This course is designed for students who play brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. Students practice performance skills both individually and as an ensemble. Required public performances are an important part of the work for this course. The course encourages an understanding of the aesthetics of music and also teaches the skills of intonation, sight reading, blending, tone quality, and basic musicianship. Students are enrolled into this course upon recommendation of the music faculty.
Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $7 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center. Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. 100 Academy Drive, Mercersburg, PA 17236 GPS Address: 10951 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236 717-328-6173