Prerequisites for Honor Band at Bradley Middle School include Student Audition and Teacher Recommendation. This is the advanced band at Bradley Middle School that consists of students who have attained a high degree of proficiency on their instruments. Members of this organization will perform at UIL competitions, contests, and concerts and should be prepared to dedicate time outside of the school day preparing for these performances. Every other year, the top band will participate in state Honor Band recordings and may require additional mandatory practices and performances to be competitive. There is a $30.00 maintenance fee for students using school owned instruments.
Students’ selection to this class will be greatly influenced by students’ past record of personal discipline, dedication, sense of commitment, level of performance, academic standing, and their abilities to function as members of a team. Attendance and participation are required at all concerts, solo and group contests and Region Band contest. Contests are extremely important and provide competitive opportunities for students to receive constructive criticism from adjudicators outside the District. This is an all-year class. Students are expected to come once a week to either a before school or after school rehearsal. Students not complying with the class requirements or not maintaining performance standards or discipline levels commensurate with an honors class will be moved down to Symphonic Band at the earliest opportunity