• ASUBand
        Mr. Chris Bowman
          Director of Bands
          Men's Golf Coach
          ITS, DLA      
          Office Phone: 919.563.5991 x324321
          EA Main Office Phone: 919.563.5991
          Email: chris_bowman@abss.k12.nc.us
     
     
     
     
     

    Fall Band: Prerequisite: Middle School Band and/or private lessons with recommendation of director.
    This course is designed for students who have had previous training at the middle school level. Rehearsal and performances include two evening rehearsal per week, participation and performances at home JV football games, home Varsity football games, marching band festivals, and holiday parades.
     
    Spring Band: Prerequisite: Middle School Band
    This course is designed for students who have had previous training at the middle school level and wish to continue their training in the concert setting.  Opportunities include audition for All-County Band as well as All-District Band.
     
    Music Specialization/Percussion Ensemble/Colorguard:
    Prerequisite: Middle School Band and High School Band
    This course is designed for students who have had previous training in percussion studies.  Rehearsal and performances include two evening rehearsals per week, participation and performances at home JV football games, home Varisity football games, marching band festivals, and holiday parades.
     
    Wind Ensemble: Prerequisite: Middle School Band, High School Band and Director Approval
    This course is open to all instrumental music upperclassmen who wish to study advanced musical compositions and performances.  Students are strongly encouraged to audition for All-County Band as well as All-District Band.
     
     Jazz Ensemble: Prerequisite: Middle School Band, High School Band and Director Approval
    This course is designed for students who have had previous musical training at either the middle school or high school level and wish to pursue another genre of music.  Instrumentation is limited to the traditional jazz band standards. Students will experience American Contemporary music ranging from big band standards to current standards. Emphasis will be placed on playing, performing complex rhythms, major, minor, and modal scales as well as improvisational techniques. 
     
  • NC Essential Standards and Objectives

    The study of music is cumulative and sequential to include learning from previous levels. Students at the high school level will have the option of studying an individual arts discipline as an area of interest or specializing or completing a concentration in studies to prepare them for further education and/or a career in the arts. A student’s entry into a specific high school proficiency level will be based upon his/her student profile or prior experiences in music. Students who have received a complete K-8 sequence, or following completion of Beginning level standards, will enter the Intermediate level standards.

     
    B - Beginning High School Standards
    I - Intermediate High School Standards
    P - Proficient High School Standards
    A - Advanced High School Standards
    Strands: ML - Musical Literacy, MR - Musical Response, CR - Contextual Relevancy 
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  • EA Marching Band Camp 2014

    Please continue to monitor for updated information regarding Marching Band Camp 2014.
    Drum Major Audition Date: TBA
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  • All marching band uniforms due: December 19, 2014
     
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