The music program starts from fourth grade and continues all the way through high school, with choir and orchestra start at fourth grade and with band starting at fifth grade. The students rotate through teachers in orchestra and band early on in school but are later conducted by those same teachers at the High School. The Director of the entire district band program is Edward Louis Kline, who also conducts one of the High School bands during concert season and the whole band in Marching Season. He also conducts the 8th grade Concert band and 8th grade and High School Jazz bands. The two other conductors of the band are Robert Luce and Adam Chongris. Robert Luce heads the 5th and 6th grade bands and conducts one of the high school concert bands during concert season and helps out during marching season. Adam Chongris conducts the 7th grade band and 7th grade jazz band, and the wind ensemble, he also helps teach the 6th and 5th grade bands, and conducts one of the High School Bands and also helps out with the high school band during marching season. In the summer, the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade bands have a chance to enroll in a one week 3 hour enrichment program through the School band open exclusively to solon band members only, and the High School band goes to band camp, which is madatory for all high school band members, where they learn about 3 show drills and learn some of the music. For incoming Freshman, they attend additional pre-band camp to learn the fundamentals of marching band. The Solon Band also has an official website (which is neither affiliated nor represents the views of the Solon City Schools, board, or faculty and is created and maintained solely by the student members of the Solon Band).
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