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, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone, or percussion. We STRONGLY urge parents to take your 5th grader to Rettig Music (614-792-2100) or Music & Arts (614-891-9008) test some instruments before making a final decision. Music & Arts will have extra staff available to help New Albany families in their Westerville location on March 7 & 8. Both stores are well acquainted with our program and staffed with very reliable experts to help your family find a best fit.
Feb. 26: Meeting with the Principal in the MS cafeteria at 6:30
March 21: Middle School Scheduling forms due (online).
Read what 6th graders want 5th graders to know about beginning band!
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. Students will need all instruments and accessories for the first week of school. Please arrange for your rentals and purchases accordingly.