5TH GRADE CONCERT BAND
The 5th Grade Concert Band is an ensemble of nearly 25 students, all of which are in the 5th Grade. The band involves nearly half of the entire 5th grade class! In September students went through instrument testing and recieved recommendations towards a specific instrument to begin on. Throughout the month of October and November, students began small group lessons and full group band rehearsals in preparation for their first concert in December. Students also get to take the SUPER LUNG challange and can receive band cash (redeemable for band prizes) for practicing hard and successfully getting through their lesson assignments. See below for more info on the Super Lung Contest and Band Cash! The 5th Grade band is open to all 5th graders and any student interested in joining can do so at any point in the year!
SUPER LUNG CONTEST
5th Grade students can compete in this contest where the length of a held note is timed. Students can choose any pitch to play on their instrument - the only catch is that the note needs to be consistant. Students get timed every few lessons and their progress is displayed on this chart. This photo was updated 1/18/2011.
BAND CASH PRACTICE CHALLENGE
For every page that a student successfully completes in their lesson book, they get to add a sticker to this chart. In addition, they also recieve 1 'band cash' with which they can trade for a variety of small prizes. This photo was updated 1/18/2011.
5-12 ALL-BAND CONCERT 3/3/2011
FIRST BAND CONCERT! 12/6/2010
- Jingle Bells......................arr. McBride