Q: WHAT IS THE AFTER SCHOOL COMMITMENT FOR BAND AND CHOIR?
A: Two concerts a year! The music department has a winter concert and a spring concert. There is one after school rehearsal before each concert. These performances and rehearsals are required and are a part of each students’ grade.
Q: WHAT IS THE COST OF JOINING BAND?
A: Nothing! The music program has many school owned instruments and books to lend to those who can not afford to rent or purchase an instrument. Cost should never deter a family or student from participating in, or enjoying music.
Q: CAN I BE IN BOTH BAND AND CHOrus?
A: Yes! Many students choose to participate in both band and choir. Both classes perform in the same concerts so there are no extra obligations.
Q: DO I NEED TO BE IN CHOIR TO BE A PART OF THE MUSICAL?
A: No. Stop by the music room to receive all the materials and to hear the audition tracks.
Q: DOES BAND OR CHOIR CONFLICT WITH SCHOOL, REC, OR TRAVEL SPORTS?
A: No! We only have two after school commitments all year and they are planned around the school sport schedule. All students should have the chance to excel in, and enjoy, both athletics and music!
Q: Can i Choose the instrument I play?
A: Yes! You can choose to play any of the band instruments. On the first day of beginning band each student will meet with Ms. Wiley and try the instrument(s) they interested in. Ms. Wiley will then help you choose the instrument that is best for you.
Where do I rent an instrument?
The following local music stores rent instruments to students at a monthly rate. Both websites have all the rental information you need. Please contact the store directly with questions.