What Happens in 5th Grade Band???
During the 5th grade band rotation, all students will learn the fundamentals of playing the clarinet. Throughout the 9 weeks, we will focus on learning about playing the clarinet, reading music, and about all of the instruments available to students beginning in 6th grade. At the end of each 9 weeks, we will have a band showcase to demonstrate what the students have learned during their band rotation
During the spring semester, we will host two “Meet the Instruments Nights” in the Highland Park Middle School Cafeteria. This night provides every 5th grader with an opportunity to try out all of the instruments that we have in our 6th grade band. If a student would like to have the opportunity to play an instrument other than the one they play during their 5th grade rotation, the must attend one of these events.
We ENCOURAGE ALL 5th grade parents and students to attend on of the the “Meet the Instruments Nights” that are held during the spring semester! You will have the opportunity to see your child work 1:1 with an experienced band director on any of the instruments they would like to try! Detailed information regarding these events will be sent out during the spring semester. We hope to see you all there!
These are ALL come and go events held in the MIS/HPMS Band Hall! We will send out e-mails each quarter with additional information and reminders. If you have ANY questions, please feel free to contact us!