Fifth Grade Band  

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NEEDED FOR CLASS:  (1) band instrument in good repair  (2Standard of Excellence (book 1) for your instrument  (3) a folding music stand to use at home  (4) a pencil to use in class.

Fifth Grade Band informational classes and demonstrations take place in September.  We aim to start instruction on (or around) October 1st.  Band classes meet during the last class period of the day during the classroom intervention time.   At first your child will have one class meeting per week in a (relatively) small group of like instruments . . . like all trombones for example.  In December we will start having two classes per week (one small group and one full band class).  Fifth Grade Band performs one concert each year (in mid to late April). 
Fifth Grade Band is an ungraded class, but parents will receive at least two progress reports and may contact the band director at anytime for further updates.  "Achievement Line" checklists on page 47 of the band book may provide addtional feedback on student progress.

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  • Beginning Band Parent Meeting

    There will be a meeting for parents of students who are interested in beginning band.  The meeting is at 7:00pm on Monday, September 21 in the Arcanum School Cafetorium.  Mr. Albright will give a brief overview of the band program to the audience and take questions.  Representatives from local music stores will be present to explain their rental and purchase plans. The sign up for band will take place at this meeting.  Both parents and students are welcome to attend.  If you are not able to attend, please contact Doug Albright. 

    School Phone:  692-5174, ext. 1443
    Home Phone:  692-5353
    e-mail:     doug_albright@darke.k12.oh.us

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    • Beginning Band Parent Letter
      This is a letter that was sent home with students. It briefly describes the beginning band program, offers some advice on selecting an instrument and lists some reliable brands of band instrument.
    • Army Band Instrument Demonstration
      Use the time log in the left column to find the instrument demonstration that you want to hear in the U.S. Army Field Band Instrument Demonstration Video.
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