ENSEMBLES

Floydada Collegiate High School

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“Spirit of the Winds” Marching Band

The “Spirit of the Winds” Marching Band is under the direction of Franklin Piland, Bernardo Jimenez, and Barry Wiseman, with Matthew Flores as Percussion Director and Jaden Peña as Colorguard Director. The Band 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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Official Band 2019 Picture

Wind Symphony

Under the primary direction of Franklin Piland, with assistance from Bernardo Jimenez and Barry Wiseman, 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.

Symphonic Band

From left, Richmond Middle School students James Hackett, Eric Chen, Luke Holmes, Aaron Matthew and Nina Sablan practice before playing in a band concert at Hanover High School in Hanover, N.H., on April 4, 2018. The Richmond Middle School Jazz Band opened the concert, playing four songs. (Valley News - Carly Geraci) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Under the direction of Barry Wiseman, 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.

Concert Band

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Under the direction of Bernardo Jimenez, 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.

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3rd Grade Music

Under the primary instruction of Bernardo Jimenez, the Floydada 3rd Grade Elementary music class introduces young students to the joys and benefits of music. The course focuses on establishing a strong foundation of pulse and pitch centers through the use of body percussion, boomwhackers, small mallets, and singing; as well as introducing students to basic music notation to put them on the path to individually successful music literacy. Students are exposed to daily collaborative teamwork exercises.

4th Grade Music

Under the primary instruction of Bernardo Jimenez, the Floydada 4th Grade Elementary music class continues the education established in 3rd grade music and begins to apply it to wind instrumental performance. Students will begin work on miniature wind instruments (Nuvo instruments) in preparation for upgrading to flute, clarinet, trumpet, or trombone in the 5th grade. We continue expanding students’ music literacy and collaborative teamwork skills.

Beginning Band

Under the primary instruction of Bernardo Jimenez, 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, Trumpet, and Trombone. In the spring semester students can audition for Percussion. Students also continue expanding their skills in music theory and notation, singing, and creative collaboration projects.