Band/Orchestra HandBook Packet Gives parents all they need to know!
Playing a band or string instrument will be required for all 5th grade students.
In the spring, 4th grade students received a 4 week unit in their weekly general music class on woodwinds, brass, strings, and percussion and were given and instrument preference assessment. This gave students the information to choose which instrument fits them. At the conclusion of this unit Mrs. Barca-Hall asked each student for their top 3 choices. Based on their choices were assigned an instrument when they returned to school as a 5th grader this fall. 5th grade students participate in PE, Spanish and Computers as the instrument specific groups. Students receive two 50 minutes classes for instrumental instruction each week.
What instruments can I play? Violin, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, and Percussion
Does your student want to play something not mentioned?
Take private lessons! Just remember the following:
- Percussion students (drums) must learn to play the bell kit (glockenspiel) first before moving on to bass and snare drum.
- All double reed instruments (oboe and bassoon) and French Horn are welcome but students must have private lessons.
- If your student is interested in low instruments (bass clarinet, tenor/baritone saxophone, tuba) Begin on their relative basic instrument (clarinet, alto sax, baritone)