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Prerequisite: Prior band experience
Kamiakin’ s Symphonic Band is open to all 7th grade instrumentalists who have completed 6th grade band. Symphonic Band rehearses daily in order to perform for quarterly concerts, community functions, Seattle Center’s “Winterfest” (road trip!), and the district’s Solo/Ensemble festival. The musical selections studied and worked on by the Symphonic Band are more advanced and are chosen to highlight the band’s overall sound as well as individual members as soloists. Symphonic Band members delve into musical sophistication through medium-advanced band repertoire, contemporary movie scores, solos, basic music theory and conducting. Playing beyond just “notes and rhythms”, the band analyzes the emotion and intent conveyed by composers and learns to convey those messages to our audience. Selected members may perform with the Washington Jr. All-State Band in Olympia.
- Kamiakin Middle School