Harpool Longhorn BandsSECTIONAL SCHEDULE for Concert and Symphonic BandsMorning 7:20am - 8:10 amAfternoon 3:40pm - 4:30 pmSymphonic BandThe Symphonic Band is made up of 7/8th graders and is the top performing group at Harpool. They meet everyday as a full band. Students are required to attend one sectional per week to help them learn their music and to work on fundamentals. The Symphonic Band performs at a fall, winter, and spring concert and attends UIL Concert and Sight-reading Contest as well as an additional band contest on our overnight trip. Students must audition for the Denton All District Band and are highly encouraged to participate in All Region tryouts in November and Solo and Ensemble Contest in the spring. All students are encouraged to take private lessons.Concert BandThe Concert Band is made up of 7/8th graders. They meet everyday as a full band. Students are required to attend one sectional per week to help them learn their music and to work on fundamentals. The Concert Band performs at a fall, winter, and spring concert and attends UIL and another band contest on our overnight trip in the spring. The Concert Band works hard on fundamentals. Students are encouraged to audition for the Denton All District Band and to participate in Solo and Ensemble Contest. All students are encouraged to take private lessons.Beginning BandBeginning band is the first opportunity students have to join our program. No prior musical experience is needed. We teach our students how to play an instrument and everything they need to know about the fundamentals of music. Students have the opportunity to make their instrument choice in the spring of their 5th grade year.The beginning band is composed of 6th grade students who are learning to play an instrument for the first time. Beginning band classes meet every day in like-instrument classes. Dividing students into like-instrument classes gives the students more one on one attention from the teacher so that they will become successful on their instrument.Beginning band has only six after school rehearsals throughout the year that occur right before a concert or contest. Students will perform together as one group.Jazz BandThe Jazz Band is made up of 7/8th grade students and sometimes outstanding 6th grade students. The jazz band meeting times are still TBD depending on our campus schedule. The Jazz band will perform throughout the community, as well as at venues such as the North Texas Jazz Festival in Addison, and the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival. This group plays at the winter and spring concerts and festivals and contests in the spring.Check the band handbook online for more information about bands including requirements, performance expectations, concert attire, and more.
Last Modified on August 23, 2017