Prerequisites for the Symphonic Band at Bradley Middle School include Beginning Band and teacher recommendation. This course is designed for students who have completed one or more years of study on their band instruments. Members of this organization will perform at UIL competitions and concerts and will spend time outside of the school day preparing for these performances. There is a $30.00 maintenance fee for students using school owned instruments.
Students are expected to be performing at grade level on their instruments. They should be striving to maintain excellent team-oriented discipline. Solo and group contests and Region Band competition provide opportunities for students to receive constructive criticism from adjudicators outside the District and are highly encouraged. Students may be required to attend extra practices as we get closer to concerts or competition. This is an all-year class. Opportunities will exist for students to be moved to Honor Band if their performance, academic standing, and discipline are on a level justifying advancement.