Symphonic Band (Advanced Band)
The Symphonic Band is the advanced instrumental ensemble at La Loma Jr. High School. Students in this group must have a minimum of 2-3 years playing experience. Requirements include playing all 12 major scales from memory, performance of common rhythmic patterns and a general knowledge of basic musical concepts/theory. Symphonic Band performances include two major concerts (fall & spring), CMEA Concert Band Festivals and an elementary school tour in March (4-6 performances/year). For past Symphonic Band repertoire click here.
The Beginning Band is comprised of 1st year
band students that are just learning to play their instrument. On occasion,
Beginning Band students that demonstrate above average abilities by the end of
the first semester, may be promoted into the Symphonic Band. Symphonic Band
students that are learning a secondary instrument are also enrolled in Beginning
Band. Beginning Band
performances include two major concerts (fall & spring),
Concert Band Festivals and an elementary school tour in March
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La Loma Jr. High School
1800 Encina Ave.
Modesto, CA 95354