4th and 5th Grade Band
4th Grade Band:
Students are given the opportunity to try a band instrument in 4th grade. The instrument selection process begins in September and weekly, 30-minute group lessons begin in early October. A beginning band forms in late January and students perform in the Spring Concert at the end of the school year. The practice expectation for all band students is 15-20 minutes, five times a week.
5th Grade Band:
Students who played an instrument in 4th grade may continue on with weekly, 30-minute group lessons and weekly, large group band rehearsals in 5th grade. 5th grade band students perform in both the Winter and Spring Concerts. These band students also have the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities such as MCSMA (Monroe County School Music Association) and NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) Solo Festivals. Other opportunities such as participation in our district-wide Prism Concert are also available for 5th grade band students. The practice expectation for all band students is 15-20 minutes, five times a week. Students who may want to begin an instrument in 5th grade are give the opportunity to do so in September along with the beginning 4th graders.