Bloomsburg 5th Beginning Grade Band

Welcome to the Bloomsburg Area 5th Grade Beginning Band Program! 

I look forward to starting your child toward a rewarding experience and many years of enjoyment.  

On this website, you will find information about obtaining an instrument and getting started in our band program. Please use the links in the drop down menu on the left for more information and contact me should you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you to those who came out to the Rental Night and Open House on Tuesday, September 5th. If you were not able to make this event, and your child would like to start learning an instrument, please reach out to Mr. Marmo. You can contact our vendor as well for rental information. For more information, please see the menu on the left for more information or click here: Getting Started 


Dante Marmo 

Beginning Band Newsletter: August

Beginning Band Program Newsletter - Invite and Welcome 23.pdf

About the Beginning Band Program

Beginning Band Instruction is offered in fifth grade. Students attend weekly pull-out classes in small groups and weekly band rehearsals. Instruments offered include: flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone, tuba and percussion. 

Throughout the small group lessons and full band rehearsals, students focus on many skills and techniques necessary for their growth as a musician. They learn to play their instrument with proper breath support, embouchure development, tone quality, aural skills, intonation, instrument technique, music reading, listening skills, ensemble playing, aural skills, discipline, and teamwork. Students will also learn appropriate rehearsal and concert etiquette. This instruction is to prepare them for the middle school band and on. 


The band students will have one individual Holiday concert in the fall (one at their school) and a combined 5th grade band concert in the spring. For the spring concert, all 5th grade band students will combine as one. More information will be available in the future. 

"Embrace the “offline” time. Your child’s ability to become a deep and complex person relies so much upon their ability to build their attention span.  In our lightning-fast digital world, children do not have enough opportunity to build understanding and intelligence through mindful solitary activities.  Musical instrument instruction facilitates this offline, “slow world” learning and brings children together in a unique, “unplugged” ensemble when they have band/orchestra/chorus class." - Anthony Mazzocchi

Read more from Anthony Mazzochi here: 

It is never too late to join the beginning band program. Contact Mr. Marmo if you would like to join!

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