This two-semester course is designed for instrumentalists focusing on defining a fundamental skill set. The course emphasizes the refinement of performance techniques and interpretive skills while moderate levels of music of diverse styles and historical periods are rehearsed and performed. Performance opportunities provide students comprehensive musical experience. Units in the curriculum include marching band, preparation for the winter concert, pep band, solo and ensemble contest, and preparation for the spring concert and graduation performances. The marching band portion of the curriculum includes performances at competitions, local parades, and home football games. Pep band performances are held at varsity home basketball games and school assemblies. Other performance opportunities include the winter and spring concerts, district festivals, performances at local schools, community functions and competitions. The above activities may vary from year to year. This course may be repeated for additional credit.