The elementary band program is for first and second year musicians in grades 4 and 5. Instruction is offered on flute, oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone and percussion (bells and snare drum).
There are two components in elementary band instruction. Students meet in a small in-person or virtual group 30 minute synchronous lesson once per week. Band members also participate in a 45-minute full-band ensemble rehearsal each week.
Students participate in two evening concerts (attendance is required) and two in-school assembly performances.
Throughout lessons and band rehearsals, students will learn play their instruments with: steady tempo, tone quality, breath support, intonation, rhythm, pitch, harmony, articulation, and ensemble skills.