The Concert Band rehearses Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays from 3:30 until 5:15 in the Band Room. Membership is open to students attending St. Edward or Magnificat High Schools and St. Joseph Academy who play (or wish to learn) standard wind and percussion instruments.
St. Edward students may earn a half-credit for their participation in Concert Band. Students should include concert band on their schedules when working with their guidance counselors and registering for classes. Students who wish may take the class on a pass/fail basis (concert band appears on their transcripts but academic credit is not figured into their grade point average).
On days when there is no band scheduled, members are expected to practice a minimum of 30 minutes on their own. Private lessons from a qualified instructor specializing in the student’s particular instrument are strongly encouraged. Recommendations for private instructors may be obtained from the director.
Concert Band Recordings:
These are the links to recordings of the songs that we are playing in concert band. They can really help you figure out rhythms when practicing. I spent a while finding all the links, so please take advantage of this.
When you reach this site, scroll all the way to the bottom.
Symphonic Gershwin and Second Suite in F (all four parts):
When you reach this site, click on "music" on the left and click the year 1998.
The Witch and the Saint:
This is actually only about 3/4 of the song, but it should cover all the major parts.
If you want to download these songs onto iTunes or other player, follow these instructions with the links.
1. Right click on the link and click "save target as"3. Listen to those songs!
2. Save it wherever you store your music. The easiest way is to save it on the desktop and just drag it into iTunes.