This course is designed to teach students the basic fundamentals of a band instrument (Brass, Woodwind and Percussion). The course covers selections and care of instruments, correct playing position, reading music, and awareness of rhythm and pitch. Students will be placed into appropriate band classes by the band director after an interview to see what instrument is appropriate for the student’s physical skills. There is no prior study or prerequisite needed for participation in the band program. Students are expected to practice regularly and will perform three concerts throughout the year. (Instrument arrangements will be made upon instrument selection.)
Mrs. Black teaches the beginning woodwind classes, including: flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone and bassoon.
Mr. Smith teaches beginning brass classes, including: trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium and tuba.
Mr. Wallace teaches the beginning percussion class.