Instrumental Music

Meeting Times:

4th & 5th Grade: 1 Year Players
Tuesday @ 12:35
Thursday @ 1:50

5th Grade: 2nd Year Players
Tuesday @ 1:30
Thursdays @1:20

6th Grade: 2nd Year Players



Instruments of Choice:

Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Bells/Perc., Violin, Viola, or Cello. Rental instruments are advised. However, if you choose to use a family or friend “hand me down” instrument, or one you have found online, please consult with the teacher so I can assure you it is in proper working condition and an adequate model to ensure your child’s success.


The major goal of the beginning experience is to provide a solid base of musical skills and techniques, while providing an opportunity for students to have fun making music with others.  This is accomplished through weekly lessons, group rehearsals and school concerts.

The program is available to all students in 4th,  5th, and 6th Grade interesting in learning a band or orchestra instrument. Students receive instruction in a small group once a week for 30-45 minutes in grade level and/or like-ability groupings.  Lessons are scheduled so students will have as little interruption in their daily schedules as possible. Students are expected to practice on a daily basis for homework.

Extra Lessons:



Book: Band & Strings: Essential Elements 2000
4th-Bk. 1, 5th & 6th-Bk. 1 & 2 (spring), 7th & 8th, Bk. 3

Flute – Silk Cleaning Swab, Polishing Cloth
Clarinet, Alto Saxophone – 3 Pack of Reeds, Silk Cleaning Swab, Polishing Cloth, Cork Grease
Trumpet, Trombone – Bottle of Valve/Slide Oil Polishing Cloth
Violin, Viola, Cello – Cake of Rosin, Everest Shoulder Rest (Violin/Viola only), Polishing Cloth
Bells/Perc. – Mallets, SD1 Drum Sticks, Practice Pad


Christmas Musicale – Dec. 12, 2014

Spring Concert in May

Various Chapel Events

Other Offerings