughout the year. Assessment: Written work, playing tests, practice records, performance and participation. Final Examination: None
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Drama, Musical Theatre & Film GRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Minimum of 3 years band experience (including Concert Band 10) or private instruction or permission of the instructor. It is strongly recommended that students also be registered in Concert Band.

Concert Band is an ensemble of brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments that performs a variety of musical styles. Strings students are also welcome. Classes focus on technique, cultural and historical context, creativity, and general musicianship. This course is open to all students, regardless of music experience. Rehearsals take place after/before school. This is a dual-credit course. In addition to an instrument (many rentals available through the school), home practice is required as part of this class.
COURSE NOTE: Students will also be registered in (and receive credit for) Symphony 12 (YVPA-2CSYM)
Band courses take place outside the timetable.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Extra Credit / Outside Timetable GRADE: 11-12