The elementary band program is designed to help students build a foundation of musical skills while playing a band instrument. Emphasis is placed on learning to read and understand written music notation including letter names, note types and rest values. Students develop physical skills such as proper posture and breathing, and producing a quality tone while playing their instrument.
The elementary band is open to all students in grades 4 through 6. Instruments that are offered are: flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, alto and tenor saxophone, trumpet, cornet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, bells and percussion.
Students meet once a week in small groups of like instruments for a one half hour lesson. Students also meet weekly as a large ensemble in preparation for performances. Performances include Band o Rama, and the Spring Concert