Band 30s/ Band (.5) 31 G & Band 40s/ Band (.5) 41 G
It is desirable that a student in Band 30S/ Band (.5) 31G has completed Band 20G or its equivalent. The course is a continuation of Band 20G with a higher degree of difficulty and musical complexity. The Band 30S/Band (.5) 31G class meets together with the Band 40S/ Band (.5) 41G class, forming a group known as the ‘Symphonic Band’. The Symphonic Band is FRC’s largest performing instrumental music group and it participates in all the types of performances outlined for Band 20G in addition to taking part in an annual band exchange or tour, often including participation in the National Finals at Musicfest Canada
Band 40S/ Band (.5)41G students have traditionally carried a heavy share of the responsibility for providing the leadership and inspiration necessary to effectively carry out the many activities of the bands. The Symphonic Band consists primarily of Band 40S/ Band(.5) 41G and Band 30S/ Band (.5) 31G students. A large percentage of the membership of the Wind Ensemble and the Senior Jazz Band tends to consist of Band 40S/Band (.5) 41G students. It is desirable that Band 40S/ Band (.5) 41G students have Band 30S/ Band (.5) 31G or its equivalent.