Beginning Band Start Up Entering Gr 6

  2019 Summer Guide
  8/21/2019 - 8/22/2019
  Wed, Thur
  8:00 AM - 1:15 PM
  Forestview Middle School
  1313 - Band Room
  Chuck Carlson

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Joining band for students who will be in 6th grade for the 2019-2020 school year is a two part process. First, students, accompanied by their parents, will have an opportunity to try band instruments in an individually scheduled band screening with one of the band directors. Second, students will attend the beginning band group start up lessons for 2 days in August to learn the basics of how to start playing their new band instrument.
Band Screening appointments will take place during April and May. Students will observe a concert and an informational band session during school in April. Parents will then schedule an appointment online for their child to meet with a band director to try out all instruments. A parent/guardian is required to be at the band screening with the student.
After an instrument is selected at the band screening, parents should register their child for one of the Group Start Up Lessons to take place over two days in August. We are offering the same lessons over 2 different weeks to accommodate family schedules. The first section available to choose from is August 21st and 22nd and the second option is August 29th and 30th. Please choose one of the two day sections. The start up lessons allow the instructors to cover all of the initial information and skills that are needed when school starts such as; how to put their instrument together, produce the first sound on the instrument, how to read music and learn to play the first five notes in their beginning band book. Each day's lesson is one-and-a-half hours with other students who play the same instrument.

Section 1 (must attend both days)
Aug 21, 22 Wed/Thur
8-9:30 am percussion & saxophone
9:45-11:15 am clarinet & trumpet
11:45-1:15 pm flute & trombone/baritone

Section 2 (must attend both days)
Aug. 29, 30 Please note times are different for the 2 days to accommodate teacher workshop schedules.
Aug. 29 Thur (Day 1)
Noon-1:30 percussion and saxophone
1:45-3:15 clarinet and trumpet
3:30-5:00 flute and trombone/baritone

Aug. 30 Friday (Day 2)
8-9:30 am percussion & saxophone
9:45-11:15 am clarinet & trumpet
11:45-1:15 pm flute & trombone/baritone

Event Dates
Event Date Time Location
40011 - Beginning Band Start Up Entering Gr 6Wed  8/21/20198:00 AM-1:15 PMForestview Middle School
40011 - Beginning Band Start Up Entering Gr 6Thu  8/22/20198:00 AM-1:15 PMForestview Middle School