The date for the Spring Elementary Program has been set for May 16, 2013, at 7 PM. More information for the Band, Chorus, and Recorder students will be sent home as we get closer to the program.

Elementary Band Program
The Elementary Band is made up of students in Grades 5 and 6. If a younger student transfers in, and they are already playing an instrument, they will be accepted into the Band program.

Elementary Lessons
Elementary Lessons are taught once a week at a pre-scheduled time, beginning in the Fifth Grade. 6th Graders who did not start in 5th Grade but are now interested in playing should see Mrs. Guritza, to be added to the program.

During lessons, students will develop the skills they need to play their instrument and to participate in Band. Arrangements are made for make-up lessons for students who miss for whatever reason. Please listen to the daily announcements for the schedule, or talk to Mrs. Guritza.

We ask that Band members practice on a regular basis, preferably every day for 15-20 minutes. Everyday that students play they "take two steps forward"; for everyday they do not play they "take one step back".

Concerts:
6th Grade Band members, who are usually in their second year, practice once a week as a group on Thursdays throughout the year in the Elementary Music Room. Once our 5th Grade members make enough progress they will practice once a week on Wednesdays in the Elementary Music Room. As we get closer to the concert the two bands will practice together.


2012-2013 Concerts:
December 14, 2012 Elementary Christmas Program, morning and afternoon shows (6th Grade Band only)
May 16, 2013 Elementary Band and Chorus Program, 7 PM (5th & 6th Grade Band)