Ray-Pec High School Symphonic Band
Required & Important Dates
The Symphonic Band course is a full year band course designed to advance each student's musical abilities. All students will audition to be placed into the appropriate band course. Students will prepare music for multiple concerts throughout the year.
Students in Symphonic Band will be tested on various playing tests which may include major and melodic minor scales, musical etudes, concert music, and more depending on the needs of the students and class. Concerts, performances, sectionals, rehearsals, daily behavior, music theory, written critique and analysis, and other assignments may also be graded.
October 18 - Band Concert, 7pm
November 5 - All-District Band Auditions (Warrensburg)
The following two items only apply to students who make the All-District Band (Nov. 5):
December 3 - All-State Band Auditions
December 13 - Band Concert, 7pm
January 6-7 - All District Band Rehearsal/Performance
February 2 & 3 - Solo Check-In Day
March 2 - Solo/Small Ensemble Pre-Contest Performances
March 7 - Large Group Pre-Contest Concert
March 18 - District Solo/Small Ensemble Contest (Grain Valley)
March 24 - State Large Group Contest (Paseo)
The following item only apply to students earn a 1 rating on March 18:
April 28 - State Solo/Small Ensemble Contest
May 4 - Band Extravaganza (Bridle Ridge, 8th, Concert Band, Symphonic Band)
May 5 - Band Extravaganza (Eagle Glen, 7th, Wind Symphony)
May 9 - Percussion Concert
Note: Required events are in red. Additional events may be added.