What is "Rehearsing"?
Band rehearsal is the opportunity for all the instruments and parts to come together. Students will develop directed and critical listening skills. Group problems can be solved. Students will learn how to balance their individual part with the people around them and learn how to match tone, tuning, articulation, and style with the others in the ensemble. This is the chance to do things together as a band that cannot be done alone. Students should not come to band class to learn their part, but rather to learn everyone else’s part and how their part fits in. Coming to rehearsal without practicing is like showing up to a drama rehearsal without studying any lines or steps. Individual practice allows the band as a whole to advance further musically. Students are responsible not only to themselves but also to their peers to learn their parts.