We are SO excited your son or daughter is interested in joining Sixth Grade Band! Since we are not able to communicate at school, and our meetings have been postponed, we need to get a list of all students who are interested in band. Picking an instrument, and information on how to get an instrument will be communicated via the email address you provide below. If your son or daughter is planning on being in band, please fill out this form (link is below). Contact us with any questions.
If you’ve already filled out this form, please don’t do it again. If you need to change information, contact a band director via email.
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!
At the school instrument assemblies you got a chance to try some instruments. You might already have an idea of what was easy for you to play. That doesn’t mean it’s always going to be easy, but this is a way to give you a great start without a lot of struggling.
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. This was originally going to happen in the spring, but had to be cancelled. Don’t worry – we’ll reschedule them when we can and email you with that information.
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.