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Concert Band is a performance-based class exploring the finer points of instrumental playing. Areas covered include philosophy, critical listening, ensemble technique, sight reading and an emphasis on historical analysis. A high level of playing is expected and encouraged. Pep Band elements will be added as a point of emphasis. High school jazz band is a performance-based class emphasizing the finer points of instrumental performance as they relate to the varying styles of jazz music. Repertoire listening, improvisation, and jazz concert attendance are particularly stressed.

Mr. Mark Loy
HPCA Band Director
BM in Church Music, Carson Newman College
MM in Church Music, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary