Band & Orchestra

 Band and Orchestra
(optional classes)
Registration
  If you are interested in playing an instrument in band or orchestra for the 2018-19 school year, please
  
» Sign up now through our Google form

Students can begin playing in the school band at the start of their fifth grade year. 5th Grade students get to choose an instrument;  flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone for band; or violin, viola, cello, bass for orchestra.  With no prior experience necessary, students will learn basics of playing their instruments and music reading fundamentals, Learning an instrument is a rewarding adventure and something that students can enjoy for their whole lives.

Elementary band meets each day for 30 minutes during the school day and is a year-long class.  Students will perform approximately two concerts during the year.  Attendance at concerts is expected for all students. 

By enrolling in band/orchestra and returning the signed syllabus provided by the teacher, band/orchestra members make a commitment to participating in class.  Once enrolled in band/orchestra, a student may leave at the end of a trimester, with written parent consent and principal approval. Please see the principal for any questions or concerns.  This policy ensures commitment and growth throughout the year and encourages positive musical development on a daily basis.  Any change of instrument will be up to Teacher’s discretion, and discussed with the parent and student if this option will help the student be more successful on his/her instrument

Students have access to Band/Orchestra - Google Classroom.  Teachers will be providing helpful videos on how to hold their instrument, first sounds, etc.  This is also a great resource to review and go back to steps taught in the classroom.

 For GOOGLE CLASSROOM, use this link:  https://classroom.google.com
Sign in using your student's account information.

If you have questions, please contact
Jennifer Jennings, Band Teacher         Kelli McAuley, Orchestra Teacher