FIRST STEP… SIGN UP FOR AN APPOINTMENT TO TRY INSTRUMENTS
We are SO excited that your son or daughter is interested in being part of our Beginning Band next year!
Our Instrument Selection Days will begin soon. Sign up by clicking the link below, or scan the QR code in your child’s handout.
DID YOU MISS THE ASSEMBLY?
The band directors visit each elementary school to give a presentation about band. For those who missed it, or for those who would like to watch again, here is a virtual assembly for you.
DO YOU NEED THE HANDOUT FROM THE ASSEMBLY?
Click here for the current handout. This is where you will find out how to sign up for an appointment to select an instrument.
HOW TO Choose an Instrument
What Instruments Do I Enjoy?
Who decides what you enjoy? You do! The band director can’t tell you what you like, and neither can your parents. This is all about your favorites.
Learn about all of our options by watching these cool videos. Write down your favorites. These are the ones you will want to try first when we are able to do so. Try to pick a few that you like, because sometimes what you like isn’t always what you would be the best at.
Flute Clarinet Saxophone
Trumpet Trombone Percussion
What Instruments Do I Naturally Get a Good Sound On?
How do you know what is a natural fit? A professional tells you after your try them. This is something you or your parents won’t be able to know by yourself. Trust the experts!
Eventually, you’ll be able to try out the instruments you like at one of the Instrument Selection Days. We’ll spend more time with you to make sure you are able to produce a sound easily.
What Instruments Does the Band Need?
The only people who have this answer are the band directors. They know how many want to play each instrument and how many of each we need. They are trying to build a great team… so trust them!
The popularity of instruments varies from year to year, but we always need a balanced group. If we get too many of one instrument and not enough of another, the band doesn’t sound as good as it should. If you have two instruments remaining after completing the first two steps above, you want to pick the one that the band needs more of! Be a team player… this makes you a band hero!
C.A. House Music Information
Representatives from our local music store, C.A. House Music, will be present at all Instrument Selection Day appointments. They will be able to answer all of your questions on this day. Information regarding C.A. House Music and their rental options can also be found by visiting their website.
We will answer all of your questions at you Instrument Selection Day appointment.
If you have any further questions regarding band, please contact your child’s band director by email.