At Century High School we are dedicated to guiding our students to reach their highest possible level of excellence.The ultimate goal of our band program is to instill a life-long appreciation, understanding, and love for music in all forms.We believe that music is an essential part of a comprehensive education.It enables all students to discover and develop their artistic potential through musical experiences in listening, performing, analyzing, moving, and creating.Musical experiences enhance the student's quality of life through heightened aesthetic awareness, healthy social relationships, and fun!Music incorporates understanding from all disciplines and leads to an improved self-concept, a broader cultural awareness, and a development of life-long skills.
The Freshmen Band, Prep Band, Concert Band, and Wind Ensemble are the foundation of the band program at Century High School. Although we provide numerous opportunities for music, these ensembles provide the full range of music education from which the other opportunities stem.Nearly all of the foundational goals for music education are met through our concert program.Students are required and highly encouraged to participate in several other ensembles, but they are secondary to the other bands. It is in these classes that music fundamentals are taught and musicianship flourishes.
Although performance is a major goal for these courses, it is not the only one. It is our belief that "the process is just as important as the product."All students are encouraged to participate in as many musical opportunities as they can both through and outside of the band program. Private lessons are strongly recommended. If a student is interested in continuing with music beyond high school, private lessons and involvement in as many musical opportunities as possible are essential for success.
This handbook is intended to serve as an informative resource guide regarding the policies, procedures and philosophy governing all aspects of the Century High School Band program.Please read all of the information included in this handbook and save it for future reference. If you have any questions or concerns at any time, please contact the Band Office (701) 323-4900 ext. 6654.