Beginning Band

Upcoming Performance/Important Dates:

Friday, December 14, 2018 - Winter Band Concert

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - Spring Band/Choir Concert


The beginning band is comprised of students in their first year of playing an instrument. This group will start meeting near the end of the first nine weeks. Members of this ensemble will perform two concerts annually.

BE PART OF THE BAND!

Starting in 5th Grade, students may start to learn to play a musical instrument. Students may choose one of the following instruments from the woodwind, brass, or percussion family.

Woodwind

Flute

Clarinet

Alto Saxophone

Brass

Trumpet

French Horn

Trombone

Baritone

Tuba

Percussion

Mallets (xylophone, bells, etc.) and Snare Drum

Other percussion instruments will be added as needed

Here is some helpful information as you begin this new experience.

  • Band is for everyone
  • Being in band or learning to play an instrument is a lifetime activity

Common Misconceptions

  • Band meets during the school day - we rarely meet after school, especially at the elementary level
  • Students can play an instrument and play sports
  • Students can play an instrument and be in chorus and elementary ensemble
  • Learning to play an instrument will not happen overnight or even in a week.

Selecting an Instrument

  • Play the instrument that is right for YOU or the instrument YOU like
  • Choose an instrument that sounds good to you

Acquiring an Instrument

  • You or your parents do not need to go out today and buy an instrument
  • We will discuss your options in the Fall
  • Purchasing an instrument online is often not the best option

BE PART OF THE BAND - PARENT VIDEO

BE PART OF THE BAND - STUDENTS