Want to join the band?

We loved performing for the 5th grade students at NKES and GWES on our First Annual Holiday Tour!  Be on the lookout soon for information about how to sign up for band next year.  

When does Beginning Band meet?

Beginning Band is a class, just like Math or Science.  So, you will have minimal required events outside of school.  We play two concerts each year, one in December and one in May, with an after school dress rehearsal before each one.  Those two concerts and two rehearsals are the only required out of school events in Beginning Band.  The only homework you will have for band is practicing your instrument.  We have band students that participate in Choir, the school musical, Odyssey of the Mind, basketball, football, softball, cheerleading, and many other activities.  It is easy to be in band and the other activities that you love!

Why should you do band?

Joining the band has so many benefits!  You automatically are part of a group when you start at New Kent Middle School- the band is one big family.  Not only have studies shown that learning to play an instrument helps your brain develop more, but having band on your resume in middle school and even high school makes you a very well rounded student as you continue your education!  Don’t believe it yet?  Read below about why our current students love band!

If you like music and you like playing it too, band will be for you.  Band is awesome!

-Juliun, Clarinet

You should join band because you get to travel to places and play your instrument, and because you have a great teacher!

-Ben, Percussion

Band is so much fun when you’re playing and you learn new songs a lot.

-Leah, Flute

The clarinet helps me have better reflexes because you have to think of where to put your fingers quickly.

-Aaron, Clarinet

You should join band because you learn about music and how to play your instrument.  Please join band class, it is fun!

-Savana, Clarinet

Band allows you to escape the outside world.

-Jamie, Baritone

Band is fun and cool.  Mrs. Lawson is very nice, and it helps the mind develop.

-Alex, Trumpet