5th Grade Information: Fall 2017

Welcome Fifth Graders!

Music education gives students unique ways of knowing and displaying their knowledge. Music draws on multiple intelligences and accommodates a variety of learning styles. We are privileged to have the opportunity to share music making with the students in New Albany Middle School.



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Band instrument choices for 6th grade include flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, and baritone. Additional instrument choices/switch options become available after 6th grade. For example, clarinet is the gateway instrument for saxophone, and percussionist will be invited to audition for 6th grade based on skills and work habits observed during 5th grade class. 

Accessory and supply list for all band instruments
(This document is also available to download by clicking on "attachments" at the bottom of this page.) There may be some new brands that become available after this posting, please contact a teacher if you have questions. Chances are that if you are purchasing from Rettig Music, Music and Arts, or Buckeye Brass and Winds, their products and guidance will be reliable.  Please arrange for your repairs, rentals and purchases before October 2nd.  Please keep in mind that there are many beautiful, cheap instruments online that are not durable and play poorly. Buyer beware.



Click on the links below to read more about instruments!


Flute

The Flute


Oboe

YouTube Video


Clarinet

Clarinet


 

 Trumpet

Trumpet


Trombone

Trombone

 Baritone

YouTube Video