Concert Band is designed for the beginner musician playing a wind instrument. The class focuses on becoming a more proficient musician, and this is accomplished through exercises as well as through performance test pieces and concert performances. The music selected for the group will be comparable to the grade 8 band in the first semester and some of the symphonic band music in the second semester. This class is designed to progress through the entire school year so joining a second semester is only with the approval of the instructor, and will ask students to audition. As this is a performance-based class, performing in public several times each semester will be scheduled, and will be required. Students are required to practice an average of 100 minutes a week.