Beginner Band Class

  • Beginner Instrument Evaluations

    Posted by Kristina McRaney on 9/7/2022

    Hello Beginner Band Parents and Students!

    We are wrapping up the beginner band student instrument evaluations.  By the end of this week (9.9.22), all students should know what instrument they are playing.  

    We plan to start with instruments on September 19th.  The first couple of weeks will go slowly as we learn how to start our first sounds on mouthpieces, maintenance and assembly.  Be patient, it will be worth it!

    Let's Go Band!

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  • Expectations for the first few weeks

    Posted by Kristina McRaney on 8/23/2022


    Students will have an instrument evaluation to help students, families and director determine the student’s instrument. This is planned as an opportunity for the student, the director, and family to observe natural tendencies and reactions to a chance to play on each instrument available to beginning band students. 

    Parent/Guardian should sign up for an Evaluation time that works with your schedule. This is such an eye-opening experience for families watching their student through the evaluation and helps everyone when making the choice for their band instrument.

    The first two weeks of beginner band will be procedures, music reading fundamentals and setting up the basics for each instrument. This will allow families time to acquire instruments and supplies. Be patient with the process. We will start slow to gain good solid routines and fundamentals. By the 2nd nine weeks, you should start hearing simple songs at home.  

    It will be a great journey from your first day of playing to the Spring Concert at the end of the year!

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