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.