Resource Center - New Band Students

General Information

Band Information for New Students - 2018-2019.pdf

Timeline for Beginners Joining in 2019-2020

March 11-15, 2019 - Norski Time

    • Mouthpiece fittings for flute, clarinet, trumpet, & trombone/baritone for every 5th grade student. Initial choices are made for a student's top 3 instruments. Students indicate their choice of yes, no, or maybe for band.
    • Interest sign-up information is sent home and e-mailed.

Before or After Spring Break during Norski Time (TBA)

    • Current 8th grade band members will perform a "showcase" concert for all 5th grades.

Sunday April 14, 2019

    • Registration Form Closes at 11:59 PM. Sign up for band is still possible after this time, but students that sign up after cannot be considered for alto saxophone or baritone.

Tuesday April 16, 2019 at 7 PM in the 5/6 Gym

    • A required informational meeting for interested students and parents will be held in the 5/6 gym at the middle school. Students and families can then sign up for instrument try-out times and will receive summer school information. Families that cannot make this meeting should schedule an appointment with Mr. Skaleski.

April 22 and 23, 2019 during the school day and after school

    • Final instrument selections will be done, pending alto saxophone and baritone results. Please save these dates on your calendar. Parents / guardians must be present during these times. Each child will have a 15 minute appointment slot.
      • April 22 - 9 to 11 AM; 1 to 8 PM - 15 minute slots
      • April 23 - 1 to 6 PM - 15 minute slots
  • Students will choose whether to commit or not commit to joining band
  • Summer school registration will be finalized for band

After Monday, April 29, 2019

    • Baritone and saxophone choices are made. Students/families must accept alto saxophone or percussion by phone or e-mail by the end of the day on Friday, May 3.

Mid-May, 2019

    • Students asked to pick a 2nd choice instrument must confirm that choice (if applicable).

Late May, 2019

    • Student rentals and purchases should be finalized. Baritone availability is finalized no later than this time; students are informed of availability of instruments. Students should purchase mouthpieces and other equipment as requested.