What does Etiwanda HS have to offer?
MARCHING BAND (MARCHING EAGLE REGIMENT or MER):
Marching Band is a very active performing group. Students in MER will perform weekly at football games, fieldshow competitions, parades, and community events. After school practices are required. The marching band season begins in July with band camp and ends in December. Students will learn to visually interpret musical concepts; emphasis is placed on physical movement while playing an instrument. Interested students should enroll in Zero period Marching Band. *Simultaneous enrollment in Concert Band or Jazz Band is required for 9th graders. Exceptions must have director’s approval.
Watch the MER 2019 field show, "Down La Rue".
CONCERT BAND - 9th GRADE:
Concert Band is a performance based class. Students will learn musical concepts through performance of band music. Outside of school rehearsals and performances are required. Many performances in the Fall Semester are done in conjunction with the Marching Band. This is a year long class. Students may earn 10 Fine Arts or Elective credits. This class meets CSU and UC requirements. Interested students should enroll in 4th period Concert Band period.
WIND ENSEMBLE/SYMPHONIC BAND
Wind Ensemble is a performance based class. Students will learn advanced musical concepts through performance of band music. Outside of school rehearsals and performances are required. This is a second semester class. Students may earn 5 Fine Arts or elective credits. This class meets CSU and UC requirements. Director approval is REQUIRED.
There are two levels of Jazz Band, I & II. Jazz Bands are a full year course. Audition/director’s approval is REQUIRED. This class is performance based and requires outside of school practices and performances. Students will explore musical concepts as they relate to Jazz music, history, and improvisation. Students may earn 10 Fine Arts Credits towards graduation. This class meets CSU and UC requirements. Interested students should enroll in Jazz II, period 2.
Etiwanda offers percussion instruction through marching band, winter drum line, concert ensembles, and percussion ensembles. Outside of school practices and performances are required. Interested students should attend percussion clinics in the Spring; audition is REQUIRED. Interested students should enroll in 1st period percussion class and Marching Band.
Color Guard is a dance/prop class. Instruction focuses on dance technique, physical training, and equipment spinning technique. Color guard is part of the marching band and spirit units of the school. Additionally, they compete second semester with indoor routines. After school practices and performances are required. Simultaneous enrollment in zero period marching band and 1st period color guard are required. Audition is required.
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With so many programs offered, we understand it can be a struggle figuring out what classes to take.
This diagram will show your options and class(es) you should register for depending on the instrument you play.
Planning what classes to take can be quite daunting. How does one juggle band and still fit in the courses required to graduate and attend a 4-year college? This schedule helps map out the four years of high school.