Symphonic Band is the next class after 8th Grade Band Class and is the class for most Freshmen. In this class, you will find many challenges as you grow into a better and stronger musician.
You meet for the first time many other students who went to another middle school, as well as older students.
You begin rehearsing more challenging music.
You also see, perhaps for the first time, many new instruments that you didn't see or didn't have at the middle school level.
You have many more opportunities at the high school level, from honor bands to regional orchestras!
Make the most of those opportunities!
The other thing you find out quickly is the older students are there to help you, so let them! In many cases, they are upperclassmen who are also in Wind Ensemble and just wanted to spend more time in Band.
They also know I expect them to help you along the way and they are great at it.
This is a great way to make new friends who are Seniors, who will look out for you, and be there when you are lost.
Symphonic Band, although a step on your way to Wind Ensemble, is a great ensemble on its own so don't think you are not capable because you're in this group.
Symphonic Band is a great ensemble and can accomplish many, many things!
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