2015 - 2016
Our Spiring Concert is approaching soon!!! The 1 - 5 Spring Concert is on Wednesday, May 27th. The Spring Concert Form will be available soon for more information. Your child will also be bringing this form home. Please sign and return the bottom portion as soon as possible. There are recordings of the songs on the instrument pages below so that students can practice along at home. See you there!
Beginning Band is an excellent opportunity for your child(ren) to learn how to play an instrument, read music, learn responsibility, and learn teamwork in a noncompetitive environment. Packets of information will be going out to students soon that will hopefully answer many questions. I am a firm believer that ALL students should be able to participate in band if they are interested. Below are some commonly asked questions:
Q: Will band interfere with sports?
A: No. Band lessons and full group rehearsals occur during the school day. Performances and games are scheduled in advance around each other.
Q: What if I don't have an instrument?
A: There are many options for getting and instrument: buying new or used, renting, or borrowing. I can help you. We can discuss options and what's best for your family. I can also help you locate low cost, good quality instruments. Please contact me.
Q: How much do I have to practice?
A: For the first few months I recommend only 5 - 10 minutes five times a week. After that, 20 minutes five times a week is enough to keep students playing at grade level.