Band

Students have the opportunity to participate in band beginning in 7th grade though 12th grade. The year-long elective course teaches students how to play an instrument and read music. A variety of courses are offered depending on each student's skill level. Band concerts are held at the end of each semester.

Instructor

 

Brad Shimizu has worked at HBA since 2006. He holds a bachelor's of arts degree from Eastern University in Pennsylvania, and a master's degree from the New England Conservatory in Massachusetts. 
Email: bshimizu@hba.net

 

Courses

Intermediate Beginning Band (Grades 7-8)

The year-long elective course is open to students in grades 7-8. Students will learn how to play an instrument and read music.

Intermediate Advanced Band (Grade 8)

This year-long elective course is open to students who have had up to one year of prior band experience.

Beginning Band (Grades 9-12)

Beginning Band is year-long course for students in grades 9-12. Students will learn how to play an instrument and read music.

Concert Band 1 & 2 (Grades 9-12)

Concert Band 1 and Concert Band 2 are designed for students who have had up to one year of prior band experience. Students will perform twice a year music of grade level 2-3. Minimum Pre-requisite: Beginning Band or Instructor’s approval.

Wind Ensemble (Grades 9-12)

Wind Ensemble is a year-long course for students in grades 9-12. Emphasis is on the individual instrumental skills and techniques used in group rehearsals and performances. Prerequisite: two years of band experience selection by audition.