• Advanced Band (Grades 7 & 8)

    Everything you need to know about the Norterra Canyon Advanced Band Program, grading and attendance policies, required books and materials are contained in the Band Handbook document below. You will receive a copy of this document on your first day of school. The Contract page needs to be signed and returned, (please be sure to provide your email and phone contact information). The Handbook also contains a Band Polo Shirt order form. Use the links below to download digital copies or to print additional copies if needed. Please note that we will be using the Tradition Of Excellence Technique & Musicianship Book in addition to sheet music this year.  You can purchase this at a local music store, or during Band Rental Night from 5-7 p.m. in the Band Room on August 8th or August 15th. 
    At the Advanced Level - Grades 7 and 8, developing basic musicianship skills continues to be a priority. Students will begin to use more articulations, perform scales and music in more difficult key signatures, demonstrate vibrato, and perform music at a more advanced level of difficulty (ABODA Solo & Ensemble repertoire, Grades 2 - 3). Ensemble skills will become more developed as students participate in full band settings. Students will describe concepts common to music and other disciplines, and will be involved in discussing various cultures, styles, composers, and historical periods. Band Class for 7th & 8th Graders meets daily (see Band Schedule below). 
    Band Handbook:
    Band Schedule:
    Home Practice Guide:

    Tone Development:


    Fingering Charts:

    Tax Credit Form: