Band

All students enrolled in Band beyond Year I will be charged a one-time per year participation fee of $275.00*.

Please contact the campus bookkeeper if your student is involved in more than one activity for which a participation fee is required.

Students who qualify for the National Free Lunch Program shall be exempt from the participation fee. Payment may be made in one of two ways: By cash, check or money order to the campus bookkeeper OR by credit card. To pay by credit card, login to Online Payments (https://eanes.revtrak.net/).

*Participation fees as of 12/31/2014

FRESHMAN BAND - PA600 (MUS1BAND)

Credit: .5 PE Equivalent in the Fall
            .5 Fine Arts in the Spring
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: Audition only

The Freshman Band is a musical organization consisting of 9th grade woodwind and brass players. During football season the Freshman Band combines with the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Bands and Percussion classes to form the Chaparral Marching Band, which performs at all varsity football games and pep rallies, UIL Marching Contests, selected parades, community activities and other marching festivals. The Chap Band begins rehearsals in early August during an intensive two-week band camp. Once school begins rehearsals are scheduled before school and on Tuesday nights through the end of October.

During November-May the Freshman Band meets as a traditional concert band. Concert and contest performances are frequent and include the preparation and performance of fine band literature. This is a performance-based class for which attendance before and/or after school rehearsals and performances is required and is an integral part of the students’ grade. In addition to group activities, students are expected to participate in All-Region Band auditions and UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest. Students are expected to purchase some supplies and small uniform items.

  • Credit: .5
  • Fee
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Grade 9
SYMPHONIC BAND-BRASS

PA614 (MUS2BAND) 2nd Year in HS Band
PA616 (MUS3BAND) 3rd Year in HS Band
PA618 (MUS4BAND) 4th Year in HS Band

Credit: .5 PE Equivalent in the Fall
            .5 Fine Arts in the Spring
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: Audition only

The Symphonic Band-Brass is a musical organization consisting of 10-12th grade brass players. During football season the Symphonic Band-Brass combines with the Wind Ensemble, Freshman Band and percussion classes to form the Chaparral Marching Band, which performs at all varsity football games and pep rallies, UIL Marching Contests, selected parades, community activities and other marching festivals.
The Chap Band begins rehearsals in early August during an intensive two-week band camp. Once school begins rehearsals are scheduled before school and on Tuesday nights through the end of October. During November-May the Symphonic Band-Brass meets as a tradition concert band. Concert and contest performances are frequent and include the preparation and performance of fine band literature. This is a performance-based class for which attendance before and/or after school rehearsals and performances is required and is an integral part of the students’ grade. In addition to group activities, students are expected to participate in All-Region Band auditions and UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest. Students are expected to purchase some supplies and small uniform items.

  • Credit: .5
  • Fee
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
SYMPHONIC BAND WOODWINDS

PA647 (MUS2BAND) 2nd Year in HS Band
PA648 (MUS3BAND) 3rd Year in HS Band
PA649 (MUS4BAND) 4th Year in HS Band

Credit: .5 PE Equivalent in the Fall
            .5 Fine Arts in the Spring
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: Audition only

The Symphonic Band-Woodwinds is a musical organization consisting of 10-12th grade woodwind players. During football season the Symphonic Band combines with the Wind Ensemble, Freshman Band and Percussion classes to form the Chaparral Marching Band, which performs at all varsity football games and pep rallies, UIL Marching Contests, selected parades, community activities and other marching festivals.
The Chap Band begins rehearsals in early August during an intensive two-week band camp. Once school begins rehearsals are scheduled before school and on Tuesday nights through the end of October. During November-May the Symphonic Band meets as a traditional concert band. Concert and contest performances are frequent and include the preparation and performance of fine band literature. This is a performance-based class for which attendance before and/or after school rehearsals and performances is required and is an integral part of the students’ grade. In addition to group activities, students are expected to participate in All-Region Band auditions and UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest. Students are expected to purchase some supplies and small uniform items.

  • Credit: .5
  • Fee
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Grade 9
WIND ENSEMBLE

PA603 (MUS2BAND) 2nd Year in HS Band
PA605 (MUS3BAND) 3rd Year in HS Band
PA609 (MUS4BAND) 4th Year in HS Band

Credit: .5 PE Equivalent in the Fall
            .5 Fine Arts in the Spring
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: Audition only

The curriculum of the Wind Ensemble is designed to challenge the 50 most talented and highly motivated wind and percussion students at Westlake High School. Concert and contest performances are frequent and include the finest band literature of high school and collegiate levels. During football season the Wind Ensemble Band combines with the Symphonic Bands, Freshman Band and Percussion classes to form the Chaparral Marching Band, which performs at all varsity football games and pep rallies, UIL Marching Contests, selected parades, community activities and other marching festivals.

The Chap Band begins rehearsals in early August during an intensive two-week band camp. Once school begins rehearsals are scheduled before school and on Tuesday nights through the end of October. This is a performance-based class for which attendance before and/or after school rehearsals and performances is required and is an integral part of the students’ grade. In addition to group activities, students are expected to participate in All-Region Band auditions and UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest. Students are expected to purchase some supplies and small uniform items.

  • Credit: .5
  • Fee
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
JAZZ ENSEMBLE

PA620 (MUS1JZBN) 1st Year Jazz
PA622 (MUS2JZBN) 2nd Year Jazz
PA624 (MUS3JZBN) 3rd Year Jazz
PA628 (MUS4JZBN) 4th Year Jazz

Credit: 1
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: Concurrent Enrollment in Band, Choir or Orchestra
Note: Director Approval and Audition

The curriculum of the Jazz Ensemble is designed to challenge the most talented and highly motivated jazz musicians at Westlake High School. Concert and contest performances are frequent and include both small ensembles or combos and the traditional jazz band instrumented group. Jazz Ensemble provides the student an opportunity to play music in modern idioms. Jazz improvisation and basic music theory are also addressed. This is a performance-oriented class in which attending before and/or after school rehearsals and performances is required and is an integral part of the student’s grade.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Grade 9