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Our Band Offers…

  • Beginning Band: For students with no previous band experience (grades 4-12). Each weekly rehearsal is one half-hour long, with an additional half-hour group lesson. Beginners typically start with group lessons only for the first few weeks. At the beginning of October, Beginning Band practices for the first time as a complete group. Beginning band meets Thursday morning.


  • Concert Band: For students who have played their instruments for at least one year. Each weekly rehearsal is one half-hour long, with an additional half-hour group lesson. Concert Band meets Thursday mid-morning to mid-afternoon.


  • Pops Band: For students who have completed Essential Elements Book 2 and above. This group includes Symphonic and Concert Band members. The Pops Band rehearses one half-hour every other week. Pops Band meets Thursday mid-afternoon.


  • Symphonic Band: For experienced band students, by audition (for chair placement). Symphonic Band rehearsal is one hour each week.  Symphonic Band meets Thursday afternoon.


  • Ensembles: For Symphonic Band members only. We have a Flute Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Woodwind (clarinet/saxophone) Ensemble, and a Percussion Ensemble. The Ensembles rehearse one half-hour every other week. Ensembles meet Thursday mid-afternoon.


Band Placement

Band Placement is by audition so your child gets the best experience possible!  As a new member, they will have an audition to see which band they should be in and then that will detrmine what time of day they need to be on-campus.