CONCERT BAND is the primary performing group at Sun Valley HS. This group meets daily and is comprised of all musicians enrolled in the band program at Sun Valley HS. The concert band setting offers the students opportunity to rehearse and perform a variety of literature written for concert and symphonic band. Much of the class time is devoted to developing proper warm up, practice, and performance techniques, with an emphasis on ensemble performance. In addition, specific aspects of music theory are incorporated into the instruction throughout the year. Individual performance is evaluated through playing tests and written examinations. The concert band typically performs at least four times per year, one of which may be the South Central District’s MPA (Music Performance Assessment), held in March.
“Concert Black” is our performance attire. All students are asked to wear solid black. If wearing a skirt, the length should be such that the bottom of the skirt falls below the knee when sitting. The top of the dress or blouse should be within standard dress code for SVHS. Gentlemen can wear a collared shirt with buttons or polo style shirt, just as long as it is solid black. Ties are not required, and must be solid black if you choose to wear one. Both ladies and gentleman should have black dress shoes to compliment their attire.
There are two separate band classes, a concert band class (playing primarily Grade III, IV and V music) and a symphonic band class (Playing primarily Grade IV, Grade V and VI music).
CONCERT BAND PERFORMANCE DATES FOR 2019-2020
WINTER CONCERT – Thursday, December 19th – 7pm SVHS Auditorium
MPA PREVIEW To Be Determined
MPA PERFORMANCE DATES (pending approval) – Concert Band March 24, Symphonic Band March 26.
MPA is at Mooresville HS. Exact times will be given to students closer to the event.
SPRING CONCERT – Thursday, May 28 7pm
END OF YEAR BANQUET- Friday, May 29 6:30pm