ENSEMBLES

Floydada Collegiate High School

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The “Spirit of the Winds” Marching Band is under the direction of Franklin Piland and Jaden Peña, and consists of students from 8th through 12th grade. The Band regularly excels at UIL Region Contest and has advanced to UIL Area Marching Contest.

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Wind Symphony

Under the primary direction of Franklin Piland, the Floydada Wind Symphony consists of High School students from 8th grade through 12th grade. The Band has received three UIL sweepstakes in its history, and its members frequently excel at UIL Solo & Ensemble Competition and place in All-Region and All-Area honor bands. Members of the Wind Symphony frequently contribute their talents and skills to their surrounding communities with service and performances in both large and small groups.

Floydada Collegiate Junior High School

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Honors Symphonic Band

Under the direction of Franklin Piland, the Floydada Honors Symphonic Band is an auditioned ensemble comprised of the highest achieving 7th Grade Junior High class. This course continues to increase the complexity and artistry of music literature and music theory for the full ensemble. Additionally, the Symphonic Band serves to prepare the students for the culture of excellence and competitive, high-level accomplishment expected of high school membership.

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Honors Concert Band

Under the direction of Franklin Piland, the Floydada Concert Band is an auditioned ensemble comprised of the highest achieving Floydada 6th Grade Junior High class. This Band shifts from more small scale section learning to full band rehearsal techniques and the learning of more complex music literature and theory. Expectations are raised and more responsibility is placed on the students to prepare outside of class.

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Symphonic Band

Under the direction of Jaden Peña, the Floydada Symphonic Band is comprised of the remaining Floydada 7th Grade Junior High class. This course continues to increase the complexity and artistry of music literature and music theory for the full ensemble. Additionally, the Symphonic Band serves to prepare the students for the culture of excellence and accomplishment expected of high school membership. This ensemble moves more slowly to ensure students who need extra attention to fundamentals and foundation skills are brought up-to-skill should they choose to continue band in high school.

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Concert Band

Under the direction of Jaden Peña, the Floydada Concert Band is comprised of the remaining Floydada 6th Grade Junior High class. This Band shifts from more small scale section learning to full band rehearsal techniques and the learning of more complex music literature and theory. Expectations are raised and more responsibility is placed on the students to prepare outside of class. This ensemble moves more slowly to ensure students who need extra attention to fundamentals and foundation skills are brought up-to-skill to prepare them for Symphonic Band.

AB Duncan Collegiate Elementary

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Beginning Band

Under the primary instruction of Jaden Peña, the Floydada Beginning Band is comprised of the entire Floydada 5th Grade Elementary class. The course consists of introductory instruction in the performance of Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, French horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, and Percussion, in addition to basic music theory and notation, singing, and body percussion.