The success of the Jobe Middle School Band centers on pride, commitment to task, and strives to achieve a common goal. We do not expect every student in the program to become a virtuoso musician. We do expect every student to establish both short and long term goals for improvement on their instrument, to exhibit mature, responsible attitudes and actions at all times, and be willing to contribute substantial effort for the benefit of all.
The band program exists to provide an excellent music education for the students. This is achieved through individual study and varied performances in many venues which supports a curriculum that places an emphasis on comprehensive musicianship. Performance opportunities include large ensembles, chamber ensembles and solos. The skills that band students acquire in these activities are directly related to skills necessary for auditions, presentations, and interviews in other career fields.
Opportunities are also provided for those who wish to develop their leadership skills. There is an extensive student leadership program, and student leaders are relied upon to help achieve organizational goals. These opportunities are provided through the Band Leadership Team.
Social skills are also developed. Participation in band enables the students to form close friendships within the school through their collaborative efforts and the opportunity to work with their peers as part of a team. As a member of the Maverick Band program, students make long-lasting friendships and develop a sense of camaraderie that is unique to our organization. Organizational goals are clearly established, and the students depend heavily on each other to achieve them. As a result, the concepts of responsibility, teamwork and good citizenship will develop as each student experiences the world of music.
The ultimate goal of the program is to produce students who are knowledgeable about music, can perform successfully with confidence, can operate within a structured framework, and can work to develop the skills necessary to continually become a strong person.