Welcome to 5th Grade Band!
South Bay 5th Grade Band!
Interested in joining band? Here's some information to get you started.
Which instruments are offered in band?
This year we'll be offering instruction on four instruments: flute, clarinet, trumpet, and trombone.
Each instrument will have its own class twice a week. You'll get instruction that's totally focused on your chosen instrument.
How do I decide which instrument is for me?
Students are usually most successful when they choose an instrument based on its sound. Click the instruments above for a brief demo by members of the the Army Field Band. Which sound do you like the best? Do you prefer higher sounds or lower sounds? Which instrument's sound makes you feel excited about learning music?
Are there instruments that are more difficult than others?
Any of these instruments can be learned by someone who is willing to play at home each day for about 15-20 minutes.
Are there instruments that are better for boys or better for girls?
No! Play the instrument that appeals to you.
When do the classes meet?
Flutes - Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:00-2:30
Clarinets - Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30-3:00
Trumpets - Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00-2:30
Trombones - Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-3:00
When do classes begin?
Classes begin the week of September 28th. You'll need to have an instrument by that time.
How do I get an instrument? What supplies do I need?
This packet of information for parents will help you find an instrument and the proper supplies needed to care for it.
How do I sign up?
Once you've selected an instrument and your parents have read the information packet, you are ready to sign up. Follow the link below, fill out the Google form, and submit it to officially join the South Bay 5th Grade Band!