Regina Elementary Band
US Army Field Band instrument demonstration video.
5th graders! Check out this video to get an idea of the look and sound of each instrument in the band. At the beginning of the school year, all 5th graders will try flute, clarinet, trumpet, and trombone.
Welcome to the Regina Elementary Band website!
My name is Mrs. Glass, and I have been teaching music for 18 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 receive full group instruction twice weekly for 40 minutes (once a week for students who participate in both band and orchestra). Students also receive a 20 minute pull-out lesson once a week.
5th Grade Band
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 to play for concerts. 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.
5th grade band students are given formal individual assessments four times per year to monitor progress. 5th grade band students get to share their achievements as a group with friends and family at the Christmas concert on December 10, 2019 and the Spring Concert on May 12, 2020.
Click here for information on getting started in 5th grade band, including the supply list for each instrument.
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.
In 6th grade, students have the option to participate in a before school jazz band. There will also be an opportunity to prepare music in small ensembles or as a solo to play in a 6th grade recital and/or at Solo and Ensemble Festival.
6th grade band students will have formal individual assessments four times per year to monitor progress. 6th grade band students get to share their achievements as a group with family and friends through two performances during the year: Christmas concert December 10, 2019, and Spring Concert May 12, 2020.
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/