Fine Arts Program - Band Programs
Beginning Band 

This one year course is designed for any student who has the desire to develop the ability to play a brass, woodwind, or percussion instrument. The course involves the basic fundamentals of reading music, playing techniques, and performance procedures. Students will be given the opportunity to perform in concert, school, and district events. With the exception of large band instruments*, students are encouraged to provide their own instrument; which may be rented from local music stores for a small fee. Music and most required supplies are provided from the Fine Arts student supply cost.

*The Canarelli Middle School band program defines large band instruments as:

Tubas, Baritones, Trombones, French Horns, Bass Clarinets, Bassoons, and Baritone Saxophones

Intermediate Band

This one year course is designed for students who have achieved technical skills beyond those of the beginning band. The course will include guidance in proper playing techniques, musical style, basic music theory, and the continued development of the basic fundamentals such as: reading music, developing proper playing techniques, and performance procedures. Students will be exposed to a variety of musical styles designed to challenge their musical ability and awareness. This band will perform in concert, schools, and district activities. Successful completion of beginning band is a prerequisite for this course. With the exception of large band instruments, students are encouraged to provide their own instrument; which may be rented from local music stores for a small fee. Music and most required supplies are provided from the Fine Arts student supply cost.

Advanced Band

This one year course is designed for students who have achieved technical skills beyond those of intermediate band. The course will include guidance in proper playing techniques, musical style, and advanced music theory. Students will be exposed to a variety of musical styles designed to challenge their musical ability and awareness. This band will perform in concerts, school, and district activities. Successful completion of beginning band and advanced band playing requirements is a prerequisite for this course. With the exception of large band instruments, students are encouraged to provide their own instrument; which may be rented from local music stores for a small fee. Music and most required supplies are provided from the Fine Arts student supply cost.

Jazz Band

This one year early bird course is designed for students who have shown exceptional aptitude and understanding of music, and desire to gain further knowledge of varying styles and genres of music. Students must successfully complete an audition at the beginning of the school year in order to be considered for jazz band. Students are instructed in the musical styles of: blues, swing, funk, rock and roll, Latin, and various other contemporary music styles. This class exposes students to the concepts of both and individual and small ensemble playing, both styles which are unique to the jazz idiom. It is a full year class and will be held every day from 6:55 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Successful completion of beginning band and participation in one of the other three band classes is a prerequisite for this course. Music and most required supplies are provided from the Fine Arts student supply cost.

7808 S. Torrey Pines Dr. Las Vegas NV, 89139
Phone: (702) 799-1340 | Fax: (702) 799-5715
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram

Designed and created by Samuel Yi

©2019-2020 All Rights Reserved - Canarelli Middle School