All About Band
6th Grade Band
The 6th grade band meets in two classes. The brass class contains the trumpets, French Horns, trombones, baritones, and tubas. The woodwind/percussion class contains the flutes, oboes, clarinets, saxophones, bassoons, and percussionist.
Both classes will use the method book Sound Innovations, but will also receive supplement material throughout the year.
7th and 8th Grade Bands
The 7th and 8th grade band classes will each meet as a full band this year. The 7th grade band will use Traditions of Excellence Book 2 and Foundations for Superior Performance in Band. The 8th grade band will use the same book along with the Habits of a Highly Successful Middle School Musician they had in 7th grade. Both classes will also be given supplemental material throughout the school year.
All band students will, as a part of their band fee, receive a subscription to SmartMusic. SmartMusic is a web-based suite of music education tools that support efficient practice, allowing them to progress faster than practicing alone at home. Students will be given assignments in SmartMusic over the course of each nine weeks.