Olympic View 5th Grade Band

  • 5th Grade Band - Mr. Annis, Director

    Welcome to the Olympic View Elementary Band!  Playing music is a wonderful, rewarding and exciting skill to practice.  Studies have repeatedly show that playing an instrument engages the brain in ways that other studies do not - participation in band is a wise choice for young students!

    If you're interested in band, please plan to attend the informational meeting on Thursday, September 14th at 7:00pm in the Nisqually Middle School Gym.  For more information, see this flier.

    New to band?  You're not alone!  Around the state and nation, 5th grade is a common time for students to begin playing an instrument.  In our district, 5th grade is the only year that a beginning band class is offered.  While sometimes students begin later, these students rarely make a long-term committment to playing; the best opportunity to learn an instrument starts in 5th grade.

    Want a few pointers to get you started on your instrument?  Get focused instruction from band directors around the district Saturday, Sept. 16th at Kick Start 2017!  See flier.

    Where and when:

    Band at Olympic View meets from 2:20 to 2:50 each day, except for ACT Wednesdays.  We meet in Portable 3, right next to the music portable.

    What you need:

    Every student needs to have their instrument and gear (cleaning materials, extra reeds, valve oil, etc.) as their music folder, which has their book, other handouts, and a pencil.

    • Instrument-specific gear:
      • Flutes - cleaning wand and cloth
      • Clarinets - extra reeds, cork grease and cleaning cloth
      • Trumpets - cleaning "snake" and valve oil
      • Trombone - cleaning "snake" and slide grease

    Concert Schedule:

    Concerts dates and times are coming soon!

    Questions or concerns?

    Feel free to contact me at pannis@nthurston.k12.wa.us.  Or, leave a phone message for me at (360) 412-4770 ex. 37808 and I'll get back to you as soon as possibe!  I look forward to hearing from you!