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Intermediate Band

Class Information

Intermediate Band at Cherry Ave is open to all 7th and 8th grade students with at least 1 year of instrumental experience. Intermediate Band is designed for students who require more refinement in their musicianship and technical ability. Intermediate Band will prepare students for our Advanced Band and Jazz Band. Reading music, proper sound production, and concert etiquette are stressed and students are expected to perform at all local concerts and possibly with the Bulldog Marching Band.

Grading Policy


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Band Videos

Theory Work:     5%


Practice Calendar:  10%


Participation:    45%


Playing Tests:       15%


Performances:    25%

Students, practice your note naming and fingerings. Click here for Music Racer.

All Band Classes are under the direction of:


Mr. Ray.


Mr. Ray is the current Director of Bands here at Cherry Ave. Middle School. Before teaching at Cherry Mr. Ray was the Director of Bands and VAPA Department Head at Mt. Whitney High School from 2007-2015. Mr. Ray earned his B.A. in Music from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and a Masters in Music in Instrumental Conducting through the American Band College of Sam Houston State University.



Mr. Daniels


Mr. Daniels is the Assistant Band Director for the Jr. High programs as well as the Co-Director for the 6th grade programs at Cherry Ave. In addition to Cherry Ave. Mr. Daniels is also the head director at Garden Elementary.





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