• Welcome to band at Sunset Ridge School! At Sunset Ridge, we have 4 bands: 5th Grade Beginning Band, 6th Grade Advanced Band, 7th Grade Hawk Band, and 8th Grade Hawk Band. Each group rehearses separately. Junior High groups meet daily, while 5th and 6th grade groups meet as small ensembles pulled out of other classes during the school day. 4th grade students come to music as a band focus. Each 4th grader will get to experience flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, snare drum, xylophone, and vocal studies. Each quarter will introduce a different focus before culminating in a band rental night for students to gear up for 5th grade beginning band! 
     
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    Sunset Ridge Band Accolades

    The Sunset Ridge band students have achieved the following accolades since I came to Sunset Ridge in 2013:

     

    2013-2014

    Superior - DVUSD Spring Band Assessment (pilot year)

    Superior with Distinction - AMEA Pageant of Bands (7th and 8th combined)

    All-State - 2 8th graders accepted

    DVUSD Honor Band

    Acceptance into Disneyland Recording Studio Workshop (May 2014)

    2014-2015

    Excellent - DVUSD Fall Band Assessment

    Excellent - DVUSD Spring Band Assessment

    Excellent - AMEA Pageant of Bands (6th grade)

    All-State Band - 2 8th graders, 2 7th graders, 3 6th graders accepted

    DVUSD Honor Band

    2015-2016

    Excellent - DVUSD Fall Band Assessment

    Superior with Distinction - DVUSD Spring Band Assessment

    Superior with Distinction - AMEA Pageant of Bands (grades 6 and 7 combined)

    Acceptance to Disneyland Studio Recording Workshop (February 2016)

    All-State Band - 1 8th grader, 2 7th graders, 3 6th graders accepted

    DVUSD Honor Band

    2016-2017

    Superior with Distinction - DVUSD Fall Band Assessment

    Superior with Distinction - DVUSD Spring Band Assessment

    All-State Band - 3 8th graders, 2 7th graders, 3 6th graders accepted

    DVUSD Honor Band - 20+ Sunset Ridge students accepted

    Consistency Award - given to director(s) with two Superior with Distinctions in one school year at DVUSD assessment performances. Results in director being a clinician at the following DVUSD performance assessments (for next school year).

    Albertson's Education Grant - awarded $5000 from Albertson's (October 2016)

     

    7th and 8th Grade Band Curriculum listed below: 

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  • 5th and 6th Grade Band Curriculum listed below:

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