Regina Elementary Band

Welcome to the Regina Elementary Band website!

My name is Mrs. Glass, and I have been teaching music for 20 years. My main instruments are clarinet and piano, but I also play flute, saxophone, trumpet, horn, euphonium, trombone, tuba, percussion, and violin.

In 5th and 6th grade, students may choose to participate in band at Regina. Students have a 20 minute lesson once a week.

5th Grade Band

5th Grade Band: How to get started. Click here for more details.

At the beginning of 5th grade, students learn the basics of playing their instrument by learning skills such as instrument assembly, proper instrument care, tone production, articulation, and music reading. Students use Standard of Excellece Book 1 in their lessons and in band class throughout the year. By the end of the year, 5th graders should be proficient in reading and playing the music in this method book. In addition to the lessons books, students also will work on full band music. Through full ensemble activities, students learn basic ear training, improvisation, music theory, and composition skills. By playing in band, students learn the basic elements of ensemble playing, rehearsal etiquette, and concert ettiquette.

Click here for information on getting started in 5th grade band, including the supply list for each instrument.

How much should my student practice? Click here for more information.

How do you practice an instrument? Click here for more information.


6th Grade Band

6th grade band builds upon the skills learned in 5th grade band. In lessons, students work out of Standard of Excellence Book 2. New notes and rhythms are introduced along with new musical skills such as cut time, compound meter, and major/minor mode. Students continue to work on ear training, improvisation, music theory, and composition skills through class activities.

Click here for the supply list for 6th grade band.

How much should my student practice? Click here for more information.

How do you practice an instrument? Click here for more information.


Click here for the elementary band wish list.


PISA (Parents in Support of the Arts)

PISA is a Regina parent organization that raises funds to support ALL the arts programs at Regina, grades K-12. PISA supports art, music, band, choir, orchestra, speech, drama (plays and musicals) for both elementary and junior high/high school. If you are interested in joining PISA, finding out more about PISA, or helping with one of PISA's fundraisers or arts support efforts, please see the PISA section of Regina's website at https://regina.org/pisa/


Why learn to play a musical instrument? Check out this TED-talk that explains the impact of playing a musical instrument on brain development.