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7th and 8th Grade Bands:
South Valley JHS offers four band ensembles: 7th Grade Concert Band, 8th Grade Concert Band, 8th Grade Symphonic Band (advanced) and 8th Grade Jazz Band. The 7th Grade Concert Band meets during two different class periods depending on instrumentation. 7th Grade Woodwinds/Percussion is one class, and 7th Grade Brass is a separate class. Both work on the same material and combine into a complete band ensemble for performances. The 8th Grade Jazz Band is a second music elective requiring that registered students also participate in one of the 8th grade band ensembles, or orchestras, as their primary elective. Jazz Band and 8th Grade Symphonic Band require an audition for acceptance. The other band ensembles require prior band instrument experience but do not require an audition. Both 8th Grade Concert and Symphonic Bands are fortunate to continue a traditional trip to Disneyland to participate in a "Sound Session Recording Workshop."
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