Why join band?
Intermediate band is a great way to not only learn how to play an instrument, but to also make great friends and be a part of a winning organization. Everyone in our band program starts off in one of our beginner band classes where they learn the very basics of both their particular instrument as well as understanding how to read and comprehend music. It is more than okay if you have never played an instrument or read music before joining the band!
If you are currently in 5th grade, make sure you put band as your 1st elective choice on your choice sheet for 6th grade. In order to be part of our band and a Future member of the Clear Springs Charger Band, band must begin in the 6th grade year.
Each spring, we host an instrument selection day for our incoming band students. This is an opportunity to meet the band directors, some of our private lesson teachers, and to see what your instrument options are! Here we will be able to see which instrument you enjoy the most and also which is best suited for you. Once you are placed on an instrument, we will enroll you in the class and give you the materials list of what you will need for the class. Students are expected to have all materials on the first day of school; we recommend doing this as soon as possible!
Here is some general information about the band program that might help answer some of your questions:
– No prior musical experience is necessary.
– There are no outside of school commitments in 6th grade.
– Students can be in band AND athletics
– There are 2-3 concerts a year
– Classes meet daily and are grouped by like instruments.
As your child progresses through our program to a 7th and 8th grade performing band, they will also get to perform in many concerts, compete in full band contests as well as individual competitions, and go on fun and exciting trips. Overall, band is a great learning experience and better yet, it is a lot of fun!
What do you get out of band?
Students build character being in band. Band requires students to work and perfect teamwork, leadership, dedication, and perseverance through music. Students that learn a longterm skill also learn commitment in other things as well.