Lessons are offered on the following instruments for 4th and 5th grade students:
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, Percussion, Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass.
Lessons are held once a week for 35 minutes. Students are pulled from one of their other classes, once a week, by instrument group. The schedule rotates so students won't miss the same time period every week. Our large ensembles, 5th grade Band and Orchestra, and 6th grade Band and Orchestra, rehearse once a week, during Extentions time.
Fourth and Fifth Grade students participating in instrumental music will receive a grade each marking period. Grades are calculated on a weekly basis for each lesson, and based on being prepared for class, evidence of practice and improvement on exercises assigned in the method book, as well as individual and group performance in the lesson. Students will also help design and use self evaluation forms, to reflect on their playing and identify areas to improve. All grades are based on a 10 point system.