Instrumental Techniques

This class gives high school students the opportunity to learn about and play different instruments of the percussion section. It also teaches fundamental rhythms and counting as well as basic notation. The students will have the opportunity to play in an ensemble. It is recommended that students in this class have some musical experience.

Upper Elementary Beginning Band

In this class, students choose from the woodwind, brass or percussion family of instruments. This is the first year that the students are able to play as an ensemble and perform music literature and compositions. This class builds upon the individual skills that are learned in elementary band but previous music experience is not required for this class.

Middle School Beginning and Intermediate Band

This class is designed to further the skills of developing musicians. All students who participate in this ensemble must have been playing their instrument for at least one year. This class gives students the opportunity to perform solos, duets and chamber music. Emphasis is placed on tone quality, rhythm and musicality.

High School Intermediate and Advanced Band

This is the premier performing ensemble at PCA. Students that have been accepted into this class are exceptional musicians who have been playing their instruments for several years. This group performs at graduation, National Day of Prayer, pep rallies and other school functions. This class moves at an honors pace and students must be invited to join.

Dr. Juttelstad -Band Director

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