All students in 4th grade may chose to begin learning a band instrument. We offer: Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Baritone, Trombone, and Percussion. Lessons meet for 30 minutes during the day, and rehearsals are held during school when we near the concert. The Beginner Band performs at our annual spring concert on May 14, 2020.
Additional Information: Upon joining Beginner Band, you will need to rent an instrument* (there are several music stores in the area that offer rentals) and purchase a copy of Essential Elements 2000 (there is a newer version just called Essential Elements, but will say compatible with Essential Elements 2000 on it). All of the beginner lessons are taught from this book, and your student will be unable to practice without it. You can find the sign-up form on our "Documents and Forms" page, and check our "Lesson Schedules" page for lesson times.
If you have any questions regarding Beginner Band or if your student would like to join, please contact Mr. Gerrard.
*We have several of the larger instruments available for students to borrow free of charge such as trombone, baritone, and french horn. Contact Mr. Gerrard if your student is interested in playing one of these instruments. Percussionists need to purchase drum sticks and a drum pad instead of renting an instrument.