The band program at CAL, simply stated, is “committed to excellence, with Christ at the center”. The students in band will be given instruction on how to play wind and percussion instruments both individually and in a formal ensemble setting. Those ensembles will represent CAL with good public performances with demonstration of our “commitment to excellence”. Students are expected to strive for the highest level during their participation in the band program. Band students are most certainly considered to be some of the best students at CAL, and are expected to be held to the highest level of performance. It is a hope that all students will find an enjoyment by playing their personal instruments and throughout their band experience. Music is a God given gift that we hope all students within the program will grow closer to Christ by using that gift.
The band program at CAL is a co-curricular activity, not extra-curricular activity. The ensembles meet during both the fall and spring semester, and will rehearse during class everyday, along with some rehearsals and performances outside the normal school day, the program will also have at least 4 concerts and support our basketball teams with pep band.
Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heaven!
Praise him for his mighty works; praise his unequaled greatness!
Praise him with a blast of the ram’s horn; praise him with the lyre and harp!
Praise him with the tambourine and dancing; praise him with strings and flutes!
Praise him with a clash of cymbals; praise him with loud clanging cymbals.
Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Band Class Offerings
- Concert Band
- Symphonic Band
- Honors Wind Ensemble
- Jazz Band
- Honors Jazz Band
- Percussion Ensemble
Music Electives for Band
- Music History
- Group Piano
- AP Music Theory
- Chamber Ensemble