The band is a part of the complete academic program at North. Academics are the primary reasons you are in high school. You will be graded on your performance, personal growth in technical proficiency on your instrument, understanding of music theory and music history, and performance within the group.  We are an integral part of the academic program at North. You will find GREAT SUPPORT from the wonderful band students who have taken every class offering at BVN – and they would love to help you find success in these same classes. BVN is an award winning school for a reason – you are going to work for your grades! You must be prepared to STUDY and to PRACTICE, but you will find many forms of support which will guide you to success as a member of the Bands at North and a High School Student.