7/8 Concert Band
The Eagle Concert Band rehearses on Tuesdays at 7:15am in the band room and is directed by Craig Gonci. Concert Band is open to any 7th or 8th grader who wants to or currently plays a concert band instrument. Instrumental sections are seated by audition, which will occur during the first week of October. Seating auditions are voluntary. Student who do not wish to audition will be seated behind those who do.
In addition to rehearsal, students involved in concert band will attend one sectional per week based on a rotating pullout schedule. Students need to go to their scheduled class before attending sectionals.
Attending the required weekly large group rehearsals is essential to a quality experience for the student and ensures excellence in the music program. Missing three or more rehearsals or three or more lessons/sectionals can hinder student progress and may hinder the musical progress of the student. Of course, situations arise and we always encourage speaking with the director to work through this - child, parent and teacher. The ensemble director will notify you if your student has missed a third rehearsal or third ensemble/sectional so that you are aware of the situation.
Concert Band is a co-curricular program and students are graded on a letter scale: O = Outstanding, S = Satisfactory, and U = Unsatisfactory. Rehearsal attendance, sectional attendance, participation, and attitude are the contributing factors to students grades.