Beginning Band & Concert Band
Students will develop beginning and intermediate instrumental music skills including the fundamentals of performing in an ensemble in a welcoming and engaging environment.
•Introduce and review basic music reading skills
•Learn to assemble, care for, and play their instrument
•Learn to play both alone and as a part of an ensemble
•Use a guided method to teach and assess basic skills and concepts
•Play basic major scales and learn basic music theory
•Learn many new terms describing dynamics, form, tempo, ensemble, rhythm, etc.
•Praise the Lord with instruments! (Psalm 150)
Students can either provide a functional band instrument of their own or will receive information about options to rent or purchase an instrument from a nearby instrument provider. Consistent practice on the instrument is key to success in band. We will prepare Christmas and Spring concerts outside of the school day. We encourage families and friends to attend.
Beginning in fourth grade, students are invited to participate in band.