5th Grade Band – Start of School

5th Grade Band Parents,

First of all, thanks for your help making our summer band practices
possible by arranging rides, managing schedules, and getting your students
to FT. We had a VERY productive 4 days and I think our new band students
are off to a strong start.

With school starting next Tuesday, here are a few announcements /

-Students will NOT come to band at all on the first day of school next
Tuesday and do not need to bring their instruments in on the first day.

-Woodwinds (Flute, Clarinet, Sax) will have band on Mondays and Wednesdays
during flex time throughout the year. The first day they need their
instruments will be Wednesday, August 23rd.

-Brass and Percussion (Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Percussion) will have
band on Tuesdays and Thursdays during flex time throughout the year. The
first day they will need their instruments will be Thursday, August 24th.

-On band days, students can bring their instruments into the band room in
the morning before school starts and use the shelves in the back of the
room to store instruments throughout the day.

-Students should put a ribbon or keychain on their case to make identifying
their instrument easier (many cases look alike).

-Trombone, baritone, and percussion students can elect to use a school
owned instrument at school and leave their personal instrument at home if
transporting the large instrument becomes a problem. The student will need
to bring their own mouthpiece or bell mallets (sticks) and music folder.
The student will just need to let one of the band directors know of their
intention to use a school owned instrument.

We’ll send out more info, including concert dates and band policies, next
week after we meet with the students during school.


-Adam Ladd
AW Bands