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Instrumental Music

Benefits Of Music


  • Increased spatial skills for math.
  • Higher level of self-confidence, problem solving, and communication skills.  
  • Creative expression.
  • Higher test scores.
  • Common Core Standards
  • Greater success in life.

Band and Strings Schedule 16-17:

  • Instrumental Music Class begins the week of August 30th, 2021.
  • Please look at the final instrumental music schedule when it is sent out and posted in the locker to the right!


  • Students will be able to identify the different parts of their instruments.
  • Students will be able to finger and play notes with proper technique and breath control.
  • Students will be able to read and write simple music notation.
  • Students will be able to identify and understand basic music symbols and terms.
  • Students will be responsible and practice at least 60 minutes weekly.
  • Students will learn to love music and see how much fun it is!

Student Responsibilities:

  • Students need to be prepared before class by practicing their instrument.
  • Students need to bring their instrument, a pencil, their laptop and music folder to every class.
  • Students will be respectful of each other, the teacher, and all equipment in the room.

Books, Instruments and Supplies

Method Books:

  • Beginning BandEssential Elements Interactive #
  • Advanced BandEssential Elements Interactive #1
  • Beginning StringsEssential Elements Interactive  for Strings #1
  • Advanced StringsEssential Elements Interactive for strings #1

 Instruments and Supplies: 

**All cases must be labeled with students First and Last Name!

  • Flute…… rod and cotton cloth
  • Clarinet… swab, cork grease, 1 box of reeds (size 2)
  • Alto swab, cork grease, neck strap, 1 box of reeds (size 2)
  • Trumpet….............valve oil
  • Trombone…..........slide oil, slide grease
  • Violin……..............rosin, shoulder rest, bow
  • Cello…..................rosin, bow, foot stopper
  • Drums ................. drum pad and a pair of beginning sticks for school.  Optional Snare drum                                      for  home use

Concert Uniform

 Concert Uniform

*It is important to remember that this is not a solo recital, but a group performance which is why we all need to abide by the concert uniform.

 *No jeans or shorts will be allowed!

  • White shirt (long or short sleeved)
  • Black pants
  • Black socks
  • Black shoes

***** We currently have NO concerts scheduled at this time.



Concert Dates

No Concerts schedules at this time.

Instrumental Music Locker
9/27/10 10:10 AM

*Frequently Asked Questions

*What is a Band instrument?

  -Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Drums 

* What is a String instrument?

   - Violin, Viola, Cello

*Who is instrumental music class for?

   -4th and 5th graders

*Do you need any experience to join?

   -No experience is required.

*Where do I sign up for class?

   -The registration form is in the online portal.

*How do I get an instrument for my son or daughter?

  -For all instruments it is best to go to the local music store.  

   WIth the violin and cello your child will need to be measured for the proper size instrument.

*How much do I have to pay?

  - $25.00 donation for supplies if you wish.

*Can my son or daughter quit mid season?

  - No, this is a year long program.

Instrumental Music Locker
9/27/10 10:10 AM