Band is a yearlong course designed to teach the fundamentals of playing a brass, woodwind or percussion instrument. The classes meet in "like" groups whenever possible (clarinet class, trumpet class, etc.). Beginners typically rent their instrument or purchase a used one (discuss this with the director). There are several concerts a year where participation is required. There are no auditions for 6th grade band; however the instructor will assist in selecting a band instrument.
7th & 8th - Auditions are Required
Wind Ensemble: top performing band at the middle school level. Performs at football games, pep rallies, and interscholastic contests. Additional formal concerts will be presented at various times during the school year. Time will be required outside the regular school day for rehearsal, trips, and other performances. Attendance is required at all performances
Symphonic Band: This band is for students who wish to improve their skills and techniques for advancement to the Wind Ensemble. Emphasis is placed upon fundamentals of instrumental music. Students will have an opportunity to perform in concerts throughout the school year. Attendance is required at all performances.
Parents! Please check the CHARMS website to verify that your student's personal information is correct. Under Parent/Student Login enter carpentermsband as the School Code, then click on Enter Parents Area. On the next screen, enter your child's student id number.