Village Concert Band is designed to prepare woodwind, brass, and percussionists with the skills and techniques necessary to be successful in Marblehead’s other bands. It stresses the building of solid, essential technical and musical skills and the development of sight-reading abilities for instrumental players as well as broadening knowledge of the concert band repertoire. Concert Band members are currently in 4th, 5th or 6th grade.
Concert Band members in the 5th, and 6th grade that begin instrumental instruction later than the 4th grade must show the appropriate level of proficiency on their instrument in order to enter this ensemble. School-based lessons are required for all band members, and take place during General Music classes. The concert band rehearses during the weekly EDU block.