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Carson Middle School Intermediate Band

Open to students by audition or teacher recommendation, the intermediate band is where we focus on higher level music and more advanced musical techniques.  This band begins the year with fundamentals, including learning how to march in preparation for the Nevada Day Parade, Veterans Day Parade, and the Sparks Hometowne Christmas Parade.  This band also performs in the winter and spring concerts, as well as at least one band festival (typically in March/April).  Select members from this ensemble will be members of the Honor Band and many go on to perform in Carson Middle School's Advanced Band or Carson High School's Wind Ensemble.


Required Materials

The following materials will be required of all band students during every rehearsal. Students should bring each of these items to class every day, unless instructed otherwise.

  • Instrument

  • Accessories

    • mouthpiece (brass)

    • minimum of 3 good reeds (clarinets, saxophones, and oboes only)

    • neck strap (saxophones)

    • valve/slide oil (brass)

    • slide cream and small water “squirt” bottle (trombones)

    • sticks/mallets (percussion)

  • The following method book

  • Music Folder

  • Pencil

  • Sheet music and handouts provided by Mr. Jacques

CMS Intermediate Band May 2018: Dark Adventure


1st Place MS Band

Esprit De Corps Award

2018: Excellent Ratings

2017: Excellent Ratings

2016: Superior Ratings

2015: Superior Ratings

2014: Superior Ratings

2013: Superior Ratings

Intermediate BAND Northern Zone


Intermediate BAND Washoe County


2016: Superior Ratings and Excellent Rating

2014: Superior Ratings and Excellent Rating

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