Band


Overview

Band is a two component program consisting of lessons and full band rehearsals offered to students in grades 4-8.

Lessons

Players have one lesson per week for thirty minutes and one rehearsal per week for forty-five minutes.  Kids leave class time to attend a lesson in the band room for thirty minutes once per week.

  • Lessons are in group settings of like instrument.
  • Lessons times follow a rolling schedule. For example, if a group has a lesson at 8:00am one week the next week it will be at 8:30am. Each new week’s lesson advances up a half hour to finally return to the 8:00am hour some weeks later.

Performances

  • There are three concerts performed throughout the school year.
  • Grades 5-8 also travel at Christmas time to perform one day at various public venues.

Cost

Tuition is paid for by parents who enroll their child in the program. See Mr. Allard for more complete details.

Band rehearsals are as scheduled

Please pickup your child on the upper parking lot by primary doors. Students that are not picked up on time will be taken to the after school care program located in the Library.

  • 4th grade Cadet Band Tuesdays 2:45 – 3:30pm 
  • 5th grade Concert Band Mondays 2:45 – 3:30pm
  • 6–8th grade Wind Ensemble Wednesdays 2:45 – 3:30pm
    (Thursdays are extra rehearsal days for middle school, to be arranged and communicated prior to rehearsals)
  • 7-8th grade Jazz Ensemble Thursdays 2:45 – 3:30pm (Each rehearsal is on an every other week basis)

Guidelines & Requirements

  • Please communicate to the school office or to me directly any scheduled after school absences such as dentist appointments or the like. Remember that my knowing their whereabouts is very important.
  • Occasionally lessons are missed due to field trips taken by homerooms or other school functions. A good faith effort will be made to make up these lessons.
  • You may pay the entire year’s tuition all at once, or send your payment on the installment due dates. The option is entirely yours. Timely payment is important. Try not to be late. I rely on your good efforts. However, if any special circumstance should arise and paying the band tuition on time is not possible, please communicate with me right away. Visit the website for a tuition payment form.
  • Participation in all performances scheduled above is a requirement for being in the band. Your child’s role in the concert selections we perform is vital to the success of the performance.

 


Official Band Web Site

Band Director
Pierre Allard

Grades
4th - 8th

Location
Band Room