We are SO excited that your son or daughter is interested in being part of our Beginning Band next year!
STILL INTERESTED IN BAND, BUT HAVEN’T PICKED AN INSTRUMENT?
We will be having an additional “make-up” Pick Your Instrument day on Friday, April 23 from 6:00-7:30pm. Sign up for a time slot here.
VIRTUAL PARENT MEETING – RECORDING BELOW
If you missed our Beginning Band parent meeting, it is ok! Here’s the recording you can watch (or re-watch!).
C.A. House Music Information
Information regarding C.A. House Music and their rental options can be found by visiting their website.
Learn About Band and the Instruments
The band directors visited each elementary school in March and gave a presentation about band. For those who missed it, for virtual students, or those who would like to watch again, here is a virtual assembly for you.
First Step… Pick a Time to Try Instruments!
If your child was present at school when we came to talk about band, he/she should have received a handout. Please turn in the 2nd page to your classroom teacher. On it, be sure to select the time you would like to come to the high school to try and select an instrument.
If your child was absent that day, or if he/she is a virtual student that plans to be in-person next year, you may sign up by clicking here.
After Signing Up You Need 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.
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!
If you have any further questions regarding band, please contact your child’s band director.