Concert Bands

Concert Bands

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Oakton High has three concert bands that run throughout the year. Symphonic, Concert 1 and Concert 2 classes meet during the normal school day and once a week after school.

Oakton High School Band is a 21-year Virginia Honor Band. To reach this achievement our bands must complete the following three items:

  1. The Marching Band must receive a Superior rating at the State Marching Band Competition
  2. Concert Band must receive a Superior rating at District Band
  3. Jazz Band must receive a Superior rating at District Band

Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band class aims to optimize the potential, talent and musicality of the advanced instrumental musician through the rehearsal and performance of quality wind band literature. Musical, historical and theoretical concepts are discussed and applied to every piece of music to a degree appropriate for the development of advanced musicianship. Marching band techniques are a requirement for this course.

Symphonic Band members will:

  1. Attain a minimum of level 4 in each of the VMEA Instrumental Standards of Performance
  2. Attain performance level 3-4 of the FCPS Musical Skills List
  3. Participate in all marching band activities and demonstrate mastery of marching band techniques and skills
  4. Participate in all concert band performances

Concert Band 1

Concert Band 1 class helps the potential instrumental musicians develop through the rehearsal and performance of quality wind band literature appropriate to the level of that development. It is also designed to prepare the musician for performance at the advanced level. Musical, historical and theoretical concepts are discussed and applied appropriately to every piece of music. Marching band techniques are a requirement for this course.

Concert Band 1 members will:

  1. Attain a minimum of level 3-4 in each of the VMEA Instrumental Standards of Performance
  2. Attain performance level 3 of the FCPS Musical Skills List
  3. Participate in all marching band activities and demonstrate mastery of marching band techniques and skills (if required)
  4. Participate in all concert band performances

Concert Band 2

Concert Band 2 class trains the instrumental musicians in proper rehearsal and performance techniques and to nurture their potential through the rehearsal and performance of quality wind band literature appropriate to the level of their development. It is also designed to prepare the musicians for performance at a more advanced level. Musical, historical and theoretical concepts are discussed and applied appropriately to every piece of music. Marching band techniques are strongly encouraged though not required for this course.

Concert Band 2 members will:

  1. Attain a minimum of level 1-2 in each of the VMEA Instrumental Standards of Performance
  2. Attain performance level 1-2 of the FCPS Musical Skills List
  3. Participate in all marching band activities and demonstrate mastery of marching band techniques and skills (if required)
  4. Participate in all concert band performances