5th Grade Band
The 5th grade concert band meets on Tuesdays at 2:35pm and is directed by Caryn Brocklebank. It is open to any fifth grader interested in playing a band instrument. Students who wish to begin an instrument in 5th grade willl participate in beginning band first before performing with the 5th grade band. Shuttle buses are available for after school ensemble rehearsals.
In addition to weekly rehearsals, students participate in weekly sectional rehearsals that are based on a rotating schedule throughout the day.
Attending the required weekly large group rehearsals is essential to a quality experience for the student and ensures excellence in the music program. Missing three or more rehearsals or three or more lessons/sectionals can hinder student progress and may hinder the musical progress of the student. Of course, situations arise and we always encourage speaking with the director to work through this - child, parent and teacher. The ensemble director will notify you if your student has missed a third rehearsal or third ensemble/sectional so that you are aware of the situation.
Concert Band is a co-curricular program and students are graded on a letter scale: O = Outstanding, S = Satisfactory, and U = Unsatisfactory. Rehearsal attendance, sectional attendance, participation, and attitude are the contributing factors to students grades.