6th Grade Band

Sixth Grade Band curriculum picks up where 5th grade band left off last spring. We rehearse Monday through Thursday each week during the school day, plus have weekly lessons on our instruments.

In September, the band reviews 5th grade band curriculum, recalling articulations, dynamics, and other elements of music as they relate to playing our instruments.

In October/November, the students need to purchase the next book we'll use in lessons and rehearsals: Traditions of Excellence Book 2. If your child does not have this book yet, I can order it for you and have it delivered to the school.

6th grade curriculum moves beyond the very beginner skills learned in 5th grade band.  Parts in concert music increase in complexity, as students gain more independence musically.  This opens the door to different timbres and sound effects throughout the band, as students explore the combinations of timbres used in contemporary band repertoire.

The first concert of the year is in December, and the final concert is in May.  The concert dates can be found by clicking the "Performance Dates" link to your left.