Las Vegas Youth Orchestra 

Symphonic Band Program



GOAL:  Develop and improve basic musicianship skills through participation in a full band ensemble setting.  Students will refine articulation patterns, vibrato, perform scales and learn music in more difficult key signatures.  

All Symphonic Band students should expect:


  • To demonstrate proper posture, embouchure, hand position, and playing position. 


  • To produce a characteristic tone that is clear, free of tension, sustained, or unwavering in pitch. 


  • To adjust intonation and match pitches.


  • To incorporate tempo changes and a variety of rhythms and meters in materials being studied.


  • To use dynamic contrast and technical skills as means of expression


  • To demonstrate musical phrasing through the use of dynamics, tempo, and melodic contour.


  • To learn and understand ensemble skills:  blending instrumental timbres, match dynamic levels, style, and intonation.


  • To respond to conducting gestures in simple and compound meters. 


  • To maintain attendance with required materials. 


  • To demonstrate completion of assignments and/or practice.


  • Will participate in all concerts or other known performances. 


  • Demonstrate concert etiquette as a performer and listener.