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PERFORMING ENSEMBLES

 

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.

 

Beginning Band

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), CMEA Concert Band Festivals and an elementary school tour in March (4-6 performances/year)

Orchestra
The String Orchestra is comprised of the most advanced string students at La Loma Jr. High. Students in the String Orchestra must have at least 2-3 years playing experience. Within the String Orchestra there is also the La Loma String Quartet (2 violins, viola & cello) which is comprised of the top string students in the orchestra. This group performs at concerts, small functions & solo/ensemble festivals. On occasion the String Orchestra will be augmented with wind students from the Band to form the La Loma Symphony Orchestra which performs full scale symphonic string literature.
String Orchestra performances include two major concerts (fall & spring), CMEA Orchestra Festivals and an elementary school tour in March (4-6 performances/year)

 

 


 

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La Loma Jr. High School

1800 Encina Ave.

Modesto, CA  95354

209-576-4627