• PATRIOT BANDS

    Building the Foundation

    Course Requirements for FDHS Symphonic Band 2018-19

    • All students will be required to complete an audition
      • Audition will consist of as many scales as possible (of the 12 major) and sight-reading
      • Positions in the ensemble will be limited
      • The audition does not guarantee admittance into the ensemble
    • All students will be a part of the marching band either through active status, alternate status or fall within the exemption policy
    • Members of this ensemble will serve as the “musical ambassadors” for the program
    • Students will attend all rehearsals and performances
    • Students will participate in the Symphonic Camp
    • Students will participate in the SCBDA CPA event
    • Students will participate in the State Concert Festival in May (if selected)
    • It is HIGHLY recommended that students participate in a program sponsored chamber ensemble
    • Students will audition for the SC Region/All State band
      • Students not auditioning will complete the audition for the director as a project grade
    • Students will participate in the SC Solo and Ensemble festival at some level
      • Students not participating will complete this requirement for the director as a project grade
    • Students will complete all requirements as outlined in the band handbook, placed on the calendar and/or stated by the director
    • It is HIGHLY recommended that students study privately

    Course Requirements for the FDHS Concert Band 2018-19

    • All students will be required to complete an audition
      • Audition will consist of as many scales as possible and sight-reading
    • All students will be a part of the marching band either through active status, alternate status or fall within the exemption policy
    • Students will attend all rehearsals and performances
    • Students will participate in the SCBDA CPA event
    • Students will participate in the SC Solo and Ensemble festival at some level
      • Students not participating will complete this requirement for the director as a project grade
    • Students will complete all requirements as outlined in the band handbook, placed on the calendar and/or stated by the director