Just like anything worth your time, being in the De La Salle/Carondelet Band takes effort. 然而, we have a spot for ALL students, regardless of your current musical level. Our biggest wish is for our students to achieve consistency and enjoy the learning process. Every aspect of our program is designed to foster and encourage musical and personal maturity.
是的! 事实上, most of our students are involved in sports or other co-curricular 活动 and it is something that we encourage. 然而, 不管你从事什么活动, you must keep an accurate schedule and iron out any conflicts that may arise. 我们有一个系统的方法来帮助你, 但这取决于你是否能保持你的日程安排, 为了乐队的利益，也为了你其他活动的利益. 只要有一点让步，大多数事情都会解决得很好. 我们的学生参加了校园里的每一项运动. 另外, any college or university in the country will attest to the fact that the busiest students are the most successful students. 同样，结构和纪律的工作!
No! This is perhaps the greatest misconception of incoming students and parents. 乐队是一种承诺，但是, 就像任何有价值的东西一样, 这并不妨碍你参加学校的其他课程, 活动, 和课外学习. 时间承诺仅限于课堂、家庭练习和表演. 此外, our organization on campus has a great success rate in everything from GPA to college placement.
We have most of our out-of-the-regular-school-day events during the fall marching band season, 从9月到12月. These events are built into the curriculum and are considered “homework”, similar to any other class. We are a non-competitive marching band and operate under the same basic structure as most high schools. 然而, we do spend significantly LESS time outside of the school day than other schools. 因此, 我们期望最大的努力和承诺我们的时间表, 冲突将按照指定的方式解决.
Performances at home football games occur on Friday or Saturday evenings. The Marching Band season concludes in December (depending on Varsity football). 我们将在九月下旬开始音乐会乐队与游行乐队同时进行. In January we switch to Concert Band for the remainder of the school year.
是的. 军乐队是我们课程中的一个“单元”, just as all other classes have curriculum that is divided into units throughout the school year (i.e. 用英语学习莎士比亚). Marching Band is part of our music curriculum and our total music experience at De La Salle. 所有乐队的学生在第一学期参加游行乐队. 它是我们用来强调音乐基础的工具. 它还教会了团队合作, 骄傲, 制定长期和短期目标, 个人管理技能, 自信, 领导, 以及许多其他宝贵的经验和技能. 同时，它也是我们学校精神的重要组成部分.
These skills that are highly sought after in college applications and job applications. Being a part of this high caliber group makes a significant statement toward your future. 学生 who play a double-reed instrument will be encouraged to be part of the Marching Band on another instrument: part of the front ensemble or 打击乐器. 请找我们的乐队总监， Mr. 结肠，关于你的选择.
绝对. 乐队的学生绝对是出类拔萃的. 事实上, 大多数大学5657威尼斯部门都在寻找音乐专业的学生, 因为他们认识到学术学科所涉及的一切. Our graduates are attending some of the top universities and colleges in the country, and every year we have graduates earning scholarships based on their music participation and academic merit.
是的! The band program takes a significant tour every 3-4 years, with a “mini-tour” on the off years. 在秋天，军乐队会去参加一场通宵的橄榄球比赛, which gives us a great opportunity to bond with each other and meet students from high schools throughout California.
Our Jazz Band is a smaller-instrumental ensemble that is selected by audition. In Jazz, students study and perform traditional and contemporary jazz music written for “big band.“他们还可以在我们学校演出音乐会, as well as festivals held throughout the Bay Area during the academic year. 学生 who wish to participate in Jazz Band must audition for our Band Director, Mr. 结肠. 如果被爵士乐队录取, students must also be concurrently enrolled in Concert/Marching Band class (except if you play bass, 钢琴, 或吉他).
乐队是一个团体表演班. 每个学生的表演场景都无法重现. These growth experiences occur infrequently and are very important to the development of the student. Since we depend on each other so much, it is a great loss to miss any performance. 因此，学生必须参加所有的演出. 每个学生的贡献都是至关重要的，不可替代的. 你会提前收到一份演出时间表. 如果计划发生变化，您将立即得到通知.
We highly recommend that our students take private lessons or group lessons. 学生 who truly excel academically are usually involved with private lessons. 事实上, most successful music programs typically have a large percentage of their students studying privately. 上课的频率变化很大. 有些学生每周上私人课，有些每隔一周，等等. It is not necessary to study with the most expensive private lesson teacher in the area! We have a great number of advanced college students teaching our students and doing a superb job. 请电子邮件 Mr. 结肠 if you need a recommendation or a list of potential private teachers in the area. 学生 who do not study privately are highly encouraged to seek extra help as often as needed.
我们试图用更大、更昂贵的仪器来帮助他们. 大号(行军和音乐会), 次中音号(男中音), 打击乐器, 我们有一些辅助工具吗. 然而, we do encourage students to purchase a good quality instrument for concert performances. Often students will play these instruments for the rest of their lives in one capacity or another: community groups, 教堂, 等. 拥有一件好乐器是值得的.
法国的角, 低音铜管(大号, 长号, 次中音号/男中音), 和低芦苇(巴松管), 低音单簧管)通常是我们最大的需求领域. 请找我们的乐队总监， Mr. 结肠, prior to making this decision for an embouchure test to make sure it will be a positive change. We highly recommend that students who switch instruments also take private lessons or group lessons.
The most important thing parents can do to fully support their student is to provide the ingredients for success in all academic endeavors. 在音乐中, 其中一些是私人课程, 好工具, 表扬和鼓励, 病人耳朵, 最重要的是, 出席所有活动和演出. 乐队项目在很多事情上很大程度上依赖于家长志愿者. 在有时间的时候做志愿者是非常受欢迎的. In general, band students are a fun and inspirational group of young people. Our volunteer parents are all but guaranteed to have a wonderful time volunteering with our students, 很多人会成为好朋友!