TMS 8th Grade Band


This ensemble will seek to attain the highest goals of concert bands. All members are expected to display the highest standards of musical excellence through proper playing techniques as well as practicing outside of the school setting. All students are required to attend all rehearsals, both during and after school. Also, all members are required to participate at either All-Region Band auditions or Solo and Ensemble Contest, in addition to all scheduled concerts. ALL students of this ensemble will learn the
ATSSB All-Region excerpts and be required to play them for test grades as well as chair tests.

 

TMS 7th Grade Band


This ensemble will seek to attain the necessary fundamentals of varsity concert bands. All members are expected to display the highest standards of musical excellence through proper playing techniques as well as practicing outside of the school setting. All students are required to attend all rehearsals, both during and after school.
Also, all members are required to participate in all scheduled concerts.


TMS Beginning Band

The Thompson Middle School Beginner Band is made up of two sections, Brass class and Woodwind/Percussion class. The classes meet separately every day, and will have special combined rehearsals before performances. The goal of beginner band is to learn the fundamentals of playing their instrument as well as to learn music reading skills, ensemble skills, and individual playing characteristics. All members are required to attend all school rehearsals, and to perform at all scheduled concerts.