The 6th Grade Beginner Band at DuBose Middle School is comprised of students in their first year of playing an instrument and is divided into three homogeneous classes which include woodwind, brass, and percussion.
The Beginner Band performs at the winter and end-of-year concerts and also compete each spring at the Carowinds Music Festival in Charlotte, NC. Band students are chosen based on their music aptitude test performance and teacher recommendation. Selected students will work with the band directors through an instrument testing process that will determine the instrument that best fits their natural abilities and interests.
Instrument rental fees are included as part of the band fair share financial policy.
The 7th Grade Concert Band class is a year long course reserved for students in their second year of playing their instrument and is an intermediate level ensemble made up of woodwinds, brass, and percussion.
Students in this class must have successfully completed the Beginning Band class as a 6th grade student in order to be a member of this ensemble. This class is designed as a continuation of each students’ beginning band experience and students will be exploring more advanced instrumental techniques and musical concepts while furthering their development of sound quality, rhythmic understanding, and ensemble technique.
The 8th Grade Symphonic Band 1CP class is a year long high school credit class reserved for band students who have completed two years of study on their instrument and is an advanced level ensemble made up of woodwinds, brass, and percussion.
Students will be learning and applying more advanced instrumental skills and ensemble techniques throughout the course of the school year while furthering their development of sound quality, rhythmic understanding, and ensemble technique. Students will also experience a variety of musical styles as they explore a large quantity of concert music.
The Jazz Band is a year long class reserved for advanced level band students who are interested in playing a wide variety of musical styles including jazz, rock, funk, latin, and more.
Students may not register for Jazz Band unless they are registered for Symphonic Band 1CP and have completed two years of study on their instrument. Members of the Jazz Band will have numerous performance opportunities and will give multiple concerts throughout the district and the Summerville community!