Schedule Update

Greetings!

Welcome back to band!  We have a new and exciting year of making music planned for you!  Please be patient as we tweak our schedule to maximize instruction for every band member!  We are fortunate to have a wonderful new home for our ensemble at First Baptist Church.  We have storage, rehearsal space, and room for individual instruction!

Due to time and schedule restraints set by our location the last few years, we have had to limit instruction time to finish band by a reasonable hour. Having to choose, we focused on the younger groups at the cost of proper development of our concert band level students. In our new location, we are now able to better distribute time and quality instruction to ALL our groups and are excited to have new instructors to help balance our expertise. In order to refocus our efforts and distribute equitable instruction for all levels, we are going to be increasing the instruction time for concert band, and plan to move to a two day schedule for all band levels by next year. Students new to concert band (coming from intermediate last year) will still need to meet on Thursdays for the additional instruction needed to be properly prepared to participate in concert band. We are also going to be adding Wind Ensemble(s) that will be pulled out during the concert band time slot. The schedule for this semester is as follows:

TUESDAYS

Early Music Program/
Beginner Keyboarding 12:30 – 1:15
Beginner Band 12:30 – 1:30
Intermediate  1:30 – 3:15
Concert Band 1:45 – 3:30

THURSDAYS

Beginner Band 12:30 – 2:30
Intermediate 12:30 – 2:30
Individual/Group Instruction 12:30 – 2:30