Band Overview

  • Band

    Elementary Beginning Band (grade 6)

    • Traditional wind and percussion instruments
    • Recruitment begins in the spring of the students’ 5th grade year
    • The band teachers assess students to match the student with instruments that he/she will most likely be successful
    • Instruction begins fall of the 6th grade year and continues through high school
    • Large and small group instruction occur during the school day


    Middle School Band (grades 7-8)

    • Prerequisite: One Year of band for 7th grade band. Two years of band for 8th grade band or by audition
    • Traditional wind and percussion instruments
    • 7th graders are together and 8th graders are together
    • Large group bands meets 2-3 times per week and is part of the students’ regular class schedule
    • Individual or small group lessons during the day – pull out of classes
    • Other ensembles may be available

    High School Band (grades 9-12)
    Prerequisite: 3 years of band or by audition

    • Traditional wind and percussion instruments
    • 9th graders are together
    • Upper grade bands are by audition and/or director approval
    • Band class meets 2 to 5 times per week depending on the ensemble and is part of the students’ regular class schedule
    • Individual or small group lessons during the day – pull out of classes
    • Other ensembles may be available