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Age: 10+

Time: Mondays, 1:30 - 3:00pm
Annual class fee: $180*

Instructor: Jaclyn Winters

The Advanced Band is the pinnacle of GCHFA's concert band program; students are accepted into this ensemble by audition only. In addition to performing in GCHFA's Winter and Spring concerts, students will participate in the highly-regarded Concert Music Performance Assessment (MPA).

During the week, students will be required to submit playing tests and listening homework through Google Classroom. Their homework will be reviewed by their instructor, and students will receive feedback to affirm or correct their work.

Participation in the Advanced Band is not just about performance; it is also about growth and camaraderie. This experience is designed to prepare students for future musical endeavors, whether they continue on to collegiate-level bands or pursue a lifelong passion for music. Join the Advanced Band and become part of a tradition of excellence and musical distinction at GCHFA.

Class HighlightS

  • Full Concert Band Experience

  • Technique Building

  • Tone Refinement

  • Sight-reading Improvement

  • Performance Opportunities


  • Instructor approval to progress after at least one year in Beginning Band

  • Students who were not approved by instructors may audition in order to be accepted into Intermediate Band

  • Students who learned an instrument outside of GCHFA are required to audition on August 12, 2024. Schedule an audition here (include link to audition scheduling)

Advanced Band

*Classes would be 3x this price without the generosity of our annual donors!

A yearly, non-refundable enrollment fee of $100 per student is due at time of registration;

this fee will increase to $125 on July 29, and to $135 on August 31.

Class Highlights

  • Full Concert Band Experience

  • Performance Opportunities

  • Yearly Music Performance Assessment (MPA)

  • Special Guest Clinicians

  • Weekly Accountability

  • Student Leadership Opportunities

Audition Material

Students are welcome to audition for any level of ensemble, however it is left to the committee’s discretion to place a student in the group that is ultimately best for their personal growth.

Please note that you may register for a class prior to auditioning.

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