Our Band program is a concert band. The students in these classes learn to play woodwind instruments (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone), brass instruments (trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, tuba), and percussion (bells, snare drum, bass drum, and auxiliary percussion such as triangle, cow bell, tambourine, chimes, etc).
For the 2021-2022 school year we are offering Beginner as well as Intermediate Band. All the students are focusing on the fundamentals of music: learning to read music, music theory, playing their chosen instrument, and playing in tune. In subsequent years we will be adding Advanced Band (equal to an 8th or 9th grade band), where the students will expand their skills to include: fine-tuning intonation, building on the music theory they learned the previous year, such as sixteenth notes, triplets, syncopated rhythms, etc.
Beginner Band starts at 5th grade. Students younger than 5th grade may be admitted on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the band director. Intermediate Band requires a MINIMUM of 1 year playing experience either in a previous band class, or with private lessons.
All bands run through 12th grade. Students who have graduated and wish to continue playing may do so.
Additionally, we welcome parents who want to join in! If you played an instrument in your past and want to join us, we would love to have you! If you are wanting to learn an instrument, we welcome you as well!
Please note: we are a concert band program. These programs do NOT include drum set, guitar, or piano. Private instruction for piano is available by the music teacher.