Welcome to the Mount Carmel Area Elementary Band Program. The benefits of playing an instrument, both musical and nonmusical, are tremendous and will last a lifetime. According to Music Educator’s National Conference, the National Association for Music Education, the benefits of music education can be grouped in four categories:

• Success in society • Success in life• Success in school • Success in developing intelligence

Our program provides students in grades 4, 5, and 6 an opportunity to learn to play a school band instrument. These include flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone, and percussion (bell kit, w/snare drum and practice pad). Each student will have one 30 minute lesson per 6-day cycle as well as two full band rehearsals. Beginning band does not rehearse as a full group until the 3rd marking period. All lessons are on a rotating schedule so the students are not pulled from the same class.

Please use this site for information on lessons, rehearsals, and concerts.

Nicole Rosko

Elementary Band Director