Playing a musical instrument and participating in a musical organization fosters intellectual, creative, and personal growth. The study of music teaches responsibility, teamwork, mental discipline, creative problem solving, listening skills, and flexible ways of thinking. It's an education for life that provides a lifelong appreciation and enjoyment of music, a sense of personal accomplishment, builds self confidence, and is FUN!
Our band program provides every 5th & 6th grade student an opportunity to learn to play a school band instrument. These include flute, clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone, and percussion (bells, snare drum, bass drum, and auxiliary percussion).
Beginning band is available to all 5th grade students. In this class, students will learn how to assemble, care for, and begin to play an instrument. No previous instruction is required. In band, students can learn to play woodwinds (flute, clarinet, alto sax, and tenor sax), brass (trumpet / cornet, french horn, trombone, and baritone), or percussion (snare drum, bass drum, bells, and auxiliary percussion).
Advanced band is available to all 6th grade students. In this class, students will build on their fundamental skills and learn to play more complex music in a variety of styles. Previous experience, such as a completed year of Beginning Band, is expected but not required.