Band is offered to students in the 5th through 8th grades as a whole-year course.
5th graders begin on instruments, progressing through various styles of music through 8th grade.
5th and 6th graders have band in sectionals and as a full group. Each student has band three days per week and 1-2 study halls with their home classroom.
7th and 8th graders participating in both choir and band will have choir on Tuesday and Thursday and band on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
To maintain a successful program, it is important that parents and students discuss and agree that being a member of the band involves a personal commitment to the rehearsal schedule and the performances of the group. Band members are expected to be in good academic standing, to maintain good behavior and keep a positive attitude. Students will be graded mainly on their performance in class rehearsals, practicing, and at concerts.