Hello, bienvenidas, bem-vinda!
Welcome to the Long Branch Middle School Instrumental Music Program! Join us for an exciting musical journey open to all students in grades 6 through 8! Whether you're continuing your musical adventure from elementary school or starting fresh as a new member, our program has something special for everyone. Our Instrumental Music Program currently offers a full-year concert band, exploratory band, and hoping to start up a brand new jazz band and smaller ensembles for the 2023-2024 school year!
New band students will have the fantastic opportunity to learn how to play an instrument and read music. Our dedicated band director will guide you through the basics, ensuring a solid foundation for your musical growth.
For continuing band students, the journey doesn't end – it evolves! You'll have the chance to master your instruments and dive deeper into new fundamentals that will elevate your skills and musicianship.
No worries if you don't have an instrument yet! Band instruments are easily accessible through rentals from local music companies, purchases from a music store, or borrowing from the school. We'll provide all the information you need during class discussions in September. If you have an instrument of your own from home, you are more than welcome to use it in the middle school program!
To make the most of your musical experience, we encourage all students to practice at home daily for a minimum of 20-25 minutes. Regular practice not only helps you understand the material taught in class but also enhances your overall performance on your instrument. Stay connected and up-to-date with the LBMS Band program by visiting this webpage frequently. We'll keep you informed about upcoming events and more. Additionally, be sure to follow our LBMS Band social media channels for even more updates and insights.
Embark on a musical journey like no other with the Long Branch Middle School Band program this year! Our vision is to take a nostalgic trip back in time, embracing the cherished traditions and values of the old instrumental music program. We aim to revamp these time-honored elements, tailoring them to enrich the experiences of our current students and those yet to join our band family.
By blending the best of the past with fresh innovations, we're dedicated to nurturing a program that stands out as one of the premier middle school band programs in Monmouth and Ocean County. Our focus is on providing comprehensive musical education, fostering a love for music, and promoting camaraderie among our talented students. With a blend of old and new traditions and values, we are committed to creating an inspiring and inclusive environment where each student can thrive as a musician and an individual.
Together, let's make history and restore the Long Branch Middle School Band program to its rightful place among the finest in the region. Join us on this extraordinary journey of musical excellence as it is the start of something new! Together We Can!