Music – Band

The Band classes at BAK Middle School of the Arts rehearse every other day within the school’s block schedule preparing a diverse collection of repertoire covering many styles of music from around the world.  The curriculum focuses on developing proper instrumental technique.  In addition, ear training, individual musicianship skills, and performance skills are taught through music theory, technique, and chamber classes.  The instrumental ensembles perform three major concerts at school as well as district music performance assessments each year.  For more detailed information please visit


        Kevin Cripanuk
Florida State University, B.M.E.

        Jamie Groves
        West Virginia University, B.M.E.
        Tom Bishop Award recipient
        from the Florida Bandmasters Association



         Karen Dixon
Manhattan School of Music, Flute/Chamber

         Michael Forte
         Syracuse University, Woodwinds/Jazz

         Wayne Miller
         Florida Atlantic University, B.M.E.

         Eric Rucker
West Virginia University, Percussion



Concert Bands
Intermediate I
Intermediate II
Advanced Band
Jazz Bands
Beginning Jazz
Advanced Jazz
Technique Classes
6th grade Woodwind Technique
6th grade Brass Technique
Advanced Technique
Chamber Ensemble