Intermediate Band- Grades 5/6

Intermediate band is a continuation of the instrumental music studies begun at the elementary level. In addition to improving individual playing skills, students will begin to learn group-playing techniques. Every band student will learn proper rehearsal behavior (attentiveness, respect, good posture, etc.), skills outlined in the NYS music standards such as major and minor scales, the chromatic scale, fundamentals of music theory, tone production, breath control, and the importance of practicing for improvement. Students are required to attend weekly lessons, and complete a weekly practice portfolio as well as perform at all scheduled concerts.

General Music and Intermediate Chorus- Grade 5/6

All students in grade 5 and 6 participate in a 13 week music program. This setting introduces students to many different aspects of music including, for interested students, choral performance (concert participation required). Within the general music program students participate in activities that include singing, music theory and history, listening techniques and music appreciation. These studies will prepare and assist in developing the student’s abilities for future music classes/ensembles and his/her role as a music consumer.