If you are interested in learning to play a band instrument and being a part of a successful,
exciting and fun band program, you are in the right place! We have many musical opportunities for you to participate in.
The Academy AT The Farm offers at this time a Beginning Band, and in the future will offer
the following ensembles; Concert Band, Wind Symphony, and Jazz/Rock Ensemble.
Beginning Band: Students are introduced to and tested on various beginning musical
instruments. With good instruction, plenty of practice and team work the students will enjoy
learning to make music.
Concert Band: This band is for those students who have successfully completed the
requirements of Beginning. This group continues to progress in music and is also offered the
opportunity to participate in extra-curricular music functions such as solo and ensemble,
Honor Band and many of the same functions as the Advanced Band.
Wind Symphony: This group is for those who successfully completed all of the requirements
for the other band classes and successfully auditioned for a seat in this top performing
ensemble. The Wind Symphony will represent Academy At The Farm in many performances
and public events. Students in the band may audition and participate in many extra-curricular
events such as Florida Bandmaster's Association Music Performance Assessment, solo and
ensemble performances, all-county and all-state auditions etc. Students in this group are
required to participate in master classes held once per week from August through May.
Jazz/Rock Ensemble: This future ensemble will be open to students who have successfully
completed the requirements for the Wind Symphony. Students in the band may audition and
participate in many extra-curricular events such as Florida Bandmaster's Association Music
Performance Assessment and other area performances as scheduled.
Mentoring Program - The AATF Band Program will offer all band students the opportunity to
take mentoring lessons either with a more advanced AATF band student, or a member of one of
the area high schools, or the opportunity to study with a professional music teacher.
Band Room Hours At this time the band room is only available for the after school mentoring
program and some select morning hours.
Monday: 2:30—4:00pm after school mentoring/Master Class ( flutes, oboe, clarinet )
Tuesday: 2:30—4:00pm after school mentoring/Master Class ( alto sax, trumpet, horn )
Wednesday: 2:30—4:00pm after school mentoring/Master Class ( low brass/woodwinds )
Thursday: 2:30—4:00pm after school mentoring/Master Class ( percussion )
Friday: 2:30—4:00pm after school mentoring