Fifth-Grade Beginning Band
Fifth-grade students are shown the woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments, and are assisted in choosing which instrument they should play. Students learn the fundamentals of playing an instrument and reading music. Students who complete Fifth Grade Beginning Band will be placed in Intermediate Band the following year.
This course is designed for students who are in their second year of instrumental music. Students will continue to develop fundamental skills of musicianship and playing an instrument.
Middle School Advanced Band
This course is designed for students with two or more years of experience playing a band instrument. Students will continue to build their individual performance technique while learning ensemble skills and concert band literature. Students will participate in Pep Band and have the opportunity to audition for Jazz Band, District Honor Band, and the Georgia Middle School All-State Band.
High School Advanced Band
This course is designed for all high school band students. Students will continue to develop individual musicianship and advanced ensemble skills while performing a wide variety of traditional and contemporary wind band literature. Students will participate in Pep Band and have the opportunity to audition for Jazz Band, District Honor Band, and the Georgia High School All-State Band. High achieving students may be recommended for the Governor’s Honors Program and various university honor bands.
Membership in Jazz Band is open to all Advanced Band students by audition. Jazz Band rehearsals begin after football season and continue through late April. High achieving jazz students may audition for membership in the All-State Jazz Band and may qualify to participate in the Georgia Association of Jazz Educators State Jazz Clinic.
All students in Middle School Advanced Band and High School Advanced Band are expected to participate in the Prince Pep Band which plays at all PACS home football games and selected away games.
District and All-State Band
The Georgia Music Educators Association sponsors District and All-State Bands. Membership in these bands is earned through a rigorous audition process. When selected, students attend rehearsals during a specific weekend and present a concert with other outstanding students throughout the district or state.
Workshops, Seminars, and Performance Evaluations
Opportunities to participate in workshops, seminars, and performance evaluations are through band director nomination. For information about these opportunities, please contact Director of Bands, Will Fuller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will Marlow, Trombone & Euphonium, email@example.com
For information about the band program and co-curricular opportunities, please contact Director of Fine Arts, LaMurl Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Prince Majorette program is an auxiliary performing group offered to kindergarten through high school students. Students learn the basics of twirling and may participate in performances, parades, workshops, and seminars. This is a fee-based auxiliary program. For more information contact majorette coach, Candy Miller at email@example.com.