It's never too late to sign up for private study! Lessons are the fastest way to improve...and we have some great teachers here at Pope.
Our Fall Concert takes place in two weeks...make plans to see and hear our three concert bands as they kick off the year with their first performance. If you look around, you will notice that not too many high school bands perform a concert in Fall semester...they are busy during class practicing marching band routines. Pope is unique in this regard...we remain focused on concert band during the class periods and marching band after school...with the exception of our "Fun Music Fridays" during which all students play the school fight song and the pops tunes we feature in pep rallies and community performances.
I think you will be amazed at how well the students are performing concert literature a scant 7 weeks after school started!
On a side note (pun!) : We had 99 students sign up for honor band and/or all state tryouts. ONE student short of our goal of 100!!!