- Symphonic Band
- Wind Ensemble
- Wind Symphony – Honors
- Jazz Band I – Honors
- Colorguard/Winterguard – PE
* Meets CSU & UC “f” Rqmt
The foundation of our music curriculum focuses on the cultivation of individual high-quality sound production, accurate translation of written music into sound, and the development of creative and collaborative performance techniques. The ensemble annually performs at local concerts, district, and regional festivals.
Takes the foundational elements of the music curriculum and goes a step further. While the ensemble performs accurately, creatively, collaboratively, and clearly as a matter of continued development, concepts of research and theory are introduced as responsibilities of the performers. The ensemble annually performs at local concerts, district, and regional festivals.
The pinnacle of our musical curriculum, taking all previously developed concepts ahead in the performance of collegiate and professional repertoire. The Wind Symphony was recently selected as the Featured Ensemble at the California Music Educators Association Stand Up 4 Music advocacy event in Sacramento, CA alongside keynote speaker Kenny G, and has received top honors multiple years in a row at the All-State Band and Orchestra Festival.
Placement Assessments FAQ
When will assessments be held for placement in the next school year for the Concert and Jazz Ensembles? Assessments for incoming students will be held during the end of May/early June by Mr. Carlson. Assessments are NOT Auditions! Mr. Carlson wants to ensure that every musician is placed in the band that is the best fit to ensure that the development level is met and the class placement allows the student to thrive in ensembles that are meaningfully selected. There is no assessment for the marching band, all students will be accepted.
Please download and prepare the appropriate music here, following the instructions on the coverpage:
Please email your questions to: MCHSBandDirector@gmail.com