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Fort Worth Christian School Band

 

Upper School Concert Band
(9th-12th Grade)

This class meets before school. Concert Band incorporates a new, more in-depth level of difficulty in concert music. Band members participate in the FWC Cardinal Marching Band, ATSSB All-State Auditions, TPSMEA All-State Auditions and TAPPS Instrumental Contest as part of a large group ensemble. They may also participate in a solo or small ensemble and in music festivals statewide and nationwide.

 

Upper School Jazz Band
(9th-12th Grade)

Jazz Band incorporates an in-depth study in the styles and techniques of jazz music with the use of guitars, basses, percussion, brass, and woodwinds. Band members participate in the FWC Jazz Band, ATSSB All-State Auditions, TPSMEA All-State Auditions and TAPPS Instrumental Contest as part of a large group ensemble. They may also participate in a solo or small ensemble and in music festivals statewide and nationwide.

Middle School Advanced Band
(7th-8th Grade)

Advanced Band incorporates the study of selected music from various periods with the focus on excellence in performance level. Consideration is given to intermediate skill levels of breath control, tone production, tonguing, phrasing, intonation, and skills to perform with an ensemble. Band members perform with the FWC Cardinal Marching Band, perform formal concerts and participate in a spring music festival as part of a large group ensemble. Band members may also compete in a solo or ensemble as well as audition to be a part of the TPSMEA Middle School Honor Band and/or the ATSSB All-Region Band.

Middle School Beginning Band
(6th-7th Grade)

Beginner Band incorporates the study of selected music from various periods with the focus on excellence in performance level. Consideration is given to introductory-level fundamentals of breath control, tone production, tonguing, phrasing, intonation, and skills to perform with an ensemble. Band members participate in formal concerts and a spring music festival as part of a large group ensemble.

Cardinal Marching Band
(7th-12th Grade)

The Cardinal Marching Band gives students the opportunity to participate in corps style marching. Our marching band is a fun, exciting, high profile, competitive group. We perform at all home football games, parades, and a few competitions. This ensemble is designed for students who are prepared to perform independently in an ensemble setting that balances advanced and intermediate level music with moderate to vigorous physical activity to carry out drill and/or parade formations. Marching band emphasizes both musical skills and the awareness of movement within time and space.

 

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