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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 have the Golden Eagle Band uniform and wear that uniform to every performance. 

The festivals we attend are hosted by SCSBOA, the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association, Music in the Parks, and San Marcos Unified School District. After we perform at these festivals and listen to other groups, we often enjoy a fun activity as a reward such as visiting BOOMERS or KNOTT'S 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 or through live playing tests.

8th graders have the opportunity to attend the Disneyland Soundtrack Workshop in January by passing off their 12 major scales with Mrs. McInnis or Mrs. Homes either live or via Flipgrid. 

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.



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.


Golden Eagle Band Attire *

  • White Tuxedo Shirt (w/ wing tips)

  • Gold Bow Tie

  • Black Dress Pants or Skirt below the knee

  • Black Socks or Tights 

  • Black Shoes (no athletic or skate shoes)

  • Band T-Shirt for Trips

Click here for examples​

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