Welcome to our beginner band program!
Your child’s participation in our program is beneficial in many ways. Music students are engaged daily in a highly creative performing art that stimulates growth in areas of the human brain that no other discipline can. This growth effortlessly transfers into your student’s academic life. In addition, our music students will develop traits such as teamwork, responsibility, dedication, self- discipline, social skills, confidence, leadership and dependability. Membership in our music program will give all a sense of accomplishment, pride, and respect as the students develop musical and personal skills that will enrich their lives.
The beginner band is a course created for 6th grade students with limited or no prior instrument experience. Instrument choices include flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba, and percussion. This is a year long elective course that meets daily for 45 minutes.
Please note: If your child has any interest in learning to play a band instrument, it is highly recommended that your child start in our 6th grade beginner band. It is much more difficult to join band in 7th or 8th grade as most of the students in 7th and 8th grade band have graduated from our beginner program. 7th and 8th grade band courses do not cover the basics of playing a string instrument.
Beginner band students are expected to practice outside of class for no less than 90 minutes per week. Students will submit weekly practice charts to ensure at home practice is occurring. Additionally, beginner band students will participate in a minimum of 3 concerts. Concert dates may be found on our calendar page.
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