The Coral Reef Senior High School Band program, under the direction of Christopher A. ILLA, is recognized as one of the top ensembles in Miami-Dade County and across the State of Florida. Since 2008, the band program has developed a blended high school and conservatory-style environment. Courses offered consist of performance-based ensembles: Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Brass & Percussion Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, Jazz Band and an Honors Music Theory course which is both academically and performance based. The chamber ensembles (Brass, Percussion and Woodwinds) are instrument homogenous groups that allow students to improve skills with instrumentalists of like instruments. Students in these classes focus on individual instrumental technique, solo repertoire, and chamber music allowing for the individual musician to grow and develop.
Entry into Coral Reef and the band is by application and audition only. Each year our students strive to be competitive on the local, state and national levels in all phases of instrumental education and performance.
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