6th Grade Band

6th Grade Band


6th Band A
6th Band B

This is our 6th Grade Band Team!  There is a lot of talent wrapped up in this group!

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"I chose to play the flute because I love the high notes and it gives me an experience of music".  P.G.
"Music makes me feel happy because I can share my talent".  B.C.
"I enjoy playing the flute because it is fun to play and makes me feel happy.  If I'm having a bad day it makes me feel good about myself.  Band is fun.  I really enjoy playing the flute because it makes me feel really good".  C.A.
"I enjoy playing the flute because: first of all, it gives me a challenge and I enjoy taking on challenges; second, I love music and the flute takes care of that".  L.J


  The 6th Graders have Band on Mondays, and Wednesdays.  On Fridays we alternate Band with the 5th Graders.   6th Grade Band Members have Band on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. 

 Please take note:

 6th BAND GRADES are determined using the following criteria:


    Each Band Class offers a possibility of earning 10 points:

              Remembering instrument & music: 3 points

              Musical effort: 4 points

              Classroom behavior and attitude: 3 points

      Each week offers a possibility of earning 5 points by turning in a parental signed practice record

  (80-90 minutes a week is recommended).  We will use the practice record that is stapled to the inside cover of their Band Book.  They will turn in their books every Monday so I can see them.  A sample practice record will look like this:

  My child has practiced his/her instrument this week a reasonable amount of time.

                                                              Parental Signature: 

                week of August 24 __________________________


  week of August 31 __________________________


 week of September 7 __________________________


   Each quarter we will have a playing test.  This will be worth 10 points


SchoolCenter PictureInstrumental Checklist:

 flute needs:  --cleaning rag  --cleaning rod

 clarinet needs:  --at least 3 good reeds: Mitchel Lurie #2 1/2 or Van Doren #2 1/2  --cleaning swab  --cork grease  --plastic reed holder

 trumpet/baritone needs:  --slide oil  --valve oil  --slides must slide  --cleaning rod for valves  --soft cotton cloth --a cleaning snake  --mouthpiece brush

 french horn needs:  --rotary valve oil  --cleaning snake  --mouthpiece brush

 saxophone needs: --at least 3 good reeds:  Hemke #2 1/2, Rico Royal #2 1/2, LaVozmedium, or Van Doren #2 1/2  -- neck cleaner  --cleaning swab or"banana"  --cork grease  --plastic reed holder  --neck strap forinstrument

 trombone needs:  --slide oil  --cleaning brush/snake  --mouthpiece brush  --soft cotton cloth

 percussion needs:  --bells & stand  --mallets for bells  --drum pad & stand  --drum sticks


 Instrumental needs/Band accesories can be purchased through

 Midwest Music (210 S. Sante Fe; 825-6296)