Beginning Band is available to students starting in 4th grade. Instruction is available in Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone and Percussion. Students participate in one 30 minute Small Group Lesson with “Like Instruments” once a week. “Like instruments” means that a Flute player would have a Small Group Lesson with other Flute players. These lessons are pullouts on a rotating schedule which means that your child will be pulled out of a different class one day every week. For example, if your student has a Small Group Lesson at 8:30 on Monday, the next Monday it will be at 9:00, and the following Monday at 9:30, etc. Students also participate in one 30 minute Full Ensemble Rehearsal once a week. Full Ensemble Rehearsal means that all the members of the band meet to learn to play together. Full Ensemble Rehearsals take place during students’ recess on Wednesdays.
Advanced Band is available to students who have played their instrument at least one year, usually 5th graders. Students participate in one 30 minute Small Group Lesson and one 30 minute Full Ensemble Rehearsal once a week. Full Ensemble Rehearsals take place Tuesday mornings from 7:10-7:45.