A. GROUP LESSONS
1 Instrumentalists in grades 6, 7 and 8 will participate in group lessons in place of music class.
2 Instrumentalists in grade 5 will participate in a group lesson once, in place of general music in each 6 day cycle. A schedule will be provided monthly.
3 The focus during class will be on basic instrumental musicianship, including instrumental performance, music theory and music history.
4 Points of emphasis will include instrument care, posture, embouchure, hand position, tone production, tone quality, intonation, articulation, dynamics, melodic phrasing, and harmonic awareness.
B. BAND REHEARSALS
1 The TPS Concert Band is for second year players and beyond, usually grades six, seven and eight. The TPS Concert band rehearsals are Tuesday mornings, 7:30 AM to 8:15 AM in room 100.
3 The TPS Beginning Band is for first year players, usually grade 5, Beginning band rehearsals will begin in Mid-January, and will run Wednesday mornings, 7:30 AM to 8:15 AM in the band room
1. The Concert Band performs a Holiday Concert and Spring Concert and possibly travels to a music festival Additional performances include the Art Show, Flag Day and Graduation.
2.` The Beginning Band performs at the Spring Concert and the Art Show. There is no Holiday Concert for the beginning band.