• Beginning Band

    This year-long class is a beginning performing band which is open to any sixth grade student who wishes to learn to play a flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, or baritone horn. Percussion is not included as a starter instrument, however after-school percussion classes will be offered to any 6th grader who is already enrolled in band and has been learning a wind instrument. The percussion classes start in the second semester and run approximately 8-10 weeks. No previous musical experience is required in order to enroll in band. Students will learn to read, understand, play and develop an appreciation of music through performance in band. A wide variety of music will be studied with an emphasis on learning to play the student’s chosen instrument along with learning to read and interpret standard musical notation. There will be multiple required evening performances throughout the school year.

  • Band 7

    This year-long class is a performing band which is open to seventh grade students who have a minimum of one year prior experience performing their instrument in a band class setting. Students will further develop their abilities to read, understand, and appreciate music through performance in band. A wide variety of increasingly complex music will be studied with an emphasis on developing higher level skills on the student’s chosen instrument along with coordination of those skills within a large band setting. There will be multiple required evening performances throughout the school year.

    • If you are interested in joining band for the first time, please see the band teacher: signature required.

  • Symphonic Band

    This year-long class is a performing band which is open to eighth grade students who have a minimum of two years prior experience performing their instrument in a band class setting. Students will further develop their abilities to read, understand, and appreciate music through performance in band. A wide variety of increasingly complex music will be studied with an emphasis on developing higher level skills on the student’s chosen instrument along with coordination of those skills within a large band setting. There will be multiple required evening performances throughout the school year, including performances outside of Horizon Community Middle School.

    • If you are interested in joining band for the first time, please see the band teacher for the audition process: signature required.

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