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Intermediate Band and Orchestra

The students in the Intermediate Band and Orchestra are primarily second-year students working out of Essential Elements, Book 2. (Students will start the beginning of the year by reviewing Book 1). Students in this ensemble will be building on prior knowledge of music fundamentals, individual instrument technique, and ensemble skills. The goal for these students is to enhance and expand their skills so that they are prepared for 6th Grade Band or Orchestra at the end of the year.

The Intermediate Band and Orchestra, which consist of students from Edison, Field, Hawthorne, and Jefferson, rehearses after school on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 at Sandburg Middle School.

Lessons
Each student receives a weekly lesson at his/her elementary school and attends one weekly rehearsal after school. This weekly pull out lesson is the cornerstone of the elementary music program.  This small group lesson allows the teacher to evaluate and improve each student on specific instrumental techniques.

Materials
It is extremely important that your student bring these in order to make forward progress. These materials are required at EVERY Lesson/Rehearsal:

  1. Instrument
  2. Music/Book
  3. Folder/Binder
  4. Pencil
  5. Initialed practice record every week