Band 2017-06-25T10:48:37+00:00

The band program at North Salem High School is the oldest band program is Salem. Our band program under the leadership of Brian Bell, features the North Salem Vikings Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, The 14 Street Jazz Band, Basketball Pep Band and an advanced band program.

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Percussion  Fine/App Arts Credit=1.0 OUS: No NCAA: No Fine & Applied Arts : Yes Grade Level: 9-12

This course is open to students who wish to study percussion literature and technique, including rudimental playing (marching band drum line), concert percussion (including tympanis), and mallet percussion. Enrollment is by permission of instructor. Rehearsals and performances outside of class time will be required. This course covers marching band and concert band.

Prerequisite: Teacher permission or prior experience

Advanced Band  Fine/App Arts Credit=1.0 OUS: Yes NCAA: No Fine & Applied Arts : Yes Grade Level: 9-12

This course is open to all students who have taken Band and with the permission of the instuctor. Performances and rehearsals outside of class time will be required. This is an annual class covering both Marching Band and Concert Band seasons.

Prerequisite: Band and Teacher permission

Advanced Jazz Band  Fine/App Arts Credit=1.0 OUS: Yes NCAA: No Fine & Applied Arts : Yes Grade Level: 9-12

This course is open to band/orchestra students interested in performing jazz band literature at a level commensurate with the ability of the group. Enrollemnt is by permission of instructor. Rehersals and performances will be required outside of regular class time. This is a yearl-long course. Students enrolled in Jazz Band must be enrolled in a large instrumental ensemble concurrently.

Prerequisite: Teacher permission or prior experience

Wind Ensemble/Marching Band  Fine/App Arts Credit=1.0 OUS: Yes NCAA: No Fine & Applied Arts : Yes Grade Level: 9-12

This course offers a student the most advanced band training. It is an annual class covering both marching and concert seasons and is open to students by auditional only. Performances and rehersals outside of class time are required.

Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor