Concert Band Courses
Teaching Students Music through Performance in band starts in 5th grade. Years of practice and study through Middle School to 12th grade develops the student to experience music ensemble performance to the fullest to last a lifetime.
Vision: “Brookings Band program will be comprehensive and exemplary, based around strong curricular Symphonic and Concert Bands with corollaries of a Competitive Marching Band, and outstanding Jazz Ensembles. Equally formidable in all musical ensembles and experiences for our students as in any throughout the State”
Philosophy: The BHS band program offers each student musical experiences that create a healthy pride and a sense of accomplishment. The Student is given the opportunity to perform wide variety of musical band styles. The active student will gain insight into the powerful creative force called music performance!
“We discover that “HAVING FUN” is the outcome of “HARD WORK” that makes us “GOOD”, which makes it FUN!” – Frank Kick
Focus on the curricular band class and lessons as the center to our comprehensive program.
From that center, all other band activities radiate.
Small groups, solos, all-state preparation, jazz ensembles require individual time outside of large group for coaching and encouragement.
Pep band, Marching band, Color guard and drumline are most visible but need training and discipline from large ensemble experience.
Finally Leadership comes from maturation and development of skills for individuals to lead, to give back to program.