Band Program Builds Musicianship and Character

Band Year in Review

The MICDS Band Program celebrated another successful year. In Middle School, the 6th grade band used basic musicianship to build personal confidence and develop inner character. The 7th grade bands experienced firsthand what it’s like to be professional musicians after the beginning band combined with the intermediate band to perform—following just one rehearsal together. The 8th grade band overcame performance anxieties in class and through participation in a Solo/Ensemble Festival. During the Spring Concert, they performed music that challenged them academically and emotionally.

During the Spring Concert, the Upper School Band performed a variety of works, including “Sonata in D Major” by Johann Quantz, “American Sketches” by Pierre La Plante and “Alchemy” by Gary Gackstatter.