Band begins for students in the 5th grade. Students will need an instrument to be in band. Rental information is in the back of this handbook. Music teachers will help students to select an instrument. Band members should commit to being in Band for the entire school year, attend weekly lessons and rehearsals and be available to play in the school music concerts throughout the year. Joining Band is a great way to increase overall learning, learn teamwork, and find a creative outlet.

- Commitment to the Program for the entire year.
- Attendance at weekly Rehearsals.
   Rehearsals are usually held before the school day one day a week.
   Parents are responsible for getting their child to school for the weekly   
- Attendance at weekly small group lessons.
   Lessons are scheduled by the music teacher during the school day after
   consulting the child’s classroom teacher.
- Homework: Practice assigned lesson book pages and music 5 days a week,
20 minutes per day
- Performance at school concerts (Winter, Spring, and All-City Festival - dates
will be provided)
- Grades will be given every quarter. Grades are based on attendance and participation at rehearsals and preparation for weekly lessons.