Instrumental Music

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  • SBS Instrumental Music

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The instrumental music department at Second Baptist School instills the gift of music to every student in the program. Students learn to express and develop their musical talents to the highest possible levels, encouraged to reach high standards of excellence. Beginning with seventh grade, the instrumental music program helps students develop musical repertoire and reading skills in specific instruments. Students are encouraged to think critically and lead courageously through music. Through band, they also learn how to live and interact with a biblical lens, performing for the glory of God. The bands perform in many campus activities including football and basketball games, pep rallies, Chapel and concerts. Students compete at the district and state levels by participating in TMEA All-State Band auditions.

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Instrumental Music Courses

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  • Marching Band

    This course develops a student's talent and love for music through performances with a wide variety of styles of music and instruments (woodwind, brass or percussion). The band performs in many campus activities including football and basketball games, pep rallies, Chapel and concerts. Prerequisites: Director Approval. Eligible Grade Level(s): 9-12.
  • Honors Marching Band

    This course develops a student's talent and love for music through performances with a wide variety of styles of music and instruments (woodwind, brass or percussion). The band performs in many campus activities including football and basketball games, pep rallies, Chapel and concerts. Students compete at the district and state levels by participating in TMEA All-State Band auditions. Prerequisites: Director Approval. Eligible Grade Level(s): 9-12.
  • Eagle Band

    This course facilitates the development of students’ quality characteristic sound on their instruments. During this performance-based course, students will develop music reading skills, as well as an understanding of musical notation, playing posture and proper tone production. Students will seek to produce a quality sound from their specific instruments and develop better music reading skills throughout the course. Prerequisites: 2+ Years Playing Experience. Eligible Grade Level(s): 9-12.
  • Honors Eagle Band

    This course enables students to become better musicians within the context of a challenging, rewarding and exciting course. Students will continue to develop in their proficiency with their specific instruments. This course will assist students with improving at their music reading skills. It will also help them to prepare for auditions. Attendance at specific events and concerts is mandatory for this course. Prerequisites: Director Recommendation (Based on Audition and Interview). Eligible Grade Level(s): 9-12.
  • Seventh/Eighth Grade Band

    Students learn and refine the concepts and skills required to play a selected band instrument (flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba or percussion). An emphasis is placed on musical repertoire and reading skills. There is no prior music experience required, only a willingness to learn. Band is a year-long course. Students will perform at football games and some basketball games. Students will also present a concert at the end of each semester and may participate in as many as three or four concerts in a year.

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  • Kendel Hickenbottom

    My philosophy is to love the students and give them a love for music. I try to instill the gift of music to every student that comes my way; I love it when they see what they can really do.

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Our Instrumental Music Staff

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    Kendel Hickenbottom 

    Middle and Upper School Director of Instrumental Music

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