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Beaverton High School Bands and Ensembles

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Contact Mr. Simantel at eli_simantel@beaverton.k12.or.us for more information

Marching Ensemble: A group of students that play a wind or percussion instrument or perform in the color guard. This ensemble rehearses outside of school hours and performs at football games and competitions. The Marching season runs from mid August to early November. Anyone who is willing to do their best is welcome to join this ensemble, regardless of previous experience. However, it is recommended that prospective members have at least one year of either dance OR music under their belt. Interested students should complete this survey (click the link or scan the QR code: https://forms.gle/Eb3vREkuiQ9GN2gH6

Symphonic Band: An auditioned group of advanced musicians that play wind and/or percussion instruments. This ensemble rehearses during the school day, performs at seasonal concerts, and competes at festivals in the spring. Interested students should speak with their counselor to sign up. 

Concert Band: A group of intermediate musicians that play wind and/or percussion instruments. This ensemble rehearses during the school day, and performs at seasonal concerts. Interested students should speak with their counselor to sign up. 

Jazz Band: A group of intermediate musicians that play trumpet, saxophone, trombone, bass guitar, electric guitar, piano, or drums. There is a possibility that this ensemble will take place as a class that meets after regular school hours. Interested students should reach out to Mr. Simantel. 

Pep Band: Members of the above ensembles are automatically members of the Pep Band, which plays at sporting events, pep assemblies, and other events throughout the school year. It is a blast. Interested students should join one of the above ensembles.

Instrumental Music Studio: A group of beginning or near beginning musicians who want to learn the fundamentals of music. This class allows students to learn beginning music theory and literacy, as well as beginning technique on a variety of instruments including guitar, piano, ukulele, and percussion.

Music Production: A group of musicians and music makers of all levels and abilities. This class allows students to create, arrange and perform music by applying basic techniques used in music production software. Students will analyze compositions for musical elements and learn the rudiments of multiple acoustic instruments, and transfer those elements and skills into their own compositions using the GarageBand composition software. 

Class availability may vary