Home School Music Association
The Beginning Band is designed for players who are new to their instrument. As you might expect, placement appointments are not required, but a consultation with the conductor (typically scheduled during the placement appointments for the other bands) is highly recommended. Beginning Band performs at the Winter Concert and Spring Concert 1.
Concert Band is for students who have demonstrated a significant level of musical skills. This is a serious performing group that participates at the Youth Arts Coalition Band, Orchestra and Choral Festival, as well as several concerts throughout the year, including the Christmas Concert and Spring Concert 2. They are also being trained in personal and ensemble skills necessary for participation in the Symphonic Band. Placement appointments are required for placement in the Concert Band.
Students who are very proficient on their instruments may be invited to join the Symphony Orchestra. These students are held to the highest standards of musicianship. Symphony Orchestra performs at the Youth Arts Coalition Band, Orchestra and Choral Festival, represents HSMA on tour, and performs numerous times throughout the year, including the Christmas Concert and Spring Concert 3. Placement appointments are required for placement in the Symphony Orchestra.