Bloomsburg 5th Beginning Grade Band

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

Concert Information:

Winter Band Concert Date

Thursday, December 15th, 2022

Doors open at 6:00 PM

Concert begins at 6:30 PM


Report to the High School Band Room for 6:00 PM.

You need your instrument, and music.

Weather Plan:

*If weather does not cooperate on Thursday night, the make-up date will be the following Wednesday, December 21st with the same 6:30 PM start time.*

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

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