Welcome Back Band Parents and Students!
Parents and students, please take a look at the "GMS Band Handbook" link. There you will find information you will need to know about our band program.
Beginning band Students will use a method book for band titled, "Tradition of Excellence". This Method book is a great new tool for students to practice their instruments at home and in class. Here is an example of a book for Tuba.
In previous years, we used to conduct instrument fittings to see which instrument suits your child. This year, we will have to do things differently. I will allow students to pick their top three favorite instruments and have them choose their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice. Please note that every one cannot be in percussion. I can only have a certain number of instruments in each class depending on the class size.
Please take note that I will need to balance out the classroom to make sure we have a proper blend of instruments. This being the case, your child may get their first or second choice in an instrument.
If your child is interested in drums (percussion), please be advised that in order for students to be in the percussion section, it will be MANDATORY that they have posses a great amount of self-control. This way we can have an orderly classroom and a suitable environment for learning to take place. If your child cannot control him/herself in the percussion section during class, they will be removed from the percussion section and asked to choose a different instrument or choose another elective better suited for them.
If anyone should have any questions or may be confused about why this is necessary, please email or call me and I will be happy to speak with you.
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