The Concert Band is the fourth performing ensemble within the Little Elm High School Band Department. Membership is determined through auditions twice a year. All band members go through an audition process at the end of the Spring semester, then again at the end of the Fall semester. Auditions focus on scales, etudes, as well as the tone quality and musicianship of the performer.
Concert Band members will have the opportunity to perform a minimum of two concerts within the school year; Christmas Concert and Spring Concert. Membership in the Concert Band requires frequent before-school and after-school practices and performances. All students enrolled in Concert Band rehearse daily during a fifty minute class period. In addition to the daily rehearsal schedule, Concert Band members meet once a week for sectionals/masterclasses.
The focus of this ensemble is to serve as a training band for students to gain a better fundamental knowledge of the skills needed to perform successfully at a high level. Music performed by students in Concert Band is meant to increase the students reading ability, strengthen fundamental performance practices, develop good overall tonal and intonation concepts and develop a higher level of musicianship.
*Please see ‘Ensembles‘ for expectations and grading policy.