In 8th grade band, students are pushed to improve their technique and musicianship on their instruments in preparation for the high school band program. Students will be expected to play in the upper ranges of their instruments and show more advanced techical skills through scale exercises and concert music. Students will be introduced to multi-meter music, 9/8, 12/8, 5/4 time signatures. Students will be introduced to new key signatures: G, A, Db, D, etc. 8th grade band members will march with the High School Band in the Berrien Springs Memorial Day Parade.