Concert Bands Students who have taken a full year of beginning band in sixth grade may sign up for seventh grade band. Students will have band every day. Grades are based on class participation and weekly practice cards showing time spent practicing at home. Middle school band is geared more toward performance, where beginning band was based on individual development. Students will continue to develop individual skills but will learn to balance and perform as a group. Seventh grade performances will include a Holiday Concert, Winter Concert, and District Band Festival. Attendance at all performances is required.
Jazz Band The Grandville Middle School Jazz Band is for more advanced players and enrollment is by invitation. Students must also be enrolled in one of the concert bands. Students will learn the different jazz styles and rhythmic interpretation associated with jazz music. Students will be introduced to various jazz artists and their particular styles. Jazz Band is an exploratory class and will have less emphasis on performance.