Welcome to Golden Eagle Band! This band is also for graduates from Beginning band, but more advanced than Concert Band. Students will continue to work with more challenging music and mastering basic skills on their instrument such as the twelve major scales.
In this band we develop musical skills such as playing with correct articulations, listening for and correcting intonation issues, we focus on attacks and releases, and we spend a lot of time improving our tone while having a great time playing serious and popular music. Sight reading is also a big component of this class as we attend festivals each year where we are adjudicated for our prepared performance, as well as, for our ability to sight read.
In Golden Eagle Band students may also explore Solo and Ensemble Festival where students not only increase their musical abilities and confidence level, but they really have fun and thrive while working on music that really becomes “their own”.
Students are expected to purchase the Golden Eagle Band uniform and wear that uniform to every performance. Tuxedo Shirts are available at Friar Tux in either Escondido or Vista. Tell them you are with SEMS Band and receive a 50% discount!
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Golden Eagle Attire
- White Tuxedo Shirt (with wing tips)
- Gold Bow Tie
- Black Dress Pants (no jeans) or Skirt Below the knee
- Black Tall Socks or Black Tights (no anklets or footies)
- Black Dress Shoes (no athletic or skate style)
- Band T-Shirt is needed for any trips
The festivals we attend are hosted by SCSBOA, the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association. After we perform at these festivals we often enjoy a fun activity as a reward such as visiting BOOMERS or KNOTTS BERRY FARM.
The students are expected to “pass off” their music to gain the privilege of attending any concert or festival. Students are graded on their effort and ability as recorded in their homework assignments on SMART MUSIC.