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Middle School Band 6

Year Long Course

Prerequisite: Students in Band usually have at least 1 year of experience on their instrument and have the ability to read music. 

The following instruments make up the Concert Band: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet, Baritone, Euphonium, Trombone, Tuba, and Percussion. Students must rent or own their instrument.

Please note that guitar, recorder, harp or piano are not instruments that are included in Band.

Band is a one-year course in instrumental technique, ensemble playing, musicianship, and music-reading. The curricular aims are to improve rhythm and note-reading skills, playing range, refine technique, and to learn to play with appropriate expression. Because of the diverse range of abilities, students are placed in one of two groups in their grade to allow them to be challenged according to their skill level. The projects for the year include: the “Bands Together” concert, performed with the Upper School Band; the Winter and Spring Arts Festivals; and middle school assembly performances. 

Enrollment in Middle School Band is required for students who wish to audition for the AMIS Middle School Honor Band.