Pinewood students begin their band experience in the spring of fourth grade. At that time the instrumental music teacher helps the fourth graders choose an instrument, helps their parents arrange for the rental of that instrument, and sets up a summer lesson schedule to give those students their beginning instruction.
In the fall, as fifth graders, these students continue their instruction with a 25 - 30 minute weekly small group lesson beginning the second week of school. In addition to these small group lessons, all students become a member of the Pinewood Band and meet weekly as a large group to rehearse. Morning Band rehearsals begin in October and occur before school on Tuesday mornings at 8:00am in the Pinewood Gym. This is the time where all students playing instruments, meet together as a whole band and get ready for our band concerts!