In this ensemble, your student will have the privilege and opportunity to learn a new instrument or continue on an instrument, gain an appreciation for ensemble music, as well as develop an understanding of fundamental playing technique and appropriate performance etiquette.
Beginning Band may comprise of students in 5th – 8th Grades, and will meet during the week.
There is no fee to participate in this ensemble, aside from rental and instrument maintenance.
Students are suggested to choose from the following instruments:
Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone/Euphonium, Percussion (Snare Drum and/or Mallet Instrument).
Tuba is still quite large for most students to handle, while Oboe, French Horn and Strings are not recommended for beginning players. Students interested in string instruments should seek private lessons.
You and your child are responsible for renting and maintaining your student’s instrument. There are a few instruments that are available to be “borrowed” for the school year, but proper maintenance of the instrument is still expected. Here are a few stores that are recommended for rental and finding the appropriate instrument for your child. These stores are also excellent sources for private lessons. You are encouraged to take advantage of these programs, as the ensemble has limited time together: