Bands at a Glance

5th Grade Band

First year Band students learn how to assemble/disassemble their instrument correctly, play with a characteristic tone quality, read musical notation, play with a steady beat, and play in a large ensemble. Brass and Percussion have Band on Mondays and Wednesdays. Woodwinds have Band on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All Band students have Band on Fridays.

6th Grade Band

Second year band students continue to develop and expand the skills they learned in 5th Grade. Brass and Percussion have Band on Mondays and Wednesdays. Woodwinds have Band on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All Band students have Band on Fridays.

7th Grade Band

These students are becoming more mature, independent musicians. They have opportunities to perform in Solo & Ensemble Adjudicated Events and Honor Bands. They perform more frequently throughout the school year. The 7th Grade Band meets 5 days a week.

8th Grade Band

These students are preparing for High School Band. They have a strong command of their instrument and music reading. They are ready for higher levels of performance. Marching Band techniques are introduced. In addition to 7th Grade Band opportunities, they also have a performance with the Cardinal Pride Marching Band. The 8th Grade Band meets 5 days a week.