ABOUT SAND CREEK INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
The Sand Creek High School Instrumental Music program has a tradition of excellence. Our students develop a tremendous work ethic in order to carry on that tradition with each new school year. The Scorpion Instrumental Music program continues to move in new directions in music-making. We look back on the past with respect, and we reach for the future with new goals and determination.
As it should be, our students' greatest musical growth and experiences come from the core of the SCHS program; the concert bands (2 classes), orchestra, jazz ensemble, and the percussion techniques class. Each class requires a year-long commitment of great music-making. We believe in teaching our students to play well, to develop listening skills and sensitivity, to express themselves in music, but most importantly to be respectful, hard-working members of a “team” persevering together toward goals that we cannot reach alone.
There are also several after school ensembles: Basketball Pep Band, Stinger Pit Orchestra, The Scorpion Marching Band, D49 Winter Guard, D49 Winter Percussion plus master classes are offered for specific instruments through the year. Students are encouraged to participate in Chamber Music, numerous Honor Bands and a Solo & Ensemble Festival.
About the Director:
Mr. Daniel Evans joins us from South Florida where he has been teaching for the past three years. He graduated from the Florida State University with his Bachelors in Music Education. At FSU he was part of many music groups in both member and leadership roles. He participated in the concert and jazz band at FSU as well as being a brother of a music fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha. From going to Pasedena, CA for the Rose Bowl, twice, with the World Renowned Marching Chiefs, the collegiate marching band at FSU, as well as singing the National Anthem at multiple basketball games with the Collegians, a male singing group, Mr. Evans has developed a strong love for giving these opportunities to his students like his many teachers did for him.