6TH GRADE BAND
WELCOME TO 6TH GRADE BAND
Welcome back to another year of band! We are very excited to work with all the 6th graders and play some great music :-) If you have any questions throughout the year, please don't hesitate to send us an email at email@example.com (brass) or firstname.lastname@example.org (woodwinds & percussion).
6TH GRADE ANNOUNCEMENTS & INFO
- WELCOME TO 6TH GRADE BAND - We are incredibly excited to get started with our new 6th graders! We will spend the first couple weeks of school helping students select the instrument that is right for them. Please make sure you have our parent meetings on August 28th/29th on your calendar. We will go over a lot of important information about 6th grade band as well as give you details on how to get your student a quality instrument.
- SUPPLIES - Below is a list of supplies students will need for 6th grade band. HOWEVER, they only thing they need for the first few weeks in a pencil. After they have chosen their instrument, we will send out information about how/where to get the other supplies on the list.
Mad is Bad Letter - This letter went home with students on the first day of school. It includes an outline of our first 3-4 weeks of beginning band as well as important details about obtaining a quality instrument for your child.
Students should come to class EVERY DAY with these items. Having their required materials counts towards their daily participation grade.
- Pencil (no pens!)
- Essential Elements 2000, book 1 for their instrument and all sheet music/warm-ups
- Maintenance Supplies - this includes valve oil for brass players or cork grease for woodwinds
- At least 3 good reeds - this is for clarinets/saxes. Please buy Vandoren (blue box) size 2.5 for Bb clarinet or Eb alto sax
- An instrument in good working condition. Percussionists should have their drumsticks and mallets
- SmartMusic subscription - This is a program we use to help the students practice as well as take tests. Students will have the choice between a basic subscription ($8) or full subscription ($12)
- Lock for band locker - We prefer a combination lock so they don't have to worry about losing the key. If they share a locker with another student, both students must know the combination or have a key.