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The Charger Bands provide a wide variety of opportunities for students in 4th through 8th grades to experience instrumental music. Among these options are...

  • Elementary Concert Band
  • Intermediate Concert Band
  • Junior High Concert Band
  • Marching Band
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Jazz Band I
  • Jazz Band II
  • Pit Orchestra
  • Pep Band
  • Drum Line
  • Music Theory I
  • Music Theory II
  • Summer Concert Band
  • Marion Community Concert Band
  • Marion Community Jazz Band
  • Coe College Elementary Honor Band
  • Coe College Junior Honor Band
  • Coe College Senior Honor Band
  • Marion Junior Honor Band
  • Tri-State Middle School Honor Band
  • Five Seasons Middle School Honor Band
  • Northeast Iowa Bandmasters Association (NEIBA) Junior Honor Band
  • Iowa Bandmasters Association (IBA) All-Iowa Middle School Honor Band

Students of the Charger Bands experience significant success in instrumental music.

  • Over half of enrolled students have been selected to at least one honor band
  • First chair honors at many honor bands
  • Students have represented St. Joseph School at the IBA All-Iowa Honor Band
  • 65% participate in the jazz program, regardless of instrument
  • Students perform varied high quality musical literature
    • Mars - Gustav Holst
    • 1812 Overture - Peter I. Tchaikovsky
    • Symphony No. 9 (From the New World) - Antonin D'Vorak
    • Irish Tune From County Derry - Percy Grainger
    • Hallelujah Chorus (Messiah) - G. F. Handel
    • Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
    • Birdland - Weather Report
    • In the Mood - Joe Garland/Glenn Miller

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Lessons and band begin in the fourth grade
  • Performance opportunities are frequent
  • Lessons and band are during school hours
  • A wide variety of instruments are offered:
    • Flute, Piccolo, Oboe, English Horn, Eb Clarinet, Bb Clarinet, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Contrabass Clarinet
    • Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Bassoon
    • Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Bass Trombone, Euphonium, Baritone, Tuba
    • Percussion (Drums, Auxiliary, Timpani, Mallets)

 

Charger Bands Calendar of Events / Upcoming Charger Bands Concerts /
Charger Bands Awards and Honors

 

Teacher: Mr. Ben Work

 

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Last updated 11/08/04

 

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