Our middle school band program is currently designed to pull out students from p.e. for 30-min sessions with the teacher twice per week.
Our high school program is different in that it is a graded course. Two levels of high school band are offered: one for students who have never played before (or who are still very new beginners) and an advanced level. In the advanced level, students would need to have passed our Introductory Level or its equivalent. Equivalency can be shown through demonstrating ability via a short playing test.