This year long course is open to all students in grades 7 – 12 who play or desire to play a band instrument and have an interest in marching and concert band literature. Emphasis will be on advanced instrumental technique and ensemble rehearsal skills, marching skills, music literacy, and performance. Advance Band offers band performers the opportunity to play in a marching/concert ensemble. It is a co-curricular class meaning that grades are assigned both in class and at after school rehearsals and performances. A variety of literature will be prepared. After school rehearsals and performances are mandatory and include halftime shows, pep rallies, marching and concert festivals, parades, concerts, and special events.