Developing skills beyond music

So in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. – Romans 12:5-6

As Christians, we can perform music to honor God. In band, we will learn to honor the Lord individually and cooperatively as one “body” not only by developing our musical skills, but also by shaping our personal characters as we use self-discipline, diligence, cooperation, and teamwork.

The expected outcomes for students completing music education in band beyond developing musical skills would be highly developed leadership traits, citizenship, heightened spiritual self-expression, better academic performance, lifelong personal fulfillment, and a better quality of life as suggested by the evidence of countless research conclusions.


TAPPS 1A State Champions


TAPPS 2A State Champions


TAPPS 2A State Champions


TAPPS 2A State Champions

Participation in state, regional, and local competitions, civic events, school concerts and spirit events.

Course Description & Objectives

Students in the 5th Grade Beginner, 6th Grade Intermediate, Jr. High, and High School Bands will learn instrumental performing using the Essential Elements 2000 (volumes 1 and 2), Essential Technique (volume 3), and correlated Essential Elements supplemental material along with a variety of warm-ups, technical exercises, band music, field trips, small ensembles, and solo repertoire.

Students will gain a variety of valuable musical and life experiences in the SCS Band Program. Students will be able to perform music at or above grade level. Participating students will gain an understanding of and an appreciation for various music styles and will develop musical worship skills. Understanding and performing music includes learning both the science and art of music. The science of music includes notation and pitches, rhythms, scales/keys,
various articulations, dynamics, breathing, phrasing, listening skills, section playing, solo playing, ensemble playing and sight-reading.

The art of music consists of combining these components in intelligent, creative, spiritual, and emotional expression. Students will become aware of the musical nuances and phrasing, and they will develop decision-making skills in performing a musical work. Through committed and focused work, students will improve in the areas of self-control, self-motivation, self-discipline, empathy, patience, commitment, and dedication.

Band is a performance-based course of study and is taught at several levels of student progression. However, each level is a part of the whole body identified as the Southcrest Christian School Band. Throughout the year, each level will have performance opportunities both separately and combined in keeping with Romans 12:5-6

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Meet the Band Instructor

Mr. Rick Driscoll
B.M.E. – Music Education
(806) 797-7400


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