The Jefferson Symphonic Band, directed by Mr. Knepper is open to all students who choose to continue playing their musical instruments and who continue to demonstrate basic performance skills on their musical instruments. Students who take this class will be exposed to music which continues the development started in Beginning Concert Band. The members will be exposed to solo and ensemble activities which will develop many musical elements including improved tone production, more advanced technical skills (such as more advanced key signature demands, more complex rhythmic notation), increased listening requirements (mainly harmonic in nature), and further study of the style of the music studied. Music selected will be developmentally appropriate to support these advancements. Students will evaluate and analyze their practices and performances. The Symphonic band presents a variety of concerts each year and enters the ISSMA District Contest.