There are several instrumental groups offered at Fremont Christian School: Elementary Band, Junior High Band, Warrior Band, and Dixie Dominus. The Elementary and Junior High Bands are what gets most students started off in the instrumental music field. In these groups, they are taught how to master an instrument and how to read music. They perform several times a year. Warrior Band and Dixie Dominus consist of many musically talented high school students. These groups are constantly performing and participating in band competitions.
The Junior High Band is made up of 6th, 7th and 8th Graders who have had at least one or two years of music training on their instrument. In this class, students develop their musical abilities in reading music notation, tone production, phrasing and performing. The Junior High Band performs number of times throughout the school in formal concerts, festival adjudications and in our pops concert series titled "Java 'n' Jazz." The typical instrumentation for this ensemble is flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, french horn, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba, double bass, and concert percussion. Students will be introduced to playing different musical styles, from Jazz to Classical.
Symphonic Band is the final stage of instrumental instruction. Students at this level should be proficient at tone production, phrasing, and be able to play in many different musical styles ranging from Jazz to Classical. The objectives of this course are to give students an enriched experience in instrumental performance and to provide many opportunities for public concerts.
The Dixie Dominus Traditional Jazz Band is a select group of 6-9 musicians who rehearse three times weekly. During the course of the year the students involved in the Dixie Band work to improve their understanding of traditional jazz music and growth as creative improvisers. The Dixie Band performs numerous times throughout the year ranging from concerts and private engagements to farmer markets and Jazz Festivals.
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