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homeschool students learn brass instruments

Intermediate Band

Age: 10+

Time:  Mondays, 2:15 - 3:45pm
Annual class fee:  $180*

Instructor:  Robert Stiles

Intermediate Band is specially designed for students who have a foundational understanding of their chosen instrument and are eager to advance their musical skills. Students will immerse themselves in continuing music techniques and artistry, honing their abilities in a collaborative, full band setting.

Throughout the course, students will explore more complex musical pieces, work on refining their tone, and improve their sight-reading skills. Students will perform playing tests for the instructor, ensuring that they are using proper technique, tone, rhythm, articulation, etc. throughout the course of their daily practice.

To showcase their progress, students will participate in two performance opportunities -- the GCHFA Winter and Spring Concerts. 

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)

*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.

Required Materials

  • Instrument

  • Black music stand

  • Essential Elements 2000 - Book 2

  • Pencil

  • Account on Essential Elements Interactive

  • Concert black attire

  • Optional subscription to Smart Music (highly recommended)

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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