Welcome to 5th Grade:
The 5th Grade Instrumental Music Program is a year-long, performance course. The band curriculum provides large group (morning band rehearsal) and small group (lesson) instruction. Students perform two concerts each year and have the opportunity to participate in small ensemble. I teach the 5th grade Band Program at both Deerwood Elementary and Glacier Hills School of Arts & Science.
I believe every child should participate in instrumental music. I work with all band students at their ability level to help them read music, play their instrument, listen and work cooperatively with other musicians, and use music as a tool for expression. Additional benefits that strengthen each year your child continues in band: future college scholarship opportunity, possible career opportunities; learning to play an instrument has been proven in multiple studies to increase intelligence and enhance one's quality of life in the process, and/or a future hobby that can be enjoyed throughout life, and much more. I encourage you to sign your child up for band if you have not already and help nurture your child's musical creativity and opportunities for years to come.
If you have any questions for me, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to working with your child!