BE A PART OF THE BAND!
Check out the MISD Junior High Band Recruitment Video!!
This video was sent to all elementary schools and shared on social media by the district - if you haven't seen it yet, take a look and be a part of the band!!
HELLO INCOMING BEGINNING BAND STUDENTS & PARENTS!
We are so excited that you joined band and we can't wait to meet you!
We recently received our list of students currently signed up for beginning band and are now ready to take the next step of selecting instruments! There are some things you can do to help make the process even easier than it already is!
Use the menu at the top of this page, to visit the DIRECTORS, INSTRUMENT VIDEOS, PLAEMENT SIGN UP, FAQs, and PHOTOS pages.
Visit this page to learn more about the Alamo Scout Band Directors, Mrs. Mackay & Mr. Rose!
On this page you'll find introductory videos for every instrument offered in beginning band, as well as an up close video on how to buzz for brass instruments and how you form an embouchure (your mouth) for woodwind instruments.
The recruitment video above gives you a very generic overview of the instruments, but the videos on the VIDEO page go a bit more in depth with each instrument. Keep an open mind when watching the videos and think about which ones you would like to play. (Feel free to watch the videos in multiple sittings if you'd like - we tried to make them as informative and short as possible!)
Here you can see all of the information regarding instrument placement days.
Every year we use our years of experience to help students make their final instrument selection based on what the student thinks they want to play as well as what we feel they will be most successful on. In meeting face to face, we can help troubleshoot any issues students have when trying instruments and see what they are most natural on. We prefer to have all students placed before the school year starts, but understand that there can be scheduling issues that arise in the summer. Please visit the PLACEMENT page for more information.
We ask that you do not purchase anything for beginning band until you have attended an instrument placement day and receive a materials list from the directors.
Here you will find some of the most frequently asked questions we get every year. If you have a question about beginning band, check there first! If you do not find an answer, feel free to e-mail the directors and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!
Visit this page to see some photos of past and current Alamo Band members!
Thank you for being a part of the band! We are so excited to have you and can't wait to meet you!
Stacy Mackay & Brian Rose, Alamo Band Directors